I've freelanced at least part time for my entire career. Freelancing has been really great because it's given me the opportunity to learn a lot of things I wouldn't have in an agency or in-house environment.
More than anything else, learning to collaborate with people who have a different outlook and approach than I do has been invaluable. The biggest breakthrough for me was when I learned to invite my clients into the process and create educational opportunities within the project. I've found that sharing my process makes each project a lot more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Freelancing has also required me to become a design generalist which I really appreciate since learning new skills keeps the work exciting.
The majority of my work has been with non-profits, small businesses, artists, and cultural groups. I have also worked with a few large companies in technology and entertainment but I prefer to work with small clients. I put a lot of heart into everything I do so I want to work with collaborators that share the same values I do.
These are the services I have the most experience with.
Discovering new ways to work is what keeps me excited about what I do. These are some of the services I've been working on and I'm looking to do more with.
Adventurous clients are the best. I'm always looking for people who are willing to take a leap into the unknown with with me.