The Mt. Freelance Podcast is for creative people who work or dream about working for themselves or running their own business. The show is hosted by us! Aaron James and Andrew Dickson - creators of the course and community of the same name.
In our 12th and final episode of this season we sit down with costume designer Amanda Needham, who has worked on movies like Wendy and Lucy and TV shows like Shrill, Portlandia and Baskets. And yes, we’ll mention several times that she has two more Emmy’s than both of us combined.
In our 11th episode we sit down with stand-up comedian and Last Comic Standing star Amy Miller who talks about her creative process, why stand-ups typically don’t use the word freelance, and the the collective importance of live events.
In our tenth episode we sit down with the one and only Bob Smith, a designer who tells stories through apparel design. He shares how he came up with idea of a Nike Pendleton collaboration, where his own brand Ore-Cal comes from, and how he convinced Nike to stop exclusively focusing on performance and create what would eventually become Nike Sportswear.
In our ninth episode we sit down with cinematographer turned commercial producer Arlo Rosner who talks about how freelance allows him to create not just side projects, but entire side businesses like the restaurant Superiority Burger in New York City.
Our eighth episode features an interview with actor Ayanna Berkshire whose career has spanned big budget movies, not so big budget movies, television, theater and commercial work. In our interview she offers insight into her craft and tons of advice that freelancers can apply to their path no matter their creative career.
Kate Bingaman-Burt. Where to start? Kate is an illustrator, designer, artist, zine-maker, teacher and educator. She is a full-time professor at Portland State teaching design but also has a thriving freelance illustration career that spans books, editorial, commercial and even museums. And she manages to run her studio workshop space Outlet too. Hear how she does it and get inspired to make and do more creatively.
Entertaining and Educational
Enjoyed a few laughs and learned a few things! Great content not just for freelancers but for anyone in business!
Love this podcast. Aaron and Andrew bring in great guests and I’ve learned a ton that I can apply to my own freelance journey
- keep up the great work guys!
Smart and fun podcast!
As a 15+ year freelancer, I have to say the biggest drawback is a lack of community. It’s so great to (finally) hear insights and war stories from other freelancers. And these guys make it fun, like virtually hanging at an after-work happy hour. Nice work! Keep em coming.