Making Money from Textures: An Interview with Caleb Kimbrough
Having some diversity in income sources can make a huge difference in the bottom line for most freelance designers. With the amount of competition out there, many freelancers face significant challenges to earning a living strictly from client work. Having other sources of income, such as stock sales, template/themes sales, and freelance blogging, can be a huge help.
Caleb Kimbrough of Lost and Taken is one of the leading authorities when it comes to textures. He has provided plenty of free textures through his blog, and he also earns an income through selling stock textures and selling textures to other design blogs (Caleb has contributed several texture packs to Vandelay Premier, including Dark Grunge Textures 1 and 2, Old Paper Textures 1 and 2, Urban Textures 1 and 2, and Leaves Textures 1 and 2).
In this interview Caleb shares the details of his process for capturing outstanding textures, and he also provides advice for designers and photographers who are looking to supplement their income. If you’ve considered selling stock photos or graphics, or any other type of supplementary income, you’ll want to see what Caleb has to say on the subject.