Hi there! I think I read somewhere that you did freelance for Disney (before you were working there) so I was just wondering, how does one go about doing that? Who would you need to get in contact with for that kind of thing? Thanks very much :)


Hi there! I will highly recommend having an online portfolio for people to browse. That’s how I was contacted for work. It doesn’t have to be complicated or anything— just neat, organized, and professional :)

Things to remember:

  • Include only your best work and keep updating your portfolio as you create more and improve your work. Keep updating and replace older work with your newer and better pieces.

  • Include some information about yourself and what your focus/skills are. Example “I’m a storyboard and layout artist”. Also mention what you’re available for. Freelance, commissions, whatever you’re seeking work for.

  • Contact information is super important. At the very least include an email address because if people can’t contact you after they see your rad portfolio, it defeats the purpose.

  • You can include a resume or experience history if you’re comfortable with it but be careful about posting your full address and other personal info online. Just to be safe! If someone is interested in hiring you for anything, they can contact you via email and you can go from there.

Having your portfolio online makes it easy to also show your work to prospective employers if you actively apply to job postings. Most postings will probably ask for a link to your portfolio so it’s extra handy to have that all ready to go

As for contacts, like I mentioned, I was found via my online portfolio— but there are also places online where jobs are posted and you can apply for open positions. Many studios like Nickelodeon post job openings and information on their own webpages and if you work specifically in something like Storyboards, there most likely are forums/blogs that focus on job listings for that particular skill.

It may sound obvious, but if you google a company name (and location if they have studios in multiple cities like Los Angeles and New York) and ‘Jobs’, it should bring up job listings relevant for that area and help narrow your search.

I hope that helps! Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to know about and I’ll try to help :D

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