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The Freelance Monocle Podcast

Business • Arts

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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025 - Career Freedom w/ Chad Ashley - Part 2

Jul 19 • 55:54

In this episode we continue our chat with Chad Ashley, a very talented 3D artist, teacher, and creator of 3D tools. We chat more on the personal side, and he gives us great advice on things to consider when progressing in your career. ...

024 - Career Freedom w/ Chad Ashley - Part 1

Jul 19 • 01:01:01

In this episode we have another exclusive chat with Chad Ashley, a very talented 3D artist, teacher, and creator of 3D tools. He shares his career progression, and his experiences that lead him to where he is today. We chat about different work environments, and what motivated him early on in his career. ...

023 - Part 2 of The Maturing Motion Industry w/ Casey Latiolais

Apr 2 • 43:33

In this episode we chat again with motion designer & art director Casey Latiolais about his latest career moves. He tells us about the career moves he made during the uncertain times of the global pandemic. We also talk about the contrast between different work environments, and the popular subject of corporate vs studio life. ...

022 - The Maturing Motion Industry w/ Casey Latiolais

Dec 16 • 01:00:05

In this episode 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 touch upon how the culture varies drastically between bigger and smaller companies, and how one might navigate through the bureaucracy and politics of a lar...

021 - Motion Design in Tech w/ Matt Nelson

Dec 9 • 28:35

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 ...

020 - Freelance Learning w/ Andy Needham

Dec 2 • 50:06

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....

019 - Permission to Fail w/ Zack Lovatt

Nov 20 • 40:37

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 ...

018 - Course Correcting w/ Kennon Fleisher

Sep 18 • 34:38

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...

017 - Recruiting Freelancers w/ David Franklin

Sep 13 • 50:02

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. ...

016 - Different Times in Freelance w/ Brian Gossett

Aug 12 • 01:28:19

In this episode we touch upon many hot topics with the very talented Brian Gossett. We talk about how different freelancing was in previous years, how budgets were much healthier, how unforeseen family health issues temporarily halted his work, and how priorities changed after growing older. Brian also shares some advice and wisdom on when it might be the right time to go ...

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