We recently ran a competition on Instagram to see people's ‘Working from home’ set-ups. The winning entry was Sarah Hill, a freelance artist based in London, and we thought it would be a good idea to get to know more about what she does.

freelancer spotlight sarah hill

Q1: Tell us a bit about what you do? 

I am an artist based in London. I draw in monochrome, at the moment I am focused on designing my own greeting cards, with hopes to expand with merchandising my designs onto everyday products. I have studied in the past at University of the Arts London, and since November 2017 have been renting a shared studio space in North London.

Q2: How long have you been self-employed?

I have been self-employed for almost a year and a half, and before that was studying or had employed work.

Q3: Why did you choose to become a freelancer/self-employed?

Many arts/ creative jobs are freelance, and also it is something I needed to do to be able to sell my own artwork. There is a freedom in being a freelancer.  I was always put off / scared by the idea of doing a tax return, but it’s something you can get used to.

Q4: Can we see some examples of your work? (Links to portfolio, images we can post etc)

https://www.instagram.com/sarah_hill_artist/

 

Q5: How has the coronavirus pandemic affected you and your business?

My regular freelance work for others is on hold, and I was planning to do some seasonal work as an exam scribe but GCSE school exams have been cancelled for this year.

Q6: Where can people go to find out more about you and your services? (Website links, social media etc.)

https://www.instagram.com/sarah_hill_artist/   (I don’t have a website yet)

Q7. Can you tell us a project you are really proud of?

During my MA degree in 2016, I did some public speaking on a megaphone in a live performance at college, which terrified me but brought me out of my comfort zone like never before!

Q8. Who would be your dream client?

A department store like Selfridges or Liberty London!

Q9.What’s the one piece of advice you would give to an up and coming new freelancer artist?

Don’t give up, there are some good days and some bad days, just stay authentic to yourself and your beliefs.

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