Episode 3

with Leena Kisonen

“Money is fuel, basically. It’s just something that helps you do the things you want to do in life.” -Leena Kisonen

In this episode I speak with illustrator and graphic designer Leena Kisonen about money. We discuss the ways both of us made the transition from working full time in an office to taking the leap into freelance life, we talk about how to discuss money with clients, resources Leena recommends for knowing how much to charge for your work, how to re-frame money in a positive way if you have negative feelings around it, and much more.

Subscribe to Leena’s YouTube channel here, where she talks about illustration, pricing, how to run your freelance illustration business, and more.

Leena has also created some excellent resources around pricing, copywriting, creating a business model, and more on her instagram stories here.

You can find Leena’s portfolio on her personal site here and her Behance page here.

Resources mentioned:
The Friendly Unknown by Allison Filice, copyright 2021