I signed up to grab a copy early and picked it up a couple of days ago. I have read it cover to cover! Twice! But I won’t be letting this gather dust on my tablet, it’s one of those informative and driven reads that I’ll be dipping into time and time again as it covers so many topics on running a creative business. It’s not a how to which I love, often those types of books don’t fit me, I find I can’t do this on that day followed by that after so to read that Jessica has a just do it attitude is fascinating.
Beginning from her first licensing deal to the wonderful wellington boots Kicker starter project the first part of the journey covers Jessica’s story. She talks openly and honestly about the highs AND lows and juggling everything else along the way.
Jump Trust Repeat came about just when I needed it. And although it would be a bit over the top to say it changed my life, it did change and direct my thinking. I had been worrying a lot lately and being indecisive about too many projects and which way to jump but after reading part one I felt energized to follow the path that felt right for me.
It is more than just a life story of how Jessica Swift become a artist and business. It’s an insightful and extremely useful book for artists and surface pattern designers who want to make a living from their art.
The 2nd part of the book is dedicated to questions and answers and deals with finances, (the dreaded) pricing, time management, trade shows, networking and much more……It’s over 100 pages of insightful and heartfelt information.
Quoted from the introduction of Jump Trust Repeat by Jessica Swift:
“Your wildest dreams are totally 100% available to you. No matter what.”
Website: Jessica Swift
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