The New Freelance Economy
6

Tuesday, 6 December

6:30 8:30 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle , WA 98101
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Uncommon Cartography logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

The New Freelance Economy

Esther Maria Swaty Photo


Chief Strategist & Coach, Uncommon Cartography

Kaleb Willis Photo


Owner, Kaleb Norman James Design

Ankur Kothari Photo


Founder & President, Olive + Goose

Danny Owens Photo


Photographer & Creative Consultant, Danny Owens Creative

6

Tuesday, 6 December

6:30 8:30 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle , WA 98101
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Uncommon Cartography logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

The Freelance Economy is truly booming with two-sided marketplaces providing the platform for freelancers to connect with employers from around the globe.

Join General Assembly and Uncommon Cartography for drinks, networking and learn how to freelance part or full-time, how to price yourself, how to develop your portfolio, where to look for potential projects and what it takes to become an independent contractor.

Learn how you can hone your talents, market them to potential clients and communicate your project goals clearly to channel success. The strategies discussed in this event work for programming, design, marketing, writing and many other concentrations.

Takeaways

Come away with new ideas and tools that will help you run your freelance business more efficiently and learn how you can always keep your pipeline full of great clients

  • Develop a game plan to begin working in your field independently
  • Better market your services to potential clients
  • Navigate online and offline resources for freelancers
  • Understand key pain points and for freelancers and how to deal with them such as taxes, insurance, and time management

About the Speakers

Esther Maria Swaty Photo

Chief Strategist & Coach,
Uncommon Cartography

Esther has a transdisciplinary background with a focus on art and technology. She coaches individuals in developing their own distinctive brand then partners with them to create a unique marketing strategy. She passionately engineers collaborations between individual creatives and corporations. Her focus on following curiosity, exploring fringe ideas and fostering adaptation has led to unique solutions for her clients. Esther uncovers and evangelizes the stories which set brands apart from their competition.

Kaleb Willis Photo

Owner,
Kaleb Norman James Design

Since the age of 12, Kaleb has worked in the event industry, learning the art & practice of floral & event design. Choosing to embrace his passions and forego traditional forms of education, Kaleb was trained by jumping head first into the event industry and teaching himself the technique and style that is behind his signature aesthetic today. His work has been featured in many national magazines & blogs & includes cleints such as The Seattle Seahawks, Emmy's & Pacific Northwest Ballet. His inspiration comes from his love of international travel, fashion and amazing food. Whether it’s an Italian seaside, killer pair of leather wingtips or the perfect caprese, it’s the quality of a life well lived that sets the stage for a remarkable event. Kaleb has come to discover that when you do what you love, work and play become one in the same.

Ankur Kothari Photo

Founder & President,
Olive + Goose

Ankur is an entrepreneur and technologist based in Seattle, WA, and the Founder & President of Olive + Goose.

Ankur has a long history in technology expertise and business growth. He’s been a leader, product visionary and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 15 years. Ankur's passion for technology and best-of-class product management has been continuously recognized by market leaders. In 2014, he founded Olive + Goose, a leading technology consulting firm. Prior to O+G, he worked in a number of business groups at Microsoft and managed products ranging from Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Exchange, and technology in the security and compliance space.

Danny Owens Photo

Photographer & Creative Consultant,
Danny Owens Creative

Danny is a Photographer and Creative Consultant who loves to capture visual moments that tell stories. His magnetic personality and deep interest in his subject allows him to develop authentically beautiful visual experiences.

Danny has also been drawn to work in the social media world through his visual storytelling. He has worked with Alaska Airlines, HP, GAP, Frank & Oak, Bucketfeet, Jim Beam, Bolthouse Farms and more to curate and execute successful social campaigns.

The story behind the photo is what inspires Danny to create on a daily basis, and developing that story has often led to some amazing experiences.

About Our Partners

Uncommon Cartography

Uncommon Cartography, launched in October 2015, is the name under which a group of innovative and dedicated professionals, from independent companies throughout the Seattle area, collaborate to provide design, marketing, and coaching services to creative entrepreneurs, startups and established corporations.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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