Susanna Rumiz | Illustrator & Mentor

I help freelance artists get rid of self-doubt and make the money they want doing the job they love!

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What happens when you learn
how to manage negative self-talk?

You know, that voice in your brain telling you're not good enough, that failure is wrong, and you better take that low-paid job because there's no way you can make a living as a freelance artist?

When you get rid of that voice, here's what happens:

  • you become more confident when sending a quote or negotiating with clients
  • you stop comparing yourself with others and start seeing tons of possibilities around you
  • you make more money because you're no longer afraid of rejection and failure
  • you stop procrastinating and finally make time for your personal projects


The problem is NOT your portfolio. 

Illustrators struggle not because their work is not good enough but because they are scared to reach out to clients and expose themselves to possible failure and rejection.

Artists give up on their dreams after a year or two of freelancing because:

  • they don't manage their freelance job like a real business
  • they get overwhelmed by the negative self-talk
  • they burnout because they don't have control over their time

I've been there and experienced the same struggles. 
But I found a way out!

I'll show you how to get rid of the anxiety of not knowing where your next paycheck will come from, so you can focus on creating the freelance career you've always dreamed of!

I know this process works because it's the same I used to demolish the wall of excuses that kept me stuck and double my yearly income in the middle of a global pandemic.

I want to share these tools with you, are you in?

  Sign up!   

How does the mentorship work?

Jump on the call with a specific question. We'll evaluate your situation and find the best solution to your problem!

When: As soon as you sign up, I'll send you a link to book your call (limited spots available)
Location: Online (Zoom)
Capacity: one to one
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: €75
Rescheduling Policy: I'm not able to reschedule more than one (1) missed session

If you have questions about the mentorship, send me an email at: [email protected]


"I definitely feel it was worth investing in her mentorship! I loved talking to Susanna, getting to understand the way she approaches challenges, sets goals, and lots of other small tips and tricks that I will incorporate in my career. I now feel more at ease about approaching clients and feel I can do many things I felt I couldn't do on my own." _Juanita Londoño

"Susanna made me realize how I self-sabotage myself without even noticing! Now I have a clear idea of what self-promotion is about and how I can implement it into my schedule without spending too much time on it." _Judit Zengővári

"Mi sono iscritta al programma di mentoring con Susanna perchè ero totalmente bloccata dai dubbi sulla mia capacità di trovare nuovi clienti, dai pensieri autodistruttivi, dalla paura del fallimento e di lanciarmi in cose nuove. Grazie ai suoi esercizi ho degli strumenti pratici da usare quando comincio a dubitare del percorso o quando i pensieri diventano confusi. Una cosa che ho apprezzato particolarmente è che con Susanna parlare di guadagni e tariffe non è un taboo."_Claudia Petrazzi

"This mentoring program is just what I needed to quiet down my inner critic and make a plan that's achievable and gets me the results I want. I'd recommend it to any creative person who needs a bit of guidance to get out of their own way."_Ana Stretcu

"I just made the jump into freelancing. While I was already making steps into reaching out to possible clients on my own, Susanna helped me understand how to target these clients specifically. She helped me set up a schedule for contacting people and creating personal work. She helped me a lot with trusting I am doing the right thing. She was very motivating and just so nice and willing to help! I loved all of our sessions!"_Júlia Mota Albuquerque

"Già da i primi giorni mi sono sentita molto più sicura di me, positiva e curiosa rispetto al futuro. Il corso è stato davvero interessantissimo, sto già sperimentando i nuovi metodi appresi per gestire la mia ansia quotidiana!" Francesca Di Vito

"The skills that you learn in this course are sure to become such an important foundation for navigating your career and even day-to-day life. Using the methods I have learnt from the course, I find that I am not controlled by my emotions so much and that I can look at things more objectively rather than personally." Jess Jenkins

"Ho trovato il corso molto interessante e stimolante per cominciare a riflettere sulle proprie ansie e insicurezze; Susanna riesce a trattare un argomento così complesso fornendo consigli chiari e utilissimi. Lo consiglio tantissimo a tutte quelle persone che combattono da troppo tempo contro l’insicurezza!" _ Micol Buti


Hi! I'm Susanna, a freelance illustrator based in Italy. ⁠
I've been working in the creative industry for the past 10 years. ⁠You can find my illustrations in magazines, children's books, board games, and more.⁠

I've always dealt with tons of insecurity and anxiety, especially at the beginning of my freelance career.

I thought I wasn't good enough to make a living doing this job.
All my life, people told me that I had to find a "real" job. I couldn't accept that.

Fortunately, I was stubborn enough to question everything and find a way to manage all my negative self-talk and grow my career as a freelance illustrator.
Now I want to share my experience with as many freelancers as possible, help them get rid of self-doubt and make the money they want doing the job they love!