Being Freelance
Animator Fraser Davidson - Creative Company
Apr 29, 2015 · 30 min
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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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