Oct 8, 2019
Allison Butler has always had a passion for motion design. Mostly self-taught, she has been creating professional digital content for five years as well as running a monthly meetup of Connecticut based animators, motion designers, and related creatives.
Allison tells her story of how she started her own freelance business as an alternative to full-time but temporary work. While it provides a large amount of freedom, it also requires courage and determination and many hard lessons. Allison shares what she learned by becoming a freelance motion designer.
While it wasn’t always the case, Allison is a master of networking. We chat about the power of networking and how Allison created a local motion design meetup which helps her and others immensely with their freelance careers.
“Freelancing is never easy to jump into when you’ve only known full-time work.” [8:43]
“I needed networking practice. It’s something people don’t tell you - that you need to practice networking and just talking to people and being human.” [17:47]
“Everyone has these online platforms to talk to and chat with people and they’re absolutely wonderful. But people still want that in-person connection. They want to know people in their area. They just want to know who’s around.” [23:52]
“If you can find one or two people in your area who are pumped to have a meetup, that’s all you need.” [32:48]
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