Introducing Petrina Fuda - freelance graphic designer.
Hi Petrina and welcome.
How did you find out about the Freelance Factory and what do you think of the concept?
I discovered the Freelance Factory when researching on the web. Great concept.
How did you start out as a freelancer?
After my college days I travelled Australia and worked in various design studios throughout Sydney and Adelaide. I began a family at the early age of 24 and my new found love gave me the strength and the drive to want more time for family and time for creativity. Freelancing was the perfect choice.
How long have you been freelancing?
On and off for 15 years. I established 'DO ART' Design Studio in 2004.
Freelancing brings flexibility and job diversity. This enables me to grow as a designer and as an individual.
What do you specialise in?
I have been lucky to have worked in many diverse areas, enabling my skill base to grow. I now concentrate on graphic design, retail design, signage and display systems, corporate ID / Branding, packaging, print design and print management, photography & internet marketing.
How does freelancing affect your lifestyle?
Although freelancing gives me the flexibility to work my own hours, I do find that my work passions are all encompassing. I am a bit of a workaholic. This sometimes weighs heavy on my family life, but when art and life merge - there can be no better.
What has been your career highlights?
There have been many highlights. To list a few - I have won silver and gold awards in retail design and photography. I had great pleasure as Art Director working with a publishing team for a children's lifestyle magazine. I have created and illustrated interactive children's books
and been involved in the development of internet b2b networks.
What other interests do you have?
Art therapy, sculpting, photography, reading, dancing, work in nature. Spending time with my gorgeous daughter who is extremely active in the performing arts. Dinner parties where possible and wandering art galleries.
Do you teach your skills to others?
As I outsource where needed - together we draw on each others skill sets.
How do you usually source freelance work?
I use viral and internet marketing, word of mouth, mail lists, referral programs.
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