Why freelancers should turn down more work

David Mahoney

Time management is the key to a successful freelance career, says Mahoney

For a long time I've been juggling freelance illustration work, art college projects, a university degree, a social life and regular exercise. Friends and colleagues are always asking me how I manage to fit it all in. The short answer is that all comes down to managing your time effectively. And part of that is about learning to say 'no' to work.

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David Mahoney, also known as Headless Horse, is a freelance illustrator represented by Début Art. His work has appeared 
in GQ, the Guardian, Maxim, The Boston Globe and Men’s Health.