What is your major (if in college), college/university/school, city/state/country/etc, and what do you do in your freelancing?
I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Visual Communication (Major in Graphic Design) from The University of Newcastle, Australia. I’ve only just stopped being an (official) student, though I am always learning and will continue throughout my whole life. My freelancing consists of a whole range of fields: identities, websites, packaging, posters and even car wraps. I like to keep things diverse.
How long have you been freelancing and what made you start freelancing as a student?
I’ve been freelancing for about 5 years now… I started freelancing as a student so I could have more experience in what ultimately I’d be doing at some stage after school. It’s a great way to get real world experience.
What are some of the best parts about being a student freelancer?
As I said above, the fact you are getting experience for what ultimately is going to be your career.
What are some of the challenges you have found being a student freelancer?
There are always going to be challenges no matter what you do, however as a student freelancer, time management was one of the hardest challenges… staying focused on your student and client work is vital.
Where do you hope your freelancing career will take you in the future?
At the moment I work full time at an agency and do freelance on the side. I hope to continue this for a while as it’s quite enjoyable.
Where can our readers see your work and read more about you?
You can find me all across the internet but I am most active on Twitter & Facebook and my own blogs.
My Facebook Profile – I share lots of links here.
My Facebook Group – You can promote your own stuff here.
Facebook Fan Page – Keep up to date with new posts from JCD.
Twitter – Where I share LOTS of design related links.
LinkedIn – The business me.
StumbleUpon – Things worthy of a thumbs up.
Digg – Websites I find useful and great.
Del.icio.us – My many bookmarks.
Foursquare – Where I am in real life.
I also have an agreegator of most of these services at http://jacobcass.com
Just Creative Design: Just Creative Design was launched in November 2007 as my design business and also as a graphic design blog. The blog focuses on all areas of design and creativity, ranging from but not limited to; graphic design, logo design, web design, advertising, branding, typography, designers, blogging, resources, my work, photography, colour, marketing, social media, user experience and more. Quite varied, however the underlying focus is design!
Logo Of The Day: Logo Of The Day is a high-profile logo design award scheme that rewards the best professional logos and trademarks designed throughout the world. All suggested logos are screened by myself & Jeff Fisher to ensure this. Logo Of The Day is also a place to come for logo design inspiration… daily! It is also a place to discuss, share & rate logo design!
Logo Designer Blog: Logo Designer Blog is a blog focused purely on branding, logo & identity design. It is a place for logo design discussion, inspiration, tips and resources (and then some) provided by myself and the many contributors to the site. Please feel free to submit an article to the site.
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