For me, the best thing about being a freelancer is that I can work in my pyjamas if I want to. The second best thing is that I control my own hours. Since the pyjama thing doesn’t need further explanation, let’s jump straight to the hours.
When starting out, controlling your own hours can be more of a burden rather than an advantage. We all know the trope of the freelancer who ‘burns midnight oil’ to complete their project. Some even find pride in it (where there is none).
I do acknowledge that very often the creative doesn’t have a…
This question has crossed my mind several times in the past year and it has yielded a different answer depending entirely on the health of my self-esteem at that moment.
I’m a Visual Storyteller, a fancy title I made up for myself since animator/illustrator/motion designer/comic artist is too long a job title.
For the first few years that I was employed, I craved the freedom of controlling my own hours, being my own boss and working on diverse projects. I was an artist after all.
So one day, I took the plunge headlong into entrepreneurship and started my own studio…