I regularly freelance 1-on-1 art workshops in 3-month durations. The workshops are designed around weekly sessions, focused on the improvement of specific artistic goals requested by the client.
I design the workshop as something that can be dovetailed into the client's existing schedule, and provide a structured, tailored curriculum over 12 weeks to help see tangible improvement/results in their work. My approach is centred elevating the quality of creative labor and to showcase how to prioritize and maintain emotional satisfaction as a consistent standard when creating. I'm protective of an artist's creative freedom, and work to encourage an artist to express their own visions better, rather than teaching how to do art.
I'm often hired to help with:
I've workshopped with clients of all levels of skill, from beginner level to the established professional. If you seek artistic improvement, creative recovery, or direction with your work, I'll help you get you where you want to be.
TIER 1 | STORY CONCEPTION/ORGANIZING
TIER 2 | NARRATIVE/SCRIPT EDITING
TIER 3 | PROJECT SUPERVISOR/EDITOR
TIER 4 | PROJECT COACHING/MANAGEMENT
The weekly sessions consist of 12 total (averaging 3 months) over text messaging programs (Discord or Google Chat), with the rate of $200 USD per session. Continuance for another 3-month duration optional.
If you're interested, please contact me for additional information and a free introduction interview.
As of 01/19/2024 I am available for 1 new clients.
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"Adept in both art and story and able to provide extremely precise advice for both, Jayd is one of the most passionate comic story editors I’ve ever come across. She really cares about getting it right." —Arielle
If you’re interested in leveling up your comic and art skills, getting to the heart of your story, punching up what makes it interesting and true -- all while keeping everything running on a reasonable schedule -- Jayd is absolutely the person to hire.
I hired Jayd to help me get a personally significant project, a 27 page mini-comic, published in time for a convention. I had made hundreds of pages of comics before, but I came to Jayd so she could help me rebuild my comic making process and mindset from the ground up. Specifically, I was interested in how to make comics in a way that felt more enjoyable and fun, manageable for my time, and healthy for my well being. Jayd’s guidance on all areas of this project far, far surpassed my expectations. She’s just beyond.
Adept in both art and story and able to provide extremely precise advice for both, Jayd is one of the most passionate comic story editors I’ve ever come across. She really cares about getting it right. Jayd will hash out narrative tangles for hours, break down art direction and visual language, and tweak comic layouts to be more clear and economical. She’ll interrogate you on character motivations, prodding you towards a deeper, revelatory understanding of your own story than you thought possible.
On the more logistic side of things, Jayd handily managed the process, made a project spreadsheet, and steadily guided me step-by-step to the finish line. She generously shared her expertise built from years of self-publishing and self-managing her own projects. Using examples from her own comics, she demonstrated and demystified all her processes in great detail, from visual inspiration gathering, script, layout, and ink. She even pulled double duty as a colorist for me (quite beautifully!) to make sure the project would make the deadline.
Probably the greatest and most unexpected side effect of all this: In wanting to learn to prioritize fun and health during my comic making process, I wound up also making the best work of my life. I raised the bar of what I believed I was capable of drawing. This mindset has influenced everything I’ve drawn since.
After several months of working with Jayd, I have a finished project I am so incredibly proud of and a newly rekindled joy for what this medium can do. It’s such a meaningful gift that I can hold this comic in my hands and say, “This was fun!! I’ll make another!!” and I’m so grateful to Jayd for her generosity, her time, and her unrelenting belief that guided me through.