Editor’s note: This is part of a series highlighting member stories. Robert Sherrard is a chalkboard artist from Texas who uses SkillPages to find some extra work.
For the last 20 years I’ve worked as a professional illustrator & designer, primarily in the sign industry. Currently I work as a graphic artist, using Adobe Illustrator as well as hand painting chalkboards. I also like to do portraits, illustrations and all kinds of creative side projects.
SkillPages has been a great way of marketing myself to get a little extra work. After joining and adding my skills, I was contacted by the marketing director for a well known food chain here in Dallas to do a series of murals for their restaurants. He was looking for a chalkboard artist and thankfully he found me.
A Rewarding Project
I worked on a wine menu for them – it was one of the most difficult pieces I’ve ever done but the experience was incredible. It was such a rewarding project and they were truly some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with.
Based on my personal experience, anyone with a specialized niche can benefit greatly from being on SkillPages. Many skills like mine are in very short supply and anything to get your skills out there and get found is a great help.
I think Skillpages is where some of the more savvy companies are searching for talent!