Home / Internet Services / How to be a Freelance Graphic Designer — Mackey Saturday

How to be a Freelance Graphic Designer — Mackey Saturday

Join the freelance community, newsletter, private Slack group, and also stay up-to-date on the release of FREELANCED, the documentary on freelancing I’m filming at http://freelance.tv

*Huge thanks to Sony for the support on the gear. Highly recommend the gear if you’re looking to get started in film http://geni.us/sonystuff *

*Huge thanks to InVision App for the support documentary being filmed. A must have for sharing your design work http://geni.us/invision *

Mackey Saturday is a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA.


Subscribe for more videos on Freelancing & Design.

A documentary on freelancing called FREELANCED is currently being filmed. For more information check out http://freelance.tv.

[0:16] What does freelancing mean to you? I mean, what do you think when you hear that word, “freelance”?

[0:58] So why did you chose to go freelance in the first place? Why not full-time somewhere?

[2:32] What’s it take to become a freelancer? What important qualities do you need to have you think?

[4:44] How would you say you manage your time as a freelancer?

[5:26] OK serious question, can anyone become a freelancer? Can anyone just jump in?

[6:01] Can you make a lot of money freelancing?

[6:09] How do you charge your clients? Do you go hourly, weekly, project base, or what?

[7:34] But say someone is set on hourly I and came up with the great idea on a walk, or in the shower. How do you bill for your “thinking?”

[8:32] Do you use contracts or any type of agreements?

[8:59] Which term do you prefer? Freelancer, contractor, independent, studio of one? Any preference?

[9:35] How do you handle the unknowns of freelancing? It had to be scary, not knowing if you’d have a job next month or next week even.

[10:21] But at least full-time you have job security, right?

[10:38] Why shouldn’t someone become a freelancer?

[11:05] OK, why should someone become a freelancer?

Thank you for watching this video I’m Dann Petty, a freelance designer in San Francisco, CA with past clients like Google, Medium, National Geographic, Airbnb, Nixon, and many more.


This video was shot by myself with the following gear:
(View all http://geni.us/selffilmmaker)

SONY A7SII http://geni.us/a7sii
SONY A7RII http://geni.us/a7rii *FAVORITE* (epic photos + video)

SONY RX100 V http://geni.us/rx100v
GOPRO http://geni.us/smallcamera

24-70MM http://geni.us/2470mm
16-35MM http://geni.us/sony1635mm *FAVORITE* (always on)

55MM http://geni.us/sony55mm
85MM http://geni.us/sony85mm
90MM http://geni.us/sony90mm
70-200MM http://geni.us/sony70200mm

ON CAMERA MIC http://geni.us/sonymic
LAVS http://geni.us/lavs
OVERHEAD SHOTGUN http://geni.us/shotgunmic
RECORDER http://geni.us/recorder

MAIN http://geni.us/manfrotto290 *FAVORITE* (so easy to use)
HEAVY DUTY http://geni.us/sachtler1001 (worst purchase)

BATTERY GRIP http://geni.us/sonybatterygrip *FAVORITE* (a must)

EXTERNAL MONITORS *FAVORITE* (best investment yet)
SMALL HD 502 http://geni.us/smallhd501
SMALL HD 702 http://geni.us/smallhd702

Edited in Adobe Premiere CC


Please Share this Post Via Social Media with Your Friends and Connections



Scroll To Top

Subscribe to get this amazing EBOOK FREE

By subscribing to this newsletter you agree to our Privacy Policy