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Andrea Forgacs, info@andreaforgacs.com

Welcome to ...

THE RULE-BREAKING BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR CREATIVE REBELS

The Illustrated.Community is for creative rebels or those who want to be one. Those who want to question the things society told them and break out of the always returning cycle of doubt! Let' s find your inner rebel and build a creative business with love, with impact, with income. 

DID YOU EVER WONDER IF THERE

IS A WAY TO DO THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENT?

... to leave loneliness behind and have a community that supports each other?
... to have a creative business your love and get an income from?

... to stop competing and grow your business with love and compassion?

... to be a little less scared about your future?

... to sell without selling your soul?

... to build a business and life you want however that looks like?

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT IT IS POSSIBLE?

We grow up in a system where we learn certain ideas and patterns. We learn to be a certain way dependent on our gender, our sexuality, our skin color. We are influenced by our people, family, friends, colleagues to be a certain way, to act accordingly, to behave, to be brave, to fit in, to find the perfect one, the perfect thing, the perfect ending. 

The thing is that all of these patterns are the once holding you back. Holding you back to become the person you want to be and lead the business you love and need. But there is a way to break through those patterns with dedication and a lot of work. You can do it by yourself or in a community. Ultimately the way to illustrate your own world is by letting a few of your beliefs go and work on creating new once.

It doesn't come overnight.

And it is absolutely not easy. ​

It is a process that takes time and dedication. 

You will fall back.

You will get back up. 

But it is possible!

You can do it!

You can do it by yourself with all the free resources that you can find out there or you can allow me and the community to guide you and help you back up again when you stumble, to help you stay accountable, to celebrate your achievements and to remind you of your possibilities and capabilities.  All while you discover new tools, new patterns, and new beliefs so you can ultimately decide which once work for you. 

WHAT I PROMISE YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN THE COMMUNITY:

👯‍♀️

COMMUNITY

OVER 

COMPETITION

In the creative business​ world we often have the idea that we have to do it all by ourselves. We are taught to be the loners, to see others as competition, to stay strong all by ourselves, never take any help by others, and definitely never ever let your guard down.

 

I want to challenge that idea because I believe that together we are stronger and more powerful than ever! 

I believe that with every new person that we collaborate and share stories with our creative business get's more successful and our lives a little richer. 

I promise to give you a community full of creative rebels that will support you and challenge you on your journey. 

 LOL 😁 That is my absolute favorite​.

No one will be able to give you that but yourself. You are the one who is in control. Neverending happiness wouldn't be fun anyway. We love Draaaaama Baby!

So instead let's look at ways that make your journey a little easier, lighter and happier. One of them finding joy in your business and a little wisdom in your life. 

 

I promise you to share tools, books, podcasts, techniques and my own experience with a little fun and a maybe a little wisdom.  

🧿

ALL KNOWING

WISDOM AND NEVERENDING HAPPINESS

🔮

YOUR VISION OF

A SUCCESSFUL

CREATIVE BUSINESS

There are as many paths to a successful life as there are humans on this planet. 

A success story is a story that is written by each and every person individually. For some it is having enough money to live, for others, it is being a billionaire. For one it is work and travel for others a cozy studio. For one it is creating art for others it is being an entrepreneur. 

I deeply believe that success is an individual choice and a slow-growing process. It is about the steps you take, the mistakes you make and the processes you discover. 

I promise to help you to find a success story that aligns with your ideas and values and help you to get there. 

Ok so maybe not exactly. 

The idea that we need to always be motivated, to constantly be able to do the work is something I always struggled with. Motivation like creativity is like a wave. It comes and goes. We can't always control it but we still need to do deal with it.

The only thing we can do is set up routines and reminders that keep us energized and let us wake up every morning with a tiny bit of motivation.

I promise to help you stay motivated and show you tools and strategies to improve your daily motivation and creativity.

💪🏾

OVERFLOWING

LIMITLESS

 MOTIVATION

AND NOW YOU NEED TO

PROMISE ME SOMETHING TOO:

YOU WILL SHOW UP AND DO THE WORK

But Andrea, nobody asked me to do this before! Yes true. In the courses and workshops that you might have done till now, you had full flexibility to do as you please and you are your own person with your own rules so you have it in the community as well. But I want you to consider the fact that you need to train your habit muscle if you wan to learn new structures, new beliefs and ultimately reach your goal.

 

 If you would have never shown up to school would you have ever learned the things that were taught? If you have never tried the weird yoga crow pose over and over again, would you have the muscles and knowledge to do it? Learning new things, including new habits need training the same way a muscle does.

 

So showing up is part of the deal.

YOU WILL NOT ACCEPT FALLS AS FAILURES AND GET UP AGAIN

There is this awesome saying: Nobody is perfect. We know it we heard it but we don't believe it! NOBODY IS PERFECT including you and me and everybody else on this planer. You will make mistakes. You will fall and you will stumble. That is how you ultimately learn by trying things out and retrying and retrying till you figured them out.

 

That does not make you a failure! NEVER! You are fabulous and we don't hear it enough that our falls are es much a learning experience as our successes. And they are!

YOU WILL ASK FOR HELP

You are probably super quick in helping others. Being there and supporting everyone who needs it. That is absolutely amazing! But a very important part of the community is for you to be brave and to be vulnerable. To step out of your comfort zone and ask for help when you need it. Show the parts that you don't want people to see. That is the only way I and the community can help you. We can do a lot of things, but we can't read minds

 

You need to share with me or/and the community what is going on.

I DID IT SO CAN YOU

I know that giving your trust into somebody can be overwhelming and scary. So you need to know that everything I teach, I tried and use.

 

All concepts that I will show you come from more than 10 years in the creative field and 4 of them running my own gallery. I know the ups and downs in business and the ups and downs that go hand in hand with it in life. I invested time and energy and money in my own coaching (and still am, you never learn enough) and grew my business and found happiness in my life by using the methods and concepts I will show you. 

That only means that if my stumbling, big beautiful ass can grow a creative business that she loves and make enough money for her personal success so can you!

THIS COMMUNITY IS FOR YOU!

Illustration by creative rebel Toscana Banana

In the community, we are illustrators, artists, photographers and creative educators. Some just started their creative journey, most are already kneedeep in it and some are transitioning into a new path. We are all different ages. We are mostly womxn but welcome all genders. We have only one thing in common.

WE ARE REBELS!

We are not only in this world to make beautiful things. We want to make an impact with our creative businesses. We want to empower, celebrate, challenge, connect. We want to build sustainable, queer, feminist, powerful, weird and impactful businesses that create change while fighting the starving artist idea and creating some income. And we are here to support each other while doing it.

SO WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THE COMMUNITY?

❤️ LOVING SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY  ❤️

Your journey is the most important to me. So the community including me are here to support you each step of the way. Holding you accountable, supporting your struggles and celebrating your successes. 

 🤩MONTHLY 90 MIN LIVE TRAINING CALLS 🤩

We talk about strategies that can be important in your creative business and how to apply them. The calls are recorded and you can watch them for 30 days after the training so don't worry if you can't make it. 

🤯 BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS 🤯

A course in which you can learn the foundations of creative business. It doesn't matter if you are starting out or already years in business. The foundations are here to help you to go to the roots of your business. It is available to you as soon as you join the community

 

🏡 DEDICATED ONLINE SPACE  🏡

Social Media free zone with creative rebels that share their experiences so you can share your stories and learn from each other. No catvideos, no ads, only business and creative topic related posts.  

 📚 ACCESS TO ALL THE RESOURCES  📚

There is a Bookclub, a monthly creative highlights calendar, Motivational Mondays and the chance to be featured on the blog and on Instagram.

💕 WHAT MY COACHEES SAY 💕

It's worth every freaking penny. You have a way to bring it out of me. You knew! You were giving me that support that I needed. 

 

[ ... ] I think people have a huge misconception about what a coach is. I know I did! I thought its gonna be all about business and different things and it really wasn't- It was really about me growing as a person and you knowing exactly what questions to ask to get me to that part.

Crystal Domi

Self love Coach and Illustrator

AKA ZSU

Artist

After working with Andrea I feel like I found my footing as an illustrator again.

 

I feel like I finally go into a direction instead of spinning around in circles. I feel a lot less lost. I feel like I have a plan. I feel like I will even be able to pull this off! 

I needed focus and clarification with too many project ideas swirling around in my head. And I was looking for more efficient marketing tools for my existing courses. What I got was all that and a totally new business branch, which I hadn’t anticipated at all!

I realized that I already am a businesswoman, but never truly owned that part of my work. Therefore I felt incompetent and tried to do it with the least amount of effort.

 

Now I know that how I present my work is also a creative process that can be fun. And that it serves my goal of reaching more people, which is a good thing! I own my expertise and skills which makes it easier to ask for fair payment.

Tina Mantel

Dancer and Coach

Merlin Strangeway

Award-Winning medical

illustrator and educator

It's just been a really amazing few weeks for me, digesting what you have said. [ ... ] your coaching has had a profound impact and shift for me in how I now relate to my confidence and my business. So, I really wanted to thank you!

 

Best investment I've ever done booking your course! 

Wanda Duffner

Illustrator

It helped me a lot that the curtain fell between us illustrators and we were able to say our problems openly and it is actually all the same although we come from different countries and with different backgrounds.

 

Sentences from the coaching calls in my head have been particularly persistent. Especially the part how to find your strength and that strength can also be imperfection. That helped me a lot to accept my style. 

I value all the sharing of knowledge [ in the community ]. I think it's great that we can pool all our collective experiences together so we can 'short cut' to solutions we are looking for. I also love working through the modules and the coaching calls.

 

I find it SO useful to really get insights into how other people work / structure their time / what their challenges and strengths are.

Raj Kaur

Designer and Illustrator

THIS SOUNDS SO EXCITING! 

I'M SO READY TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY!

CAN YOU TELL ME A BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT IS IN THE COMMUNITY? 

DON'T WORRY. I GOTCHA JUST KEEP ON SCROLLING.

❤️ LOVING SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY  ❤️

In the Community, we make space for everyone. We talk about real-life experiences of living a creative life, of running and growing a sustainable business. We keep it real. Through and through with all the ups and downs.

 

We share the good and the bad moments so we can really embrace our creative businesses, learn together and most importantly support each other!

I believe that the most magical spaces are the live sessions. You feel the energy of the group and get the most of the things you learn. 

This is what you will find in the calls:

  1. Tools, techniques and strategies into business development. These are ideas and guidelines that you can test out in your business. 

  2. An inside into my own strategies and experiments that I am doing in my business. Yes, I am basically your lab-rat. 

  3. A Q&A session so we discuss how this applies to your own business.

 

I want you to feel the energy so I will do my absolute best to make these sessions magical, memorable, motivational and impactful.

 🤩 MONTHLY 90 MIN LIVE TRAINING CALLS 🤩

🤯 BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS 🤯

You get access to the Business Foundations Course which is specifically built for creative business people like you. Yes also if you are a self-employed illustrators. It is the groundwork, the basic knowledge, for your business and it will help you build your business with impact and income week by week. Going into how to get clients, create income as a creative, build a marketing strategy, offering the right product or service for you, manage your time and more!

 

This course is waiting for you as soon as you join the community so make sure you don't miss it.

🏡 DEDICATED ONLINE SPACE  🏡

No cat video, no weird uncle's political posts, no competition. This space is for you. It is one place where you find all you need to accompany your creative business. From an amazingly loving and supporting community over tools, books, recommendations and the business foundations course to the amazing monthly training calls. You got it all in one place. 

This place is yours. A safe space for you to experience, express and discover your own journey. 

In the community, you find a wide range of resources you can use that were provided by me and the community members. A few things like:

  1. Motivational Monday: Each Monday you share your one thing with me that you have to do this week to bring you closer to your goal. This is optional but a powerful tool. BTW - yes I will check in with you at the end of the week if you did it and if you don't why not 😝

  2. Bookclub: We talk about books that are interesting right now. Each month we choose one to read and discuss. 

  3. Tools Library: We present and discuss apps, programs, websites and other tools that could be useful for your journey. 

  4. Yearly Planner: Each month I show you the highlights, important holidays, little reminders and more that come up in your plans.

  5. Feature on Insta: Your get the chance to be featured on the Illustrated.Insider Instagram.

... and a lot more that you can discover in the Illustrated.Community.

 📚 ACCESS TO ALL THE RESOURCES  📚

23rd January 2020 - 5pm EST 

🔮LOOK INTO YOUR FUTURE 

Strategies to plan your year and make a real impact in your creative biz and life by setting a clear vision for 2020.

YOUR NEXT TRAINING CALL:

CALLS THAT ARE COMING UP:

 

February 2020 - 🌈Marketing Rainbow - Create a marketing plan that suits your needs and finally reaches the people you want to work with

March 2020 - 🤳🏼Instagram Awesomeness - How to build an Instagram strategy with intent and enjoy the time you spend on it fully. 

April 2020 - 💸Money Myth - Change your approach to money, organize your finances and take control of what you got, what you need and what you make! 

 

May 2020 - 👻Sell without losing your soul - Find a perfect way for you to sell your product or service with a conscious approach that works for you.

June 2020 - 🤖Digital Minimalism - How to create a productive work environment, minimize your tools, and balance your workload. 

and many many more to come ...

JOIN THE 

ILLUSTRATED.COMMUNITY

Ok so now you are probably freaking out and thinking: Andrea that's all great but what will it cost me? I offer one on one coaching and group coachings from 500,- to 1500 Euro/Month but this is different. This is all of my knowledge poured in a community where you share all of it with others. Learning from each other as much as you learn from me. This community is supposed to be affordable for every person out there. You can book it for a month or a year. You can take what you need from it and leave the rest. The community is here to support you on your creative business journey. 

MONTHLY

 ILLUSTRATED.

COMMUNITY

29€

/month

✔ 2-hour monthly group coaching calls

✔ monthly workbook with action taking steps

✔ Business Foundations Course

✔ Social Media Free Community that supports each other 

✔ access to this lovely lady, Andrea

✔ accountability in 1:1 weekly check-ins

✔ A library full of tools and resources 

NOT INCLUDED

✖️2 months for absolutely free

Check out the FAQ and cancellation policy before you dive in 

🔮 YEARLY 🔮

ILLUSTRATED.

COMMUNITY

✔ 2-hour monthly group coaching calls

✔ monthly workbook with action taking steps

✔ Business Foundations Course

✔ Social Media Free Community that supports each other 

✔ access to this lovely lady, Andrea

✔ accountability in 1:1 weekly check-ins

✔ A library full of tools and resources 

290€

/year 

INCLUDED

❤️2 months for absolutely free

 

Check out the FAQ and cancellation policy before you dive in 

 

SO WHO IS BEHIND THIS?

My name is Andrea. I'm a creative rebel. It made me create my own life, my own success, it helped me to feel free and I want you to feel the same.

 

I'm the person who hosts the community. I'm an 🎨artist, a 👩🏼‍🚀feminist, a fat 🤴🏼queen, a 💕fiancé, a 🐶puppy mommy, a 🥾wanderess and a total ☕️coffee addict. I have 10 years of experience in the creative industry as graphic designer, illustrator and gallery owner. 

I'm obsessed with superpowers ⚡️ that's why I celebrate them in each one of us! 💪🏾My personal superpower is empowering people. ❤️ It probably comes with no surprise that my guilty pleasure is watching every series and movie, and read every book that includes strong (ideally female 👯‍♀️) characters with any kind of superpower. 

 

 

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