Being Freelance
Side Project Success - Data Designer Stefanie Posavec
Jun 22, 2015 · 30 min
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Stefanie has exhibited at top galleries, spoken at conferences around the world and designed book covers for her heroes, but it's her passion projects that she does on the side that really make a difference to her success.

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Here’s some of the key takeaway points:

  • Do something you love and it shines through to people

  • When doing a side project, set yourself a deadline.

  • Collaborating with someone else on a side project can be inspiring and also makes you
    more accountable.

  • Speak at conferences, give interviews, appear on podcasts, give
    workshops, make friends at events - all of this gets your work known.

  • Being in a specialised niche can allow you to charge a higher day

  • Don’t feel like you have to hire a desk somewhere ‘cool’ - how about setting up your own space with other
    freelancers near where you live?

  • Don't be afraid when going freelance

  • Value yourself. You’re probably worth double.

More from Stefanie

Stefanie on Twitter

Stefanie's site

Stefanie and Giorgia Lupi's Dear Data project

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