Fraser Davidson is a BAFTA award winning director, animator and designer. You'll find some crafty and candid tips in here whatever field you work in.
He's been staff, he's been freelance and now he's a year into co-founding a company. He chats about developing side projects to get dream projects, finding his niche, how nice guys get paid last and what's it been like starting his own studio.
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Here’s some of the key takeaway points:
You're nearly there with your dream job, don't go all through
uni/college training and just give in to taking jobs soley for the money
Do side projects you're passionate about, be creative and use that to get your dream work
Don't over deliver early on, you'll dig yourself into a hole you're
not getting paid enough to get out of
Find your niche. You're known for what you do: 'people don't ask you
to do things they don't know you can do'
Starting a company where someone else is dealing with the technical
'business' side of things has freed him up creatively
Nice guys get paid last - if someone owes you money, be persistent in
asking for it
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