Many people think of “freelancers” as people who work in their PJs, working from the kitchen table or a coffee shop. And while this might hold true some, as a remote designer for many years now, I don’t embrace the “freelance is funky” perception.
Like a Boss
My design business is just that — a business. And one where I support my businesses, universities, and marketing agencies who need a reliable, extremely creative, thinking designer. As a remote designer, I like to think of myself as part of your team that appears occasionally in person (but mostly I work out of my dedicated home office or Luminary in NYC), using tools and strategies to keep your projects moving.
But with Coronavirus, many people who aren’t used to working remotely or working with those who work remotely are being forced to adapt quickly to this temporary new normal.
So I thought I would share some tools and strategies that make my remote working experience highly productive, more engaged, provides me with a better work/life balance, and gives me a greater overall quality of work.
Tools for Remote Collaboration
Remote work can feel isolating (which is why I hop into Luminary once or twice a week). In order to stay connected, I rely on digital communications and team/project management tools — read about those tools here.