Hi! I'm Saga, a newly self-employed freelance Illustrator, fantasy cartographer and designer, trying very hard to establish themselves as a designer in the tabletop gaming sphere. You can see some of the work I produce over on my portfolio blog here: https://smackfolio.wordpress.com/
So...I've resisted doing this for a long time, but after battling against my seven-year old hardware, spending an entire morning attempting to make a ten minute change to a client's illustration... enough is enough. I need new equipment.
However, money is exceptionally tight right now as I struggle to get my freelance illustration and design practice off the ground (not helped by a poorly timed global pandemic). I've therefore had to make do with hardware that is long past its use-by date and is now barely able to keep up with what I need it to do (and as importantly, what my *clients* need me to make it to do!). What money I *do* get in every month is just about helping me scrape by, but leaves no space for saving up for the equipment I truly need.
WHAT WILL THE FUNDS BE USED FOR : Primarily, money raised will be put towards a new general use laptop or desktop PC which is powerful enough to deal with whatever 2020+ can throw at it, or at least whatever is most affordable for the sum raised. I don't expect there will be much remaining after that, but on the off chance there is anything left over, it will go towards either my ongoing studio space rental or a new graphics tablet or scanner - whatever I can do best use it to improve my efficiency and ability to do the work that I love.
- Christopher Baker
- Brian Parker