Geri Coady is a colour-obsessed Canadian illustrator and designer living in Nottingham, UK. A former ad agency art director, she has worked with companies such as Simply Accessible, Microsoft, Google, Nokia Withings, Scholastic, and A List Apart; as well as numerous magazines including Courier and Standart. She is the author of Color Accessibility Workflows by A Book Apart and was voted net Magazine’s Designer of the Year in 2014. Her side business, Geri Draws Japan, showcases her love for Japanese culture through original art prints, pins, stationery and more.
If Not Now, When? Turning Your Passion Project into a Reality
Going full-time freelance can be challenging enough, but taking the plunge to bring your ideas to life as physical, sellable products can be even more intimidating. In this talk, Geri will discuss how she switched her career focus to turn her lifetime passion into a livelihood.