Joe Tuzzolino

Joe Tuzzolino

A creative professional with over 2 decades of experience in design, toy and promotional/product development, Joe successfully takes his client’s projects from concept to production.

What is your freelance service?

I supply creative graphic design, packaging and branding solutions for companies that will benefit from my experience in the graphic design, retail toy and promotional/product development fields.

Where are you based? 

Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Briefly share how you became a freelancer. 

I began freelancing out of necessity to pay bills years ago, and have just started to freelance full-time again due to the pandemic.

What has been your biggest win as a freelancer? 

I designed a mailer for a tech company some years back that helped make their main trade show one of the most attended they ever had.

What are some of the hurdles you’ve overcome as a freelancer? Do you think these hurdles are indicative of the freelancer profession overall?

The main hurdle for me personally, is setting normal job hours. I would rather burn the midnight oil, and crank things out by early morning, rather than get up for the normal 9 to 5. And I think that most freelancers feel the same way.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out as a freelancer?

Make sure you have some contacts already in the coffers for you to talk to. Without a professional network to call upon, you’re going to have to cold call a lot of people before you get that first yes.

Let’s say I’m a client that’s looking to hire a freelancer that does what you do. Why should I hire you?

I am a creative professional with over 20 years of experience in the design, toy and promotional/product development fields. Have led in-house and outside design teams from conceptual designs all the way through to final production. Always looking for a fresh way to present things, in an ever-changing landscape.

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