| Introducing Andrew Faith. Freelance Graphic Designer.
How did you find out about the Freelance Factory and what do you think of the concept?
I saw a print ad back in the mists of time and jumped on board right at
the beginning. It's a great idea that cuts out the middle man and
brings freelancers and clients together.
How did you start out as a freelancer?
I studied in the UK (although born in Sydney) and was working as a designer for the London Ambulance Service and picked up the odd freelance job here and there. Eventually I had enough work to chuck my job in and freelance full time - both scary and exciting at the time.
What do you like about freelancing?
I like the variety of work that's available - no two days are the same. I never get bored freelancing. It gives me the flexibility to work when I want to and be able to take a few weeks off to travel, like my last trip to Nepal, Tibet and India.
What do you specialise in?
I have a knack for long documentation that's fiddly and time consuming. Having said that, I love getting my teeth stuck into magazines as well. I'm also working on information graphics systems - turning complicated information into accessible diagrams using graphics, narrative, sound and interactivity.
Visit Andrew's website to see work samples.
What has been your career highlights?
Every job is a highlight, because it means I'm doing something right and people like what I do. Being involved with other talented people is always a highlight too.
What other interests do you have?
I've recently become certified in Final Cut Pro and Motion, so am very interested in seeing what's happening in that field. I take photographs for love and enjoy travelling. I indulge in the manly art of knitting* and love cooking as evidenced in my waistline! You'll also find me at the home games of the Sydney Swans - go the Swannies!
* though mostly women knit these days, knitting was actully done by a lot of men, particularly fishermen in the Scottish Isles as the oils in the wool gave them protection from the harsh conditions.
How do you usually source freelance work?
Word of mouth - clients like what I do and let others know about it. I think that's the best type of promotion you can have - apart from FF of course.
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