3 Steps to obtaining success as a freelance artist & designer using specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based (SMART) goals
When it comes to obtaining success for an artist or designer we have to clearly define what “success” means to us. At the end of the day “success” is not the same for everyone.
For one artist, “success” could mean that they have millions of followers on social media. Whereas for another artist “success” could be them selling more of their work online. Or maybe it’s being able to draw portraits at a 45 degree angle with decent proportions.
For a designer, “success” could also be to have millions of followers on social media. Or to land larger clients who can afford their work. Or maybe for them “success” is understanding how to properly use illustrator and manipulate anchor points.
Whatever “success” means to you, you have to do the following to obtain it:
- Clearly define what success means to you
- Set S.M.A.R.T. goals
- Doing whatever is needed to reach that goal
Once you set up your S.M.A.R.T. goals you will see how much easier it will be to obtain success because you have clearly identified what you’re trying to do, when you’re going to have it done, and how you are going to do it. It won’t be easy but it is sure worth it.