Virginia Montgomery

Virginia Montgomery

This positive, artistic live illustrator and visual storyteller has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies around the nation. 

What is your freelance service?

Live Illustration, Visual Storytelling, Graphic Facilitation, Graphic Recording

Briefly share how you became a freelancer. 

As a working artist, I became a freelance to sustain my love of travel and working with new clients across the country. After working full-time for a decade for an innovation agency and boutique creative firm in New York City, going freelance in my 30’s allowed me to finally return to my beloved home-state of Texas and continue my career as a Live Illustrator and Visual Storyteller.

What has been your biggest win as a freelancer?

Scribing on stage for Neil Young during his SXSWi talk on technology in the music industry; I created live visuals of Neil Young’s presentation in front of a SXSWi audience of 5 thousand people AND I got to meet one of my favorite musicians afterwards!

What are some of the hurdles you’ve overcome as a freelancer in Houston? Do you think this hurdles are indicative to Houston or to the freelancer profession overall?

As a freelancer now based in Texas, I wish I worked with more Texas-based companies! So many of my client contacts are in New York City. I find it is hard as a freelancer to find local Texas clients. I’d love to find more local Texas clients, because I really enjoy meeting more people inside my community.
 

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

Cultivate positivity! Be absolutely kind to every person that you meet! As a freelancer, professionalism and personality are valuable assets to a client and when collaborating on a team.

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

With over 10+ years of experience working as a Visual Storyteller with Fortune 500 clients located across the USA, I bring both my artistic skills and a burst of positivity to all engagements and projects!

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