Toptal Freelance Designers Group Blog
I may be completely off base in thinking that I am even close to being an appropriate candidate for the Toptal Freelance Visual Designers Group. However, long ago I discovered being the odd man out has its advantages.
As you will see, my resume and portfolio is unconventional. And if anything, it displays a wanton disregard for what appears to be the standard directive toward success – specialization. However, as most everything I have achieved comes from the breadth of my abilities.
I’ll spend a day lugging round equipment for a video shoot, then go into the studio to edit the project, design all visuals and website. Then I put on my suit and tie and walk into the executive suite to present the finished work and negotiate the next deal.
Post 9/11, I even put together a deal between a top defense contractor, FedEx, and The Department of Homeland Security for its Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program. Pretty good, for I guy they originally knew as a video producer and designer.
Post the 2008 economic apocalypse, I created the content (both text and visuals) for an educational program on how to evaluate and repair the loss of trust in the financial system. The client? Merrill Lynch.
So even if we are not a right fit, I hope you will find getting to know me interesting. It may lead to something different.
Thanks for reading,