The Freelancer Club Blog

INSPIRATIONAL FREELANCER - JAKE HICKS, PHOTOGRAPHER

Jake Hicks has been a freelance photographer for over a decade and throughout the years has showcased his elegant yet dynamic signature style which he developed while working in a photography studio. Here he speaks on the technicalities of working on an image ‘in-camera,’ the artistry of photography and where he sees it going in the future.

CHALLENGES FOR FREELANCERS

What are the challenges for freelancers? How long do you have! The impression of freelancing is often one of an impossibly cool entrepreneurial type, floating between cafes and clients with too much time on her hands and not a care in the world. The realities are somewhat different. Not only do freelancers have to provide a desirable service, they must also run their business from branding, marketing and sales to client management, accounts and taxes, often on their own. We asked freelancers what they found to be the most challenging aspect and the answer was clear!

FINDING WORK AT FASHION SHOWS & LFW

Freelancer Club was invited to Graduate Fashion Week to meet the next generation of freelance fashionistas. We brought a camera with us to find out how students, freelancers, and producers go about finding work at fashion shows and London Fashion Week.

A FREELANCER'S GUIDE TO LONDON FASHION WEEK

A Freelancer London Fashion Week Guide would not be complete without a list of the best shows, schedules, parties, events, local activities and insider tips. Where to find work at London Fashion Week to the best fashion hangouts. To help you get the most out of the most sought-after fashion event in the world, we’ve compiled the Ultimate Guide for London Fashion Week. Do you have any suggestions, thoughts or additions that you’d like us to include? Tweet us and let us know.

INTERVIEW WITH EDAN SCHILLER

Freelance cinematographer Edan Schiller has always loved film. After studying the subject in Israel and working for an international fashion channel for four years as an editor, he decided to begin a new life in the UK with his wife. Breaking into the UK market wasn’t easy, without any experience or contacts in the country, so Edan went head first into establishing his own business. It all started with a Facebook post promoting his work which led to an interesting phone call that kicked off an exciting freelance career. Here, Edan discusses how he built his profession out of necessity and has gained an international client list through dedication and a bit of improvisation.

WORK AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

Work at London Fashion Week is often seen as the pinnacle of a freelance fashionista's career so it's no wonder that thousands of creative freelancers aim to find work at LFW every season. The benefits of working at Lon Fashion Week include the experience gained, the prestige of work at an elite fashion show, the credit and the pay but landing those coveted London Fashion Week jobs is no easy feat. Here are our top 5 ways of vastly improving your chances of finding work at London Fashion Week.

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