Hello, Tuesday! Did you know… Graphic design and copywriting are (based on Google search data) the most in demand freelance skills.
In today’s edit 👇
Latest industry news
Why quite days are so important?
Inspiration → Lucie Rox’s Afrofuturist photography
86% of freelancers are active in Web 3!? Why you need to Jump on the NFT train…
Jobs, jobs, jobs…
Instagram leaves Russia. Instagram users in Russia have been notified that the service will cease as of midnight on Sunday. In addition to blocking the popular app (Instagram has about 63 million Russian users), Russian prosecutors have asked a court to designate Meta as an “extremist organization.”
Apple Original Film “CODA” makes history at BAFTA Film Awards. Female writer and director Siân Heder lands first BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and star Troy Kotsur becomes first Deaf actor to win BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Twitter is testing a shopping feature that lets users browse products within the app. Sellers can directly list up to 50 products.
Record-high gas prices prompt Uber to start charging a new FUEL FEE of up to 55 cents per ride and 45 cents per food delivery depending on location.
The New York Times has ditched Apple News because it's not good for business. Apple News reportedly doesn’t get enough readers out of the app and on the Times' website in a time where the publication is focusing heavily on subscriber growth.
Instagram is finally letting livestreamers add moderators. Instagram is finally letting Live creators appoint moderators during their streams. Mods will have the ability to report comments, remove viewers from the stream, as well as turn off comments for a specific viewer.
Bored Ape Yacht Club creator buys CryptoPunks and Meebits. Yuga Labs now controls three of the most valuable NFT collections on the market.
Modern culture insists that a good, successful and fulfilling life is one of continuous activity and application where we strive relentlessly ulfil every ambition, every hour of the day and the evening must be filled with intense activity.
In many ways, lockdown forced us to reevaluate this incentive as many of us found peace – and even productivity – in the quieter moments. Evenings with our mother, sister, brother, partner or chosen family sitting quietly in front of a movie or even nights alone journaling in bed became just as ‘nourishing’ as organising events and socialising with a multitude of friends.
However, these habits were formed through necessity and force rather than natural adoption which may explain their inability to remain at least semi permanent as we dance out of covid restrictions in 2022.
The dream life is one of immense activity and attention. We dream of our name on a billboard or in the Sunday times. Our song has a million streams on Spotify or our graphic design is for only high flying, iconic clients such as Nike or Coca Cola. Our days are filled with international meetings, we rise at the crack of dawn, exercise, make as much money and generate as many leads as possible. If we aren’t at this level – or its equivalent – then we haven’t yet ‘made it’ and that’s because we haven’t tried hard enough; the only thing for it is to push ourselves harder and cram more into each day…
London-based photographer Lucie Rox is subverting the societal image of black womanhood by means of surrealism and afrofuturism. Rox is inspired by her art medium’s ability to transform from something factual and simple to something other worldly and completely subverted; “photography, which as a medium is, by essence. a very simple thing and very matter-of-fact, can be stretched and pushed to create some form of abstracted reality”.
Fiverr partnered with Censuwide to survey over 1,000 U.S.-based freelancers and get their insights on how they are taking advantage of the rise of NFT and other Web3 applications. And yes, 86% said they are already enjoying the monetary benefits of rendering Web3 services.
Of that statistic, 64% of freelancers surveyed claim to have already profited from the sale of NFT-related services…
Thursday, 17th March → How to Get Noticed by Clients in 2022
Friday, 18th March → In conversation with: Studio Blackburn
Monday, 21st March → Define your own Personal Brand
Thursday, 24th March → SEO for Freelance Business Growth
To attend → Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
Featured job openings 💸
Axis Studios: Environment Artist (VFX) (Bristol)
Red Sky Productions: Shooting PD (Glasgow)
Global: Creative Producer (Manchester)
Channel 4: Junior Video Editor, 4Studio (Leeds)
WarnerMedia: Associate Producer (London)
Browse more open roles, or add your own, at The Creative Lead job board.
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