Nathan Leigh Davis is a designer and developer who writes about design, technology and things that inspire him.

Journal

Going freelance

Almost a month ago I handed in my resignation to the guys at Square Circle Triangle and in three days will be finishing up! Although SCT wasn’t my first gig in the design industry, I felt I was still pretty green when started. During the last three years I’ve improved my skills as an interactive designer and coder immensely and I’ve also learnt a lot about the business of design and web development.

The decision to move on was a difficult one to make, but it’s a move that I feel I’m ready for. In addition to my existing Australian clients, I’ve started receiving work and queries from clients based in the US, the UK and Europe. A few of the major web design and development blogs have also displayed an interest in my writing and a couple of personal projects are coming to fruition. In short, it seems that it’s time to capitalise on everything that’s going on, move my career into its next phase and make the switch to freelance.

To be honest I’m still trying to get my head around it all. It still seems strange to me that I’ll be making my living from freelance work, writing and personal projects. One thing I’m sure of though is that the switch won’t be easy, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and hope that it’s sustainable.

While it’s sad to be leaving SCT, it’s an exciting time and I’m looking forward to everything that the freelance experience has to offer. A big thankyou to the entire crew at Square Circle Triangle for sharing their knowledge and experience over the last three years.

I’ll no doubt be blogging a lot more, so check back regularly or better yet, subscribe. I’m fully booked over November and December, but if you’re in need of a freelance designer and developer during the first few months of 2013 check out my folio and email me at nate@finethought.com.