For this edition of Artist Profile, we’re thrilled to feature animator/motion graphics pro Amy Paul. Amy, who is from Canada, is a design and layout pro who recently completed a Tenlegs gig for New York University’s Stern School of Business, but don’t miss more of her work on her Tenlegs Portfolio.
Tell us a bit about yourself as an artist and your background.
I grew up in Toronto and I did my associate design degree at Pratt Manhattan and worked at Pace University in New York City in their in-house design department. It was a great experience because it it exposed me to a lot of different disciplines and design ideas. I returned to Toronto in 2004 and after a few years of working freelance, I decided to take the leap and open my own company.
You’ve worked on two different Tenlegs gigs at this point. Tell us what they have been like, how you got them and what your process while working on them has been like.
Tenlegs gigs have been great. From the initial application process to receiving the job, I approach each project with excitement because it’s a new challenge. As a self-employed person, it’s really great working with the Tenlegs team because they are behind you and fully support you throughout the entire process.
Beyond the Tenlegs gigs, what are you working on?
I am currently working on a small business logo and a financial report/infographic for a tech company. I am also trying to maintain and increase my social media/online presence.
You make great use of your Tenlegs portfolio. Any tips for readers on what they should or shouldn’t include?
Keep it really up-to-date. So, when you have something new, add it on right away. As well, you should try to display as much range as possible.
Any advice for artists who are looking to find freelance work out there?
Don’t be afraid to take on any job. With enough patience and communication you can figure out what the client wants and, best of all, you can learn something new along the way. Get your name and work out there!