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If you're an independent marketing consultant or work as a creative freelancer, join Freelance Forum's monthly events. Along with great networking, we offer up guest speakers covering a wide range of topics. You'll learn how to be successful working as freelance writer, graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, marketing consultants, web designer, etc.

We’re friends, colleagues, mentors, newbies, veterans and referral sources. You'll have fun, meet friendly people who will encourage you, enjoy good food and great presenters!

Upcoming events (5+)

Atlanta Creative Freelancers

Professional Photo Resources, Inc.

• What we'll do THINKING VISUALLY: USING IMAGES TO COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY How Do Expert Visual Thinkers Approach Communications? Only a small part of the human brain is devoted to processing verbal information. At the next meeting of the Atlanta Creative Freelance Forum, we'll discuss how visual problem solvers approach their work—and how non-illustrators working with them can optimize communication for better support and enhanced delivery of the client’s message. Our Expert Panel: Trevor Stone Irvin One of Atlanta’s foremost illustrators with an especially robust background in sports and the arts, Trevor's multidisciplinary portfolio includes illustration, layout and design, corporate ID, storyboarding, web design, sculpture, mascot and character design, architectural rendering and some animation. He was educated at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, was a member of the debut team at CNN, and has taught design in several area colleges. John Nelson An accomplished artist with 23 years of experience as an illustrator and conceptual sketch artist for corporate, editorial, advertising, and institutional clients, John's clients include IBM, GE, United Technologies Corporation, Xerox, Georgia Tech Library, Reliance Worldwide Corp, Oreo Cookies, Kimberly-Clark, and others too numerous to list. John’s areas of expertise include visualizing and drawing objects and environments that do not yet exist, and simplifying complex concepts. John studied graphic design at the University of Georgia and illustration with Miami Ad School via the Atlanta Portfolio Center. Charles Quinniey A multimedia specialist and animator who divides his time between Atlanta and Buffalo, New York, Charles has worked as a graphic artist and animator with Western New York Media Minority Professionals, WKBW Channel 7 and NABET (National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. He is known for his work on the films Henry’s Future, Super Simple Science Stuff, Bad IQ and Something Dark. He studied economics at Morehouse College and has an MFA in animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. Lynda Green With her partner Arington Hendley, Lynda runs the LAPD Atlanta, that is, Lynda & Arington ProDuctions, a studio as lighthearted as its name. Lynda is known for larger-than-life and often humorous advertising photography focused on lifestyle and work—and for a particularly sweet spot when it comes to photographing animals. In addition to still photography, Lynda and partners offer a range of support services to the film industry and produce all manner of photography involving special effects. Lynda has degrees in zoology the University of Georgia and photography from Sam Houston University and teaches at the Art Institute of Atlanta. • What to bring Come at 6:30 pm to enjoy a delicious buffet and great networking opportunities. Our panel discussion starts at 7:15 pm. • Important to know ABOUT FREELANCE FORUM Our members are made up of freelance marketing and creative professionals (designers, writers, video/photographers, marketing consultants, etc.). Admission: Free for members. Guests pay $15. Dress: Blue jeans rule. Business attire is okay if you just came from a big meeting with a corporate client. But otherwise, relax. For more information about Freelance Forum, visit: http://freelanceforum.org/

Atlanta Creative Freelancers

Professional Photo Resources, Inc.

• What we'll do THINKING VISUALLY: USING IMAGES TO COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY How Do Expert Visual Thinkers Approach Communications? Only a small part of the human brain is devoted to processing verbal information. At the next meeting of the Atlanta Creative Freelance Forum, we'll discuss how visual problem solvers approach their work—and how non-illustrators working with them can optimize communication for better support and enhanced delivery of the client’s message. Our Expert Panel: Trevor Stone Irvin One of Atlanta’s foremost illustrators with an especially robust background in sports and the arts, Trevor's multidisciplinary portfolio includes illustration, layout and design, corporate ID, storyboarding, web design, sculpture, mascot and character design, architectural rendering and some animation. He was educated at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, was a member of the debut team at CNN, and has taught design in several area colleges. John Nelson An accomplished artist with 23 years of experience as an illustrator and conceptual sketch artist for corporate, editorial, advertising, and institutional clients, John's clients include IBM, GE, United Technologies Corporation, Xerox, Georgia Tech Library, Reliance Worldwide Corp, Oreo Cookies, Kimberly-Clark, and others too numerous to list. John’s areas of expertise include visualizing and drawing objects and environments that do not yet exist, and simplifying complex concepts. John studied graphic design at the University of Georgia and illustration with Miami Ad School via the Atlanta Portfolio Center. Charles Quinniey A multimedia specialist and animator who divides his time between Atlanta and Buffalo, New York, Charles has worked as a graphic artist and animator with Western New York Media Minority Professionals, WKBW Channel 7 and NABET (National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. He is known for his work on the films Henry’s Future, Super Simple Science Stuff, Bad IQ and Something Dark. He studied economics at Morehouse College and has an MFA in animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. Lynda Green With her partner Arington Hendley, Lynda runs the LAPD Atlanta, that is, Lynda & Arington ProDuctions, a studio as lighthearted as its name. Lynda is known for larger-than-life and often humorous advertising photography focused on lifestyle and work—and for a particularly sweet spot when it comes to photographing animals. In addition to still photography, Lynda and partners offer a range of support services to the film industry and produce all manner of photography involving special effects. Lynda has degrees in zoology the University of Georgia and photography from Sam Houston University and teaches at the Art Institute of Atlanta. • What to bring Come at 6:30 pm to enjoy a delicious buffet and great networking opportunities. Our panel discussion starts at 7:15 pm. • Important to know ABOUT FREELANCE FORUM Our members are made up of freelance marketing and creative professionals (designers, writers, video/photographers, marketing consultants, etc.). Admission: Free for members. Guests pay $15. Dress: Blue jeans rule. Business attire is okay if you just came from a big meeting with a corporate client. But otherwise, relax. For more information about Freelance Forum, visit: http://freelanceforum.org/

Atlanta Creative Freelancers

Professional Photo Resources, Inc.

• What we'll do THINKING VISUALLY: USING IMAGES TO COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY How Do Expert Visual Thinkers Approach Communications? Only a small part of the human brain is devoted to processing verbal information. At the next meeting of the Atlanta Creative Freelance Forum, we'll discuss how visual problem solvers approach their work—and how non-illustrators working with them can optimize communication for better support and enhanced delivery of the client’s message. Our Expert Panel: Trevor Stone Irvin One of Atlanta’s foremost illustrators with an especially robust background in sports and the arts, Trevor's multidisciplinary portfolio includes illustration, layout and design, corporate ID, storyboarding, web design, sculpture, mascot and character design, architectural rendering and some animation. He was educated at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, was a member of the debut team at CNN, and has taught design in several area colleges. John Nelson An accomplished artist with 23 years of experience as an illustrator and conceptual sketch artist for corporate, editorial, advertising, and institutional clients, John's clients include IBM, GE, United Technologies Corporation, Xerox, Georgia Tech Library, Reliance Worldwide Corp, Oreo Cookies, Kimberly-Clark, and others too numerous to list. John’s areas of expertise include visualizing and drawing objects and environments that do not yet exist, and simplifying complex concepts. John studied graphic design at the University of Georgia and illustration with Miami Ad School via the Atlanta Portfolio Center. Charles Quinniey A multimedia specialist and animator who divides his time between Atlanta and Buffalo, New York, Charles has worked as a graphic artist and animator with Western New York Media Minority Professionals, WKBW Channel 7 and NABET (National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. He is known for his work on the films Henry’s Future, Super Simple Science Stuff, Bad IQ and Something Dark. He studied economics at Morehouse College and has an MFA in animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. Lynda Green With her partner Arington Hendley, Lynda runs the LAPD Atlanta, that is, Lynda & Arington ProDuctions, a studio as lighthearted as its name. Lynda is known for larger-than-life and often humorous advertising photography focused on lifestyle and work—and for a particularly sweet spot when it comes to photographing animals. In addition to still photography, Lynda and partners offer a range of support services to the film industry and produce all manner of photography involving special effects. Lynda has degrees in zoology the University of Georgia and photography from Sam Houston University and teaches at the Art Institute of Atlanta. • What to bring Come at 6:30 pm to enjoy a delicious buffet and great networking opportunities. Our panel discussion starts at 7:15 pm. • Important to know ABOUT FREELANCE FORUM Our members are made up of freelance marketing and creative professionals (designers, writers, video/photographers, marketing consultants, etc.). Admission: Free for members. Guests pay $15. Dress: Blue jeans rule. Business attire is okay if you just came from a big meeting with a corporate client. But otherwise, relax. For more information about Freelance Forum, visit: http://freelanceforum.org/

Atlanta Creative Freelancers

Professional Photo Resources, Inc.

• What we'll do THINKING VISUALLY: USING IMAGES TO COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY How Do Expert Visual Thinkers Approach Communications? Only a small part of the human brain is devoted to processing verbal information. At the next meeting of the Atlanta Creative Freelance Forum, we'll discuss how visual problem solvers approach their work—and how non-illustrators working with them can optimize communication for better support and enhanced delivery of the client’s message. Our Expert Panel: Trevor Stone Irvin One of Atlanta’s foremost illustrators with an especially robust background in sports and the arts, Trevor's multidisciplinary portfolio includes illustration, layout and design, corporate ID, storyboarding, web design, sculpture, mascot and character design, architectural rendering and some animation. He was educated at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, was a member of the debut team at CNN, and has taught design in several area colleges. John Nelson An accomplished artist with 23 years of experience as an illustrator and conceptual sketch artist for corporate, editorial, advertising, and institutional clients, John's clients include IBM, GE, United Technologies Corporation, Xerox, Georgia Tech Library, Reliance Worldwide Corp, Oreo Cookies, Kimberly-Clark, and others too numerous to list. John’s areas of expertise include visualizing and drawing objects and environments that do not yet exist, and simplifying complex concepts. John studied graphic design at the University of Georgia and illustration with Miami Ad School via the Atlanta Portfolio Center. Charles Quinniey A multimedia specialist and animator who divides his time between Atlanta and Buffalo, New York, Charles has worked as a graphic artist and animator with Western New York Media Minority Professionals, WKBW Channel 7 and NABET (National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. He is known for his work on the films Henry’s Future, Super Simple Science Stuff, Bad IQ and Something Dark. He studied economics at Morehouse College and has an MFA in animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. Lynda Green With her partner Arington Hendley, Lynda runs the LAPD Atlanta, that is, Lynda & Arington ProDuctions, a studio as lighthearted as its name. Lynda is known for larger-than-life and often humorous advertising photography focused on lifestyle and work—and for a particularly sweet spot when it comes to photographing animals. In addition to still photography, Lynda and partners offer a range of support services to the film industry and produce all manner of photography involving special effects. Lynda has degrees in zoology the University of Georgia and photography from Sam Houston University and teaches at the Art Institute of Atlanta. • What to bring Come at 6:30 pm to enjoy a delicious buffet and great networking opportunities. Our panel discussion starts at 7:15 pm. • Important to know ABOUT FREELANCE FORUM Our members are made up of freelance marketing and creative professionals (designers, writers, video/photographers, marketing consultants, etc.). Admission: Free for members. Guests pay $15. Dress: Blue jeans rule. Business attire is okay if you just came from a big meeting with a corporate client. But otherwise, relax. For more information about Freelance Forum, visit: http://freelanceforum.org/

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