A local freelance graphic designer and author will share her experiences and tips during Parkland College’s next “Meet the Pros” lecture March 12.
Gretchen Wieshuber is owner of Studio 2D, a Champaign firm she started in 1989 to serve smaller businesses and organizations that wanted professional design but could not afford a full-size agency. She is also the author of Graphic Design Home Office (available on Amazon).
Her talk will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Room C118 at the campus and is open to the public.
A freelance designer for more than 25 years, Wieshuber also counsels would-be entrepreneurs as a SCORE volunteer and occasionally teaches graphic design history and typography at Parkland. She has a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In her lecture, Wieshuber will share her ups and downs in freelance work as well as offer tips on how to command the best projects and highest compensation throughout your career. Other topics will include building a clientele, estimating a project, providing your own benefits, and staying profitable.The MEET THE PROS lecture series, featuring heroes from the Champaign-Urbana creative community, is presented by Fine and Applied Arts at Parkland College and sponsored by 40North/88West and CUDO. Find more information at gds.parkland.edu/pros/wieshuber/ .