Taking Risks to Move Forward with Krissy Teegerstrom

Faces of Freelance Austin is a monthly feature to get to know one of our many members just a little bit better. For this month’s installment, we check in with Krissy Teegerstrom, Programs Chair of Freelance Austin. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Krissy Teegerstrom 
Business name: Featherweight Studio
 Email: featherweightstudio@gmail.com
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Should Freelancers Ever Offer “Friend Discounts”?

Pricing can be a tough conversation for freelancers in any context, but especially when it comes to working with friends.  After six years of working for myself, here’s what I’ve learned about offering “friend discounts.” I work under the name Featherweight Studio and I offer both goods and services. Goods include graphic tees, one-of-a-kind clothing and art objects that I…

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August Meeting Recap: How to Tell Your Unique Story to Attract Clients and Make More Money

The room was packed. Everyone was waiting to hear how they could tell a better brand story. And Judy Tsuei knows a thing or two about this. After all, she’s worked with global brands like Toyota and Neutrogena, indie brands, and even celebrities. She’s also been an editorial director, a regular contributor to MindBodyGreen, and a frequent guest on notable…

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Breaking Free of the Office with Amy Gelfand

Faces of Freelance Austin is a monthly feature to get to know one of our many members just a little bit better. For this month’s installment, we check in with Amy Gelfand, Website Chair of Freelance Austin. Want to nominate a member to be interviewed for this feature? Let us know! Name: Amy Gelfand Email: info@gelfanddesign.com Website: gelfanddesign.com Number of…

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Minimizing Distractions When You Work at Home

Being able to work at home has changed many people’s lives. However, keeping focused on your work can be difficult when you’re surrounded by so many things that you love and enjoy. Here are our top tips for minimizing distractions when you work at home: Have a dedicated workspace Having a separate room to use as your office is ideal….

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July Meeting Recap: Is Your Confidence Showing?

When Darlene Templeton was young, going through a divorce, and unemployed, she figured IBM was a big company that must need secretaries. So she waltzed into the IBM offices in jeans and t-shirt to ask for an application. It was only after she was in the building that she realized she was sorely underdressed – everywhere she looked were people…

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