The Most Important Freelance Lessons From 2017: Christmas Special

An interview with Austin Saylor

This week on Motion Hatch we’re getting festive and reflective with Austin Saylor, as we reflect on our top 3 lessons learned in 2017 and our top 3 things we want to achieve in our motion design careers in 2018. We also have a bit of fun with a motion design gift exchange!

Austin Saylor is a freelance motion designer, and creator of The Lettering Animation Course which will be launching in 2018. He’s also an active member of the Motion Hatch Community and a good friend, meaning this is a super fun episode with a lot of laughs and some great insight.

While listing off our selections, we dove into the importance of community, not being scared to put yourself out there, and how accountability can make one of the most significant differences in your career. We had a lot of fun recording today’s episode and even made each other holiday short animations which you will find a link to below.

What lessons did you learn in 2017? What are your goals for 2018? Share with us by leaving a comment below!

In this episode

  • Tips and tricks on experimenting with different ways of finding clients
  • Why community matters and where to find the perfect fit for you
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid to raise your prices
  • The importance of increasing your skill set with courses or classes and the concept of striving to become someone’s  #1 student
  • Why having accountability can make or break your goals

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