Advice for freelance creatives and thoughts on the freelance lifestyle
Being a freelancer is tough. Speaking at Digital Design Days in Milan, designer and director Ash Thorp offered some words of advice for managing deadlines, building good relationships with clients and achieving a better work/life balance
Brexit, a recession and a healthy freelance market have left many design agencies struggling to fill senior roles. Rachael Steven explores the impact this is having on the industry – and considers how agencies can respond to a talent shortfall
A freelancer’s working life has little regard for the traditional calendar. So how to get those daily markers back in place? Start watching TV
Self-employment can be liberating – but when you work from home there’s little respite when the demands and deadlines all come crashing in at once
In his new book Champagne and Wax Crayons, illustrator and art director Ben Tallon offers some wise advice for students, graduates, and creatives interested in freelancing. Below are a series of extracts from the book, offering some helpful tips on charging for work, choosing an agent, building your network and finding your style.