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Creators Handbook is about being part of a community that appreciates and supports the freelancing artist. It’s about investing in your artistic journey by learning new art skills and techniques, and doing so at your own pace. Whether you’re a student, a mother, self-employed (or all 3!), this is the place to sit down with a cup of coffee or a sketchbook, and let the creativity flow.

At CH we host workshops, in-studio & online courses, local meetups and provide help articles for freelancing artists.

Vanessa Vanderhaven is a self-taught freelance illustrator and designer based in Melbourne. As the founder and captain of the mothership, her number 1 priority is to deliver on her promise of high quality lessons, helpful articles and support for each and every member.

If you have an enquiry or would just like to say hello, please shoot through an email to Or if you’d like to learn more about Vanessa, you can visit her website

Thank you and welcome to Creators Handbook!