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Vote Now! Agencies of One: How Solo Creatives Work

Aug 18, 2011

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SXSW Panel Picker 2012

It's that time of year again. Time for SXSW panel picking. And I want your vote!

My friend and fellow freelance web developer, Brian Artka, has organized a fantastic panel about "solo creatives" (AKA, freelancers): Agencies of One: How Solo Creatives Work.

If you hadn't guessed, I'll be one of the solo creatives on the panel. And I'll joined by some truly talented and successful folks: Whitney Hess, Andy Stratton and Mike Rohde.

And each of us brings a different perspective to the table. Not only do we each do slightly different types of work, some of us (like me) are new to freelancing, while others are veterans. Additionally, we all come from entirely different parts of the country. Some of us are in small markets, while others work and live in major metropolitan areas.

If we get accepted, we'll talk about how we solo creatives get by in our crazy industry in this crazy economy. We'll talk about the struggles, the successes and, most importantly, why we choose this way of working.

Please vote!

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Ian Pitts opines:


Awesome that you and Andy might be on the same panel!

Emily's Gravatar

Emily responds:


I know! I miss that kid ... really hope the panel gets picked just so I can hang out with him ;)

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Dave Bartlett opines:


I think freelancers make a unique contribution to the ecosystem of the web.

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