Starting out as a freelancer
When I left my first full-time job after graduating I had no clients lined up. I relied on the connections I had made during last summer and I had the self-belief that I’d make sure it would work. Weird World Cup, a side hustle I built with Gordon Reid helped me network with some great people and made me realise my full-time position was not teaching me enough.
Following Weird World Cup, I freelanced at It’s Nice That for 10 weeks, and since then I’ve designed NATIVE magazine’s most recent issue with my friends at Noble People, won a pitch to gain my first major client, and have some big side projects coming up. I’ve also worked a lot in-house, which has helped develop my creative thinking and time management.
I consider myself a risk-taker, so I find the unpredictable nature of freelance work exciting as opposed to scary. I know that if I have no work lined up, I’ll stay up until the early hours of the morning to make sure I find my next gig. My decision to start freelancing was driven by hunger to learn more and change my daily working routine.