23 episodes

A lens into the freelance life of motion design. Conversations that dive deeper into the nuances of freelance, intended to educate and empower the modern day freelancer.

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A lens into the freelance life of motion design. Conversations that dive deeper into the nuances of freelance, intended to educate and empower the modern day freelancer.

    The Maturing Motion Industry w/ Casey Latiolais

    The Maturing Motion Industry w/ Casey Latiolais

    We chat with motion designer & art director Casey Latiolais about his career. He tells us about the striking differences between working at a small boutique studio and a large corporate tech company. We mention what bureaucracy and politics of a large company may look like. We also talk about the future of the motion industry and some of the changes we anticipate happening. Casey also touches upon his experience being more of a leader and how he fosters growth within his team, and builds a strong culture. 

    • 1 hr
    Motion Design in Tech w/ Matt Nelson

    Motion Design in Tech w/ Matt Nelson

    In this episode we chat with Matt Nelson, who is currently doing motion design in the tech industry. He shares with us his experience in the field, and what it's like to be doing motion design in Silicon Valley. He touches upon his career progression, and his experience starting a family throughout his career pursuit. He also shares some great resources that shed light on valuable career info, such as salary info and inner culture at big companies. 

    • 28 min
    Freelance Learning w/ Andy Needham

    Freelance Learning w/ Andy Needham

    In this episode we chat with Andy Needham, a London-based Freelance Senior Motion Designer. He's also an online instructor for resources such as LinkedIn Learning and Greyscalegorilla Plus. We chat about his freelance career, his experience creating educational content and also how he navigates the stressful times in his freelance career.

    • 50 min
    Permission to Fail w/ Zack Lovatt

    Permission to Fail w/ Zack Lovatt

    In this episode we chat with 2D Technical Director Zack Lovatt. He was originally a motion designer, then focused on his strengths in the technical side of creating tools for motion. We talk about things like the hold system, the value of building strong relationships with clients and accepting your strengths/weaknesses in your career. Zack has created fantastic tools and plugins for motion design, and is continually helping the community by engaging frequently and helping others as much as possible. 

    • 40 min
    018 - Course Correcting w/ Kennon Fleisher

    018 - Course Correcting w/ Kennon Fleisher

    In this episode we chat with motion designer and creative director Kennon Fleisher. We chat about the pros/cons of full-time vs freelance, and what makes people stay long-term at certain companies. We also talk about how a prestigious role and title might not be as appealing as we would think. We might find ourselves climbing the wrong mountain, and need to change our path in order to align with our career goals. 

    • 34 min
    017 - Recruiting Freelancers w/ David Franklin

    017 - Recruiting Freelancers w/ David Franklin

    In this episode we chat with David Franklin, who is currently the recruiting manager at the great studio We Are Royale. We discuss topics such as the challenges with the hold system, some good/bad habits from freelancers and the changing landscape of the motion design industry. 

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Benjamuels ,

Chock full of valuable info!

I’ve been freelancing for almost 10 years and I wish this podcast had existed when I started. The sheer amount of knowledge, tips and various perspectives have really shifted how I think about freelancing. For me this podcast is a must listen for any freelancer not just in motion design but in any creative field.

meemzxx ,

Very educational!

Love the interviews! Really gives you an insight on going freelance. Lots of information and very useful to listen to for those looking to go freelance. :)

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