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Illustration by Tasia Graham
Illustration by Tasia Graham
Illustration by Tasia Graham

Want to work for yourself? Join us for this new programme of online events and workshops. Monday 13 - Friday 17 June 2022.

Freelance Week is a new online event hosted by Careers and Employability. It’s perfect if you're starting to consider freelancing as a career option or are interested in further developing your freelance portfolio and career. Get advice directly from industry experts and skilled freelancers on their experiences and resources to support your freelance journey.

The programme

Taking place from 13-17 June 2022, Freelance Week will cover a range of key topics, including:

  • Freelance to founder (Online)
  • How to showcase your freelance work on your CV (Online)
  • How to freelance in the UK for international students (In-Person)
  • How to market yourself as a Freelancer (Online)
  • Design your dream work-life (In-Person)
  • Future for freelancers panel event (In-Person).

As well as in-person and online freelance career discussion one-to-ones.

Who can attend?

Freelance Week is open to students and graduates from all UAL Colleges and events will take place online.

Book your places

Programme highlights

  • Illustration of a person juggling
    Illustration by Tasia Graham
    Freelancer to Founder  

    Join guest speaker Helena Traill as she shares her experience and advice on freelancing and transitioning to founding a business. 14 June, 12pm-1pm

  • Illustration of a woman taking a photo
    Illustration by Tasia Graham
    How to Market Yourself as a Freelancer  

    Phoebe Dodd, founder of Buro 155, will share tips on how to market yourself as a freelancer. 16 June, 1pm-2pm

  • Illustration of a dressmaker
    Illustration by Tasia Graham
    Design Your Dream Work Life  

    Learn how to create your authentic way of working through this in-person workshop with illustrator Lizzie Reid. 17 June 2022, 12pm-2pm

Meet the speakers

  • Photo of Géraldine Nassieu-Maupas
    Géraldine Nassieu-Maupas
    Géraldine Nassieu-Maupas, Enem Studio  

    Géraldine works closely with clients from the design, cultural and commercial sector on a variety of projects such as visual identities, typefaces, exhibition design, art-direction, books, signage, website and campaigns.

  • Photo of Helena Trail
    Helena Trail
    Helena Trail, Helena Traill Design Ltd  

    A graduate of CSM, Helena runs a design consultancy that specialises in branding for healthcare companies. She has worked with high-profile agencies including Pentagram, Wolff Olins and Mother.

  • Photo of Hidhir Badaruddin
    Hidhir Badaruddin
    Hidhir Badaruddin  

    Born in Singapore and based in London, Hidhir is a photographer and LCF graduate, whose work has been featured in Dazed Magazine, The Face Magazine, It's Nice That and VICE UK.

  • Photo of Lizzie Reid
    Lizzie Reid
    Lizzie Reid  

    By creating space for self-reflection through illustration, brand collaboration, campaigns, workshops, and blogging in her Instagram captions, Lizzie challenges societal pressures to constantly be thinking outwardly.

  • Photo of Phoebe Dodd
    Phoebe Dodd
    Phoebe Dodds, Buro155  

    Phoebe is the founder of content strategy consultancy Buro155. Over 800 entrepreneurs have taken Phoebe’s workshops, and she’s spoken at General Assembly and the British Embassy in The Hague.

Key resources

  • credit Illustration by Gracie Dahl
    Credit Illustration by Gracie Dahl
    Join our Founders and Freelancers network  

    Work for yourself or want to in the future? Sign up to be part of our Founders and Freelancers group on The Dots!

  • Image by Rochelle Saunders
    Image by Rochelle Saunders
    Creative Enterprise Awards 2022

    Got a business you want to launch or grow? You could get up to £5,000 funding plus support. Apply by 13 June 2022.

  • Illustration of a person multitasking
    Starting A Business by Gracie Dahl
    Freelance and business support

    Our enterprise team can support you with many aspects of setting up and running a successful business or freelance practice.

  • Products from not just a shop
    not just a shop products 2021. Photo by Yeshen Venema
    Apply to sell your work in not just a shop

    not just a shop sells design products and artwork created by UAL students and alumni to the public. Find out more and apply online.