We believe that the Future of Work will favor the Freelancer.
Those that have built personal brands, an audience, and systems for a sustainable independent creative practice will have the advantage of mobility, flexibility, and agility in a shifting marketplace.
We believe that there is a repeatable process that Freelancers can follow to create successful, high paying careers. It includes visualization, goal setting, systems for creating meaningful work, strategies for marketing, and general productivity.
We call that process Art of Freelance.
ART OF FREELANCE IS A 10-WEEK ONLINE COURSE DESIGNED TO:
What if you could wake up in 10 weeks having created a project you’ve been dreaming about? What if you could do it with more grace and ease by having additional support, community, and accountability?
YOU ARE RIGHT FOR THIS COURSE IF:
This course can help veteran Freelancers with established careers, newer Freelancers looking to amplify their current work, those interested in starting a creative Freelance practice, or anyone interested in building a “side hustle”.
It doesn’t matter where in your creative career you are, it only matters that you are interested in creating work that will push it to the next level.
Photo credit: Art of Freelance Alumnus and Guide Daniel N. Johnson
At the end of the Fall 2018 course, we will be awarding three Art of Freelance Awards to people with projects we think have the best chance to launch into the marketplace. The Awards will give those creatives access to: financial sponsorship, a work-space residency, mentorship, and relevant introductions.
Art of Freelance Grand Jury Award
Art of Freelance Audience Award
Art of Freelance Staff Pick
Read more about the AF Awards here.
"I straight up would not have completed my project if it wasn’t for the weekly accountability check-ins. They are the core of why I need a program like this."
- Ryan Schude, Professional Photographer
YOU ARE NOT RIGHT FOR THIS COURSE IF:
We are so confident that you will love this course that we offer a 100%, no questions, 30 day money back guarantee.
"This program has forced me to take a very specific look at the trajectory of my career and quality of life that I want for myself in the future and it is already becoming life changing for me."
- Sarah Prikryl, Director
"I can enthusiastically and sincerely say that AoF has absolutely been worth the investment and I am grateful that it came across my path. It introduced a few simple tools I believe will serve me for the rest of my life, and connected me with a supportive group of genuinely interesting, motivated, talented creatives, every single one of whom I am glad to continue to know personally and professionally."
- Jun Ohnuki, Graphic Designer and Production Artist
"This program was so amazing and valuable. It’s hard for me to sit and work on personal projects, and this was the push that I needed."
- Kimi Lewis, Award Winning Illustrator/Designer/Art Director, Senior Product Designer The Noun Project
“Art of Freelance helped me get the inspired, unorganized, pile of ideas out of my head and into a usable structure that I could share with other humans. AF brought structure to my thought bombs and provided a schedule and a team of fellow humans to support me, motivate me, and hold me accountable to my own dreams.”
- Baratunde Thurston, Futurist Comedian, Writer, Cultural Critic, and Author of "How to Be Black"
Mathieu Young, CEO & Founder
Mathieu Young is a professional freelance photographer and director who has served the giants (American Express, AT&T, Bose, Samsung, Showtime, HBO, Paramount Pictures) and won awards for social enterprise campaigns in Tanzania, Kenya, Cambodia, and Nicaragua. He is the founder of Art of Freelance and Kensington Presents, a pop-up concert series in collaboration with California State Parks.
Nina Beckhardt, Co-Founder
With over a decade of experience running global creative agencies, Nina is a recognized authority on brand naming and longtime mentor of creative professionals. In addition to leading work with Proctor & Gamble, GM, Target, PUMA, Capital One, EPSON and Dow Jones she has been published in The Economist, Forbes, CNN, WSJ, appeared on the Emmy Award-winning television show, Autoline Detroit, and has presented on brand innovation in corporate boardrooms and entrepreneurship classrooms.
Dr. Elizabeth Shin, Curriculum Designer
A master of curriculum design, Elizabeth has designed & taught over 150 courses for both the online & on-ground campuses at University of Phoenix. Her long list of degrees including a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Educational Technologies (Pepperdine), M.A. in Comparative Film & Literature (USC) and a M.A. in English Literature (UC Irvine) points to her multi-faceted approach to creating learning experiences.
Elizabeth Stewart, Co-Founder
Elizabeth is a powerhouse civic leader and entrepreneurship champion with 8 years experience building early stage start-ups. As a Coro leadership fellow, Founder and Founding CEO of Impact Hub Los Angeles, and Founding Executive Director of Civic Hall Labs NYC, it’s no wonder she was featured in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People 2013 issue and profiled in Forbes.com as “a woman changing the LA entrepreneur landscape.”
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