A weekly email for artists and creatives in the trenches of building a business.

Every day, I help artists and creatives get more clients and thrive as business owners.

My work is in progress — helping with the progress of others, and as a business owner myself.

work in progress is a place where I share what I'm learning about freelance and creative work.

Written to help artists and creatives thrive as business owners. Delivered every Sunday morning.





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