Editor’s note: This is part of a series highlighting member stories on SkillPages. Tess is an entertainer and performer using SkillPages to help improve her show.
I have been performing in theatre and circus my whole life. At the moment I am a freelance performer, balloon artist and teacher based in Bristol. It keeps me very busy as I have a few shows which are collaborations with other artists. Freelancing is great, I get to work all over the world, meet wonderful people and literally play all day every day. (Except when I have to do my taxes and other admin of course).
Recently I needed work done on a prop for one of my shows and wondered where to find the right person. I needed it painted in a very particular way and with my busy schedule I needed a quick, easy solution. I found SkillPages and knew straight away it was the right place to be looking. The array of skilled people to search is fantastic. After no time at all I had found a wonderful artist. I checked out his work and it suited the skill level I wanted for the project. I contacted John directly. We met up and he showed me some sketches and then he had it ready in a few days. He did a beautiful job on the piece and we took it on our tour to the Balkans.
I also love that I can showcase my skills for everyone to search and find on SkillPages. So now when people are looking for entertainers they can contact me directly. In short, I think SkillPages is a great idea!