So I haven’t been posting a lot of new work here lately — I’ve been mired in the business side of freelancing and getting some projects ready to launch behind the scenes. Not nearly as much fun, but very important to do, and very exciting to finally reveal… which is what I’m doing today, with not just one but TWO most excellent announcements.
I am now operating professionally as Brandon Peat Design, LLC. What does that mean? That I’ve filed a lot of paperwork and am now a sole-ownership limited liability company. It also means that I will get some tax breaks, and can file annually instead of quarterly (as self-employed individuals are required to do).
But it also means that freelancing is here to stay, and is a statement that I take this switch seriously. This year has been a blast creatively (and a success monetarily), and I firmly intend to carry that momentum forward.
Expect to see some LLC-related updates trickling through the rest of the site in coming months, especially as I gear up for next year’s big new business push. You can always use more legs under the income table when you’re a freelancer! Speaking of which…
I just launched my online store! Though currently exclusively populated by art prints, I hope to eventually expand the store into books and maybe even t-shirts. I’ve wanted to start a store for several years, and have been working on this one for several months — selecting the prints, doing some additional touchups, designing and building the pages, crunching the numbers, and doing the final Paypal integration. It’s finally ready to go!
Next week marks my 26th birthday. So instead of buying me a present, why don’t you get yourself a present from the store? You get some rad art and I get this store off to a good start. Everybody wins!
I’ve still got a couple other major announcements to make before the year is out. Stay tuned!