[SIDE NOTE] studio/practice sneak peek.

I'm so excited to share a little sneak peek at a side project I've been working on with Anne Ditmeyer for quite some time—say hello to Studio/Practice, a curated library of tips + tools for creative biz!


Having freelanced straight out of school there are so, so many things I wish I learned in school [ahem, we'll be building this out #thingsiwishilearnedinschool]. Don't get me wrong, I loved [almost] every conceptual minute of design school, but there's a boat-load of practical advice you just don't learn in the classroom or even on your first couple jobs, especially if you're heading the freelance route.

So, Studio/Practice initially grew out of my time teaching + commuting to and from design class while serving as an adjunct professor at my alma mater. During the same time, Anne and I's Skype + phone conversations turned from swapping stories, advice, and resources into dreams of a handy collection of our favorite finds for other freelancers.

We're so excited to share Studio/Practice with you, but we're still tying up loose ends. In the meantime, we've created a simple sign up for early access + some fun #freelancemadlibs to help make Studio/Practice even better. Would love to hear your thoughts + what you hope to see on Studio/Practice!

PS Read up on Anne's insights over on her blog.

Studio/Practice is a place where we can continue to grow, learn, and connect as creatives outside the classroom. Through our experiences, conversations, challenges, and triumphs, we’ve learned that running a business is not about having the answers, but knowing where to find help. In the spirit of the entrepreneurial economy, our goal is to share discoveries/insights with fellow freelancers.

4 comments:

Jennifer Chong said...

excited to see this site grow, now that I've officially taken the leap – learning from others has been tremendously valuable so I know this will be a useful site!

Rashi Birla said...

This is a great idea! You are totally right that the first year of freelancing = hard. It would be great to see a strong community of creative freelancers built though this site.

LAUREN O'NEILL said...

@Jennifer Yay! So exciting. Can't wait to share all the goodies!

LAUREN O'NEILL said...

@Rashi We'd LOVE to build a strong community of freelancers through this site! We hope to have lots of great things in store! Keep the suggestions coming ;)