Alan Long’s guide to being a freelancer is a lifesaver
A graphic designer who was born in the early 80s in London, Alan Long was destined to be creative. This British improvised his way through school as well as tap dance and ended up at university having sent his tutor an oversized photo of himself cut into smaller pieces (for their opening assignment).
He graduated as a graphic designer, winning best portfolio in a group show and was snatched up working for a small design agency. There he honed in his skills whilst working for indie and pop artists as well as commercial projects (BT, Samsung, Brasserie Blanc, Loch Fyne). His thirst for unique ideas and an eye for design was soon recognised within the industry, and he set up his own award winning agency Sane & Able.
Always enjoying bringing some fresh ideas into the spotlight, Long, graphic designer, manager and one of the people featured in the best selling book: #Lifechanger, turned his eye to writing by sharing his experiences in the creative industry. Having created a conversation between junior and more experienced creatives Long “felt he wanted to highlight that success can be very achievable with simple measures put in place” and his new book is a #lifesaver for many.
In his “A-Z guide to being a freelance designer” Long shares with the reader some precious insider knowledge that he accumulated after being in the industry for over 10 years. “I’ve worked with many many clients and over countless campaigns ranging from overall brands, to websites, apps and logos. I’m not a world famous designer but hopefully things I have learnt will help you. I started in a small agency with the intention of learning as much as possible, and as quickly as possible”.
Let Long enlighten you here.