Freelance Boot Camp for Creatives

January 20, 2021 - January 21, 2021
1-4p January 20 & 9a-1p January 21

The Sam Fox School is partnering with the Skandalaris Center to offer a Freelance Boot Camp to help students and alumni navigate a freelance career. The boot camp will help participants determine if freelancing is right for them and learn what hard and soft skills are needed for freelance success. This boot camp is for artists, designers, photographers, bloggers, influencers, and everyone in between.

By the end of the two sessions, attendees will have the following:
- An understanding of how to start or grow a freelance career;
- A toolkit of skills to manage a freelance career;
- Connections with campus and community partners as well as successful alumni freelancers.

This boot camp is open to all, but geared toward Sam Fox School students and alumni. Please register to attend this free boot camp and receive the Zoom links for both days.

Wednesday, January 20

1p: How to Make Freelancing a Career
Ben Franklin, Founder, Principal, and Creative Director, Yank and Limey, Inc.
Jen Meyer, Assistant Director, Career Development, Art

2p: Customer Acquisition
John Hendrix, Professor and Chair, MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture; Illustrator/Author
Ryan Abendroth, Senior Lecturer in Architecture; Founder, Passive Energy Designs

3p: Skill Breakout Sessions
Marketing for Freelancers
Melinda Love, Founder, M Consulting Group

Make Money Freelancing
Julia Kuo, Illustrator/Freelancer
Noah Baker, Brand Designer

Thursday, January 21

9a: Negotiation
John Horn, WashU Professor of Practice in Economics
Bob Francois, Skandalaris Expert on Call

10a: Freelancers Panel
Elizabeth Beier, Creative Director, Art + Story
Rachel Youn, Artist; Sam Fox School Admissions Counselor
Traci Moore, Principal, TM Consulting
Noah MacMillan, Independent Design Professional

11a: Networking Breakouts