Having done freelance myself for nearly a decade, it was a very nice experience commissioning someone else to design my avatar’s full alter ego.

Why have someone else draw your character when you’re an artist yourself?

I don’t know if this is a convincing argument, but try it for the small shift in perspective. Let yourself become the client. It’s interesting how your own experiences (good and bad) may shape requests as you work with another artist. It’s so hard to remember that those sudden changes in plans usually bubbles up as inspiration, just that, your client likely isn’t an artist or designer, so he/she may just be untactful about bringing up that inspiration.

The artist is @herogear most places online.
Get in touch with him for a piece of your own.