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#FreelanceLife | Chapter 15 | Dan

Posted about 2 months ago by Matt Cooper
Dan a digital designer from Birmingham

Welcome back to #FreelanceLife! It's brilliant to have you here again. It's an August double-header, as this is the second episode of the month. 

Dan is an award-winning Digital Designer who's produced some fantastic work as a freelancer and in-house. We sat down with Dan to ask him a few quick-fire questions about his #FreelanceLife.


1. What is your favourite thing about being a Freelancer?

I love the freedom and flexibility of being my own boss and working on the things I am passionate about. 


2. What is your least favourite thing about being a Freelancer?

Maintaining a steady flow of work can be hard sometimes and you don’t always get the work you apply for, but you learn to be resilient to any setbacks and stay focused with a positive outlook. 


3. What skills are essential for a Freelancer?

As a freelance you find yourself wearing many hats, from management projects and accounting to marketing and building client relations, so I believe applying the following skills will set you in good stead:

* Time management

* Organisation

* Resilience

* Flexibility

* Punctuation

* Communication


4. On average, what time do you start and finish work? What does your day map out?

I tend to work 9am - 6pm, although this can sometimes vary depending on client deadlines.


5. How often do you work remotely?

Since going freelance I have only worked remote which has been great, although I do miss working amongst others from time to time.


6. What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out?

The positives outweigh the negatives, and the sense of achievement you get makes it so worthwhile. 


7. Would you ever consider going for a permanent position?

No, not at this moment in time. Going freelance was the best career move I have ever made.


8.  What is the most standout memory from your Freelance Career? 

I think taking the leap into the unknown has been the biggest standout memory for me so far. Initially, it was very daunting to leave a job with a regular income that paid the mortgage, but I was really excited to be perusing my passion and ready to embrace whatever I was faced with.


9. What song best represents your Freelance state of mind? Metal, Hip Hop, Classical? 

It would have to be a bit of Wham, I’m your man, a guilty pleasure of mine.


Don't worry Dan, Wham isn't a guilty pleasure at all. Everybody loves a bit of Wham (I hope). That's all for #FreelanceLife for August but we'll be back with another instalment in September so keep your eyes peeled for that one. In the meantime, you can always catch up on previous episodes here to get your Freelance fix. 

If you're on the hunt for freelance work or freelance candidates then please don't hesitate to get in touch with Ellie, our freelance consultant. 



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Prolific North Awards 2017

Last week, on an unusually warm Thursday evening in Manchester, the fifth Prolific North Awards took place. It’s always the most hotly anticipated ...

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Prolific North Awards 2017: Why They Matter

There is only one week until the Prolific North Awards 2017 and at Pitch, we could not be more excited. This year will mark the 5th time the awards...

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Marathon Man

Congratulations to Pitch MD Rob who not only managed to finish the London Marathon but did so in an incredibly respectable time of 3hrs25mins, rais...

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Pitch Consultants Salary Survey 2017

Every year we publish research into how marketers and creatives are remunerated across all skill sets both in agencies and in-house marketing teams...

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B-Hive 2017: Rewarding Future Talent

1 brief, 4 categories, 26 judges and 40 finalists: B-Hive 2017 was buzzing with activity. If you’ve not come across the scheme before, we set it up...

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New Home for Pitch North

This new financial year marks an exciting time at Pitch as we hit some major milestones. This month Pitch celebrates ten years as a specialist mark...

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My journey: deconstructing a career in recruitment.

Six years ago I joined small recruitment business with huge ambitions. That ambition proved infectious and six years later I now sit here a Directo...

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CIPR Awards North West - it's a wrap!

Pitch have been a long term partner of the CIPR Midlands and were delighted extend our relationship to the North West by sponsoring the PRide Award...

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Pitch's 12 Days of Wisdom

Christmas and New Year is a wonderful time. It's also a time when many people start thinking about new opportunities and new challenges. We've writ...

Ollie Purdom Posted by Ollie Purdom

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#Freelancelife | Chapter 13 | Elliot

What a special day it is...it's #FreelanceLife Wednesday! (oh and a football match might be happening later). This week we speak with UX / UI Desig...

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#FreelanceLife | Chapter 10 | Emmaline

Welcome back to #FreelanceLife, we hope you enjoyed the Easter break and are raring to get back into the swing of things (hopefully without any sno...

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The Digital Skills Shortage

A new report compiled by EY and Tech North highlights how the North’s digital and tech industries are facing a serious skills shortage. The report ...

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Introducing Becky

Originally coming from a marketing background myself I’ve always had a huge interest in brands, businesses and the people behind them - I find it f...

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Senior & C-Suite Recruitment

Our focus on working collaboratively with the sector we recruit for has always allowed us to deliver the very best talent for our clients; recruiti...

Ollie Purdom Posted by Ollie Purdom

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The Evolution of PR & Communications Roles

Last week the Midlands CIPR invited me to come and speak on how the changing digital landscape means PR agencies/departments need to keep evolving ...

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5 Tips to Achieve Job Satisfaction

According to the dictionary ‘job satisfaction’ means, “the extent to which a person’s hopes, desires and expectations about the employment he or sh...

Gabriella Policarpo Posted by Gabriella Policarpo

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Data Team: Building From The Ground Up

The importance of data and insight in developing robust business and marketing plans is not a new phenomenon. However, in the era of big data and m...

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A Decade of (career) Change in Marketing Services Recruitment

Pitch is ten years old this summer so I have dug back into our records (and invoices) and ran my ruler over the changes that have taken place over ...

Rebecca Thomas Posted by Rebecca Thomas

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Prolific North Awards 2017

Last week, on an unusually warm Thursday evening in Manchester, the fifth Prolific North Awards took place. It’s always the most hotly anticipated ...

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Demand is growing for temporary workers. Here’s why.

As a specialist recruiter in the marketing/comms, digital and creative sector, we are seeing a marked increase in the demand for permanent talent, ...

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Pitch Consultants Salary Survey 2017

Every year we publish research into how marketers and creatives are remunerated across all skill sets both in agencies and in-house marketing teams...

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