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{my new book!} creative, inc. + book tour dates…

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Hooray! I’m happy to announce the launch of my new book with Meg Mateo Ilasco, Creative, Inc. The book gives the 411 on how to be a successful freelance creative and covers everything from creating a standout portfolio to working with clients to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. This is the book I wish I had when I started my freelance business 5 years ago.

Big thanks to Design*Sponge for posting a sneak peek of the stop-motion film we created for the book today. Filmed by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, featuring music by Boy Girl Party, and starring yours truly and my co-author Meg, check out our little film above for an animated excerpt from the book {click above to play and be sure to turn up the volume}. Also, we’ll be making three stops for our book tour in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York โ€“ and I’ll be sure to post reminders and RSVP information for each event as it gets closer.

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Starting next week, some of our favorite bloggers {including Poppytalk, Oh Happy Day, SFGirlByBay, Grain Edit, Not Martha, Book By Its Cover, Mint, Wit & Delight, Decor 8, and more} will be hosting giveaways, sharing interviews with us, and more behind-the-scenes on the book…so stay tuned! So for now, we hope you enjoy the film…and look forward to meeting many of you at our upcoming book signings! The book can be purchased through Chronicle or Amazon {and on the Kindle} as well as other shops where books are sold.

85 comments

  1. congrats! i’m currently reading your book and learning a lot from it! wish i was near those 3 cities for your book tour. adorable film!

  2. Hi Dyanna,
    I know…sorry we wont be stopping in Seattle ;(. We will be posting pics from all the parties though so you can still be there virtually ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Best!
    Joy

  3. congratulations! the video is adorable. excited for you + meg. so looking forward to the book launch party. i’ll make to the sf one for sure.

  4. can’t wait for my copy. i loved meg’s other book and will be delighted to read what you have to say. congrats!! this is truly cause for a celebration. xo.

  5. congratulations joy! i’m so excited to participate in the blog tour. i spent all weekend pouring over my copy of creative, inc.- it’s amazing. seriously.
    (the film is adorable too!)

  6. wow! i love the video!! i already have the craft, inc. book and love it, and this book looks great too! can’t wait to get my hands on it and all the advice!

  7. This video is SO cute! I love it!! Congratulations JOYBIRD! you are lovely and you deserve this success. xoxo

  8. Joy, congratulations !!
    I follow your blog from Dominican Republic.
    Wonderful news !! I will get my copy asap !!

  9. Love the video!!! Can’t wait to read your book… Come to Minneapolis sometime so all your adoring fans can shower you with praise!

  10. Joy,
    I know I haven’t been following (or blogging, for that matter for long), so I have not ‘seen’ this process from beginning to end – but, I do want to say CONGRATULATIONS on such a huge accomplishment and success. It is extremely inspiring and I look forward to seeing the book!

  11. That is awesome! I am going to have to find myself a copy, because I will soon be starting my own design firm as well! I was in a bookstore in McMinnville, OR a few weeks ago, and saw some stationary I really liked. When I looked at it, it said, “Oh Joy!” and I thought, “Oh Joy!” Congrats!

  12. Hi Sarah,
    Were only making 3 stops for the tour ;( and Philly wont be one of them unfortunately.
    We will be postings lots of pics though so that those who arent near a city where well be can see snippets from it!
    Joy

  13. I just received my copy of the book and it’s amazing. I’ve been looking for a book like this and now I finally have it! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. Have fun on the tour!

  14. I am in the UK and recently started reading your blog (and a lot of other blogs in your virtual book tour!). Have just ordered up a copy – it looks great and I love your video!

  15. I’ve bought your book in NY, during my holidays, the day before my return in Italy.
    I’m seriously thinking to leave my “sure” italian job to follow my man all arround the world!!
    And this book has come in a particular moment of my life… thank you girls… It will bring me good luck, I’M SURE ABOUT THAT!!!!

  16. Hi Joy
    I am in the UK, and I brought your book and it arrived in the post yesterday, which was really exciting! Started reading it this morning and it is a massive inspiration, and is totally helping me on the way to my new freelancing life!
    A brilliant MUST HAVE for any creative ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks!

  17. Hi Joy
    I am in the UK, and I brought your book and it arrived in the post yesterday, which was really exciting! Started reading it this morning and it is a massive inspiration, and is totally helping me on the way to my new freelancing life!
    A brilliant MUST HAVE for any creative ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks!

  18. Hi Joy
    I am in the UK, and I brought your book and it arrived in the post yesterday, which was really exciting! Started reading it this morning and it is a massive inspiration, and is totally helping me on the way to my new freelancing life!
    A brilliant MUST HAVE for any creative ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks!

  19. Hi Joy
    I am in the UK, and I brought your book and it arrived in the post yesterday, which was really exciting! Started reading it this morning and it is a massive inspiration, and is totally helping me on the way to my new freelancing life!
    A brilliant MUST HAVE for any creative ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks!

  20. Hi Joy
    I am in the UK, and I brought your book and it arrived in the post yesterday, which was really exciting! Started reading it this morning and it is a massive inspiration, and is totally helping me on the way to my new freelancing life!
    A brilliant MUST HAVE for any creative ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks!

  21. Hi Joy
    I am in the UK, and I brought your book and it arrived in the post yesterday, which was really exciting! Started reading it this morning and it is a massive inspiration, and is totally helping me on the way to my new freelancing life!
    A brilliant MUST HAVE for any creative ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks!

  22. Hi Joy
    I am in the UK, and I brought your book and it arrived in the post yesterday, which was really exciting! Started reading it this morning and it is a massive inspiration, and is totally helping me on the way to my new freelancing life!
    A brilliant MUST HAVE for any creative ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks!

  23. Hi Joy
    I am in the UK, and I brought your book and it arrived in the post yesterday, which was really exciting! Started reading it this morning and it is a massive inspiration, and is totally helping me on the way to my new freelancing life!
    A brilliant MUST HAVE for any creative ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks!

  24. Hi Carol,
    Were taking a break from the tour for now but may have some talks or panels in other cities next year! Thanks for your enthusiasm!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Joy

  25. Oh my gosh! I’ve got ‘Creative Inc.’ and it’s just wonderful. The interview with the illustrators and designers are just so insightful and makes it seem more personal. A great informative yet easy to absorb and read book. Beautiful book! Keep up the great work.

  26. Hi Joy,
    I discovered your blog some time ago and it’s been very inspiring.
    It’s a delight to see the use you make of colours and the energy that comes out of it.
    Unfortunately from France it’s a bit difficult to go to the places or find the clothes you talk about. Still,I wondered where the dress that you wear in the film came from ? It is lovely
    Wish you all the best for the future,
    Aude

  27. I recently acquired both books you’ve written! And I am loving them! They are really right to the point, simple to understand and simple to implement in an entrepreneur ‘s life! I am devouring them… In the end I’ll give you my honest and content feedback!Thank you for taking the time to write such precious “how-to’s”! I love your blog/website and all the daily inspirations you post!
    Thank you!
    Gina (from Portugal)

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