and it Stinks
It’s definitely an industry wide thing happening right now + some brands not wanting to spend much on Ads right now cause we are in a recession.
Glad content is going good for you on the marketing end tho!
I got a few things that came this week which I’m excited about so I’m hoping Q4 would pick things back up but in the meantime I’m going to try and watch more tutorials and see what I can learn to elevate my style and tap into new graphic design elements like type, shapes etc.
All in all some
People have it worse right now so I’m grateful that even in these slow times, I’m still able to have food on my table and my lights on. Some others aren’t so lucky. Some of my friends lost their 9-5 cause their agency was downsizing.
This just reminds me that in the busy months, try to save for month like these cause it’s not a matter of if they come but WHEN.
Loved reading this - thanks as always!
Music industry seems as busy as ever as we're getting ready for a the busy fall season. Lots of rebrandings and creative direction work ✨
Yea I’ve been feeling the freelance slow down too. I put out a post looking for work and engagement with it was much higher than a normal post, but still returned very little interest.
Freelance will still always be a better experience for my family and my ADHD brain haha. Just got to find those pockets and get creative in where to find money.
This week's letter is exactly what I needed to read. The work is definitely being slower and I got slightly stressed about it. Thank you for sharing things like this. I am pretty sure everyone gets overwhelmed with too much work but then we start to doubt ourselves when there is little to no work being done. Hope what's coming next is gonna be better.
I'd still pick working as a freelancer over corporate culture any day because as you stated when working in a company there is no room for lazy days and existential dread (which Im pretty sure all designers need).
Thanks again for sharing this and hope your day is going well.
Its really tough being a designer in South Africa during these times. We're on the same boat, bud :(
Good stuff here man... from my side, working at an agency all I can see is the negatives you were talking about in the first part- no creative energy to pursue personal projects, long hours (plus 2.5 hours daily commute) and always fantasizing about having more control of my time.
I know the grass is always greener and it's nice that you reminded me of that today. Love to see that the marketing and content opportunities are opening up for you Jesse. You provide value to others and this is a reflection of that.... not something to feel any shame about
Cheers Jesse. Thank you.