Jeffism #3

“‘Freelance’ is a nasty little word. It seems to imply an individual doesn’t have a ‘real’ job, can’t get a job, isn’t truly professional in their field, and is willing to work for ‘free.’” - Jeff Fisher

3 comments:

Terry said...

Is there more to this statement? Is there a "but freelancing can be very satisfying/lucrative/ freeing..."

Terry the freelancer, other side of Portland

Jeff Fisher LogoMotives said...

I do not use the term at all - for the reasons listed. The word itself is a negative - working on your own is not. Instead, I always tell others I have my own design firm or that I work independently.

- J.

morealyera said...

agreed. I even heard a man say on television the other day "I am a freelance graphic designer. As you may have guessed, that means I am unemployed."

Definitely not the way I want potential clients to think of me.