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Designing beautiful boards and making smooth animation come naturally to us Motion Designers. It’s what we’re good at. However, designing the career we want, with the freedom, flexibility, and pay we crave, that’s more difficult. All of the above is within your grasp if you’re willing to take the plunge into freelancing. School of Motion founder Joey Korenman worked in ev Designing beautiful boards and making smooth animation come naturally to us Motion Designers. It’s what we’re good at. However, designing the career we want, with the freedom, flexibility, and pay we crave, that’s more difficult. All of the above is within your grasp if you’re willing to take the plunge into freelancing. School of Motion founder Joey Korenman worked in every kind of Motion Design role before discovering that freelancing offered him not only more autonomy but also higher pay, less stress, and more creativity. Since then, he’s taught hundreds of School of Motion students his playbook for becoming a six-figure freelancer. Now he shares his experience and advice on breaking out of the nine-to-five mold in this comprehensive and tactical handbook. The Freelance Manifesto offers a field guide for Motion Design professionals looking to make the leap to freelance in two clear and concise parts. The first examines the goals, benefits, myths, and realities of the freelance lifestyle, while the second provides future freelancers with a five-step guide to launching and maintaining a solo business, including making contact, selling yourself, closing the deal, being indispensable, and becoming a lucrative enterprise. If you’re feeling stifled by long hours, low-paying gigs, and an unfulfilling career, make the choice to redesign yourself as a freelancer—and, with the help of this book and some hard work, reclaim your time, independence, and inspiration for yourself.


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Designing beautiful boards and making smooth animation come naturally to us Motion Designers. It’s what we’re good at. However, designing the career we want, with the freedom, flexibility, and pay we crave, that’s more difficult. All of the above is within your grasp if you’re willing to take the plunge into freelancing. School of Motion founder Joey Korenman worked in ev Designing beautiful boards and making smooth animation come naturally to us Motion Designers. It’s what we’re good at. However, designing the career we want, with the freedom, flexibility, and pay we crave, that’s more difficult. All of the above is within your grasp if you’re willing to take the plunge into freelancing. School of Motion founder Joey Korenman worked in every kind of Motion Design role before discovering that freelancing offered him not only more autonomy but also higher pay, less stress, and more creativity. Since then, he’s taught hundreds of School of Motion students his playbook for becoming a six-figure freelancer. Now he shares his experience and advice on breaking out of the nine-to-five mold in this comprehensive and tactical handbook. The Freelance Manifesto offers a field guide for Motion Design professionals looking to make the leap to freelance in two clear and concise parts. The first examines the goals, benefits, myths, and realities of the freelance lifestyle, while the second provides future freelancers with a five-step guide to launching and maintaining a solo business, including making contact, selling yourself, closing the deal, being indispensable, and becoming a lucrative enterprise. If you’re feeling stifled by long hours, low-paying gigs, and an unfulfilling career, make the choice to redesign yourself as a freelancer—and, with the help of this book and some hard work, reclaim your time, independence, and inspiration for yourself.

30 review for The Freelance Manifesto: A Field Guide for the Modern Motion Designer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jonan Grobler

    This book is aimed at a very specific target audience, which just so happens to be me. Hence the 5 stars. In short, if you're a Motion Designer, buy this right away. Don't even think about it. Don't even read the rest of this review. It's essential. Korenman lays out 4 key phases (with an optional 5th phase) for taking control of your time as a motion designer. Finding your own work, dealing with clients, how to build your portfolio website, it's all in here, and it's super detailed. And it's not This book is aimed at a very specific target audience, which just so happens to be me. Hence the 5 stars. In short, if you're a Motion Designer, buy this right away. Don't even think about it. Don't even read the rest of this review. It's essential. Korenman lays out 4 key phases (with an optional 5th phase) for taking control of your time as a motion designer. Finding your own work, dealing with clients, how to build your portfolio website, it's all in here, and it's super detailed. And it's not all conceptual, or theoretical - it's real, nitty gritty, in the details, exactly what to do, what tools to use right now. If you're in some other creative field, it's probably still an interesting read, but not so clearly applicable. You'd be better off reading Tim Ferriss's 4 Hour Work Week (a book Korenman is obviously a big fan of) and applying those principles to your own life.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Silvia Philbrick

    Really enjoyed the book and definitely got a ton of useful tips, ideas, action plans that I am excited to implement. However, for all the hype in the industry around this book, and frankly the amount of pages, I was expecting a lot more content. The first part of the book (Why Freelancing is great) could have been said in one or two pages, and it felt like Joey was saying the same thing 60 different ways. The second part was very practical and useful, but I felt could have been expanded on, mayb Really enjoyed the book and definitely got a ton of useful tips, ideas, action plans that I am excited to implement. However, for all the hype in the industry around this book, and frankly the amount of pages, I was expecting a lot more content. The first part of the book (Why Freelancing is great) could have been said in one or two pages, and it felt like Joey was saying the same thing 60 different ways. The second part was very practical and useful, but I felt could have been expanded on, maybe with more case studies, scenarios, workflows, or more information on different types of projects or clients... I would definitely recommend this book, just was expecting a bit more and was a little frustrated by what I viewed as a lot of page fillers.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jasper Hilgers

    Indispensable for any motion designer, current or aspiring! I'm a student just starting out in my career and I know this book was an investment that will come back to me many times over. I went from being completely terrified of freelancing (read: the unknown) to making my first moves by the end of the book. Indispensable for any motion designer, current or aspiring! I'm a student just starting out in my career and I know this book was an investment that will come back to me many times over. I went from being completely terrified of freelancing (read: the unknown) to making my first moves by the end of the book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Eric Rothman

    Lots of good advice in here, especially for stalking and contacting new clients. I wish I'd had this book when I started freelancing. I had to learn all this stuff the hard way; some of it really recently into a 10-year career. The stuff about crafting your life the way you want it is really empowering, regardless of your industry. Also, I'd love to be wrong about this, but I do think he's a little bullish about the state of the industry. Maybe it'll stay great forever–I love the optimism–but th Lots of good advice in here, especially for stalking and contacting new clients. I wish I'd had this book when I started freelancing. I had to learn all this stuff the hard way; some of it really recently into a 10-year career. The stuff about crafting your life the way you want it is really empowering, regardless of your industry. Also, I'd love to be wrong about this, but I do think he's a little bullish about the state of the industry. Maybe it'll stay great forever–I love the optimism–but there's a case for healthy skepticism too. At any rate...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tom Davis

    Excellent book! This one encouraged me to go out into the world and be my own boss... something I've wanted to do for a long time but was too afraid. There's a lot of gold in this book. I highly recommend it if you're a designer/animator. Even if you just want to freelance a little on the side and keep your day job - this book really helps get your mind around some concepts that are really helpful. Excellent book! This one encouraged me to go out into the world and be my own boss... something I've wanted to do for a long time but was too afraid. There's a lot of gold in this book. I highly recommend it if you're a designer/animator. Even if you just want to freelance a little on the side and keep your day job - this book really helps get your mind around some concepts that are really helpful.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ben

    Great advice! Even if you’re not a motion designer, or planning to go freelance, this book has a ton of great advice on living more mindfully and being aware of why you’re doing something. Plus, if you work at all with clients, it provides some great tips and clarity on that. It’s a fun, friendly read that I’d recommend to just about anyone.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Julieta Tobon

    Dude!!! This book has to be a fundamental reading for every single motion designer on the planet! Please, please, please, if you are one of us, read this right now and it’ll help you a lot with your freelance life, with the relationship that you have or that you’re building with your clients and overall to be a really confident motion designer! Love it!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ceindy

    This book had a lot of action steps but felt lengthy in some areas. It also gives a very full experience, from just getting started to how to be a Motion Design superstar, so it's definitely a great reference to keep around as you build your freelancing career. Overall, it's a great book with major points and was written in a really easy to read and friendly manner. This book had a lot of action steps but felt lengthy in some areas. It also gives a very full experience, from just getting started to how to be a Motion Design superstar, so it's definitely a great reference to keep around as you build your freelancing career. Overall, it's a great book with major points and was written in a really easy to read and friendly manner.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    Fantastic resource for anyone who freelances. Full of actionable insights on how to go about generating leads, building relationships and communicating with clients. Recommended for any freelancer, regardless of their field of work.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ilse

    A great book on freelancing as a motion designer, I’m sure I will grab this whenever I need a refresher on how to e-mail potential clients and get to the life I need, definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to go freelance!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Biminator

    บทแรก main idea เกี่ยวกับการเป็น freelance ก็จะเขียนซ้ำๆ หน่อย ไม่ค่อยมีอะไรถ้าใครอ่านหนังสือแนวนี้มาเยอะแล้ว แต่ส่วนหลังนี้แนะนำเลย Trick การหางานในรูปแบบต่างๆ แต่หนังสือเล่มนี้เขียนขึ้นมาสำหรับสาย Mograph designer โดยเฉพาะ

  12. 4 out of 5

    Zoë Soriano

    I recommend to any Motion Designer looking for a push to go freelance!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Muncy

    Very helpful information and helped me discover my "why" for wanting to change direction from an employee to a freelancer. Very helpful information and helped me discover my "why" for wanting to change direction from an employee to a freelancer.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Roxana

    Really good book. A step by step guide on how to get clients as a motion designer. A book about the business of working as a freelancer.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Saúl

    A must for motion designers.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Charles H

    Practical, helpful. A shockingly quick read for 300+ pages though. Big font.

  17. 5 out of 5

    JustGoscha

    Has a lot of practical tips and step-by-step guides to get you started acquiring clients and finding work.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marc

    Loved it. Learned a lot of great HAX.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Angelina

    Extremely helpful for freelancers!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Chris Jones

    Good to read a book aimed directly at my profession. Very informative with some great real life stories. Some of it aimed more to US market but overall still inspirational

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dillon Vance

    If you are a freelance creative in the commercial world read this book. You don't have to be in motion design to gain a lot from reading this book If you are a freelance creative in the commercial world read this book. You don't have to be in motion design to gain a lot from reading this book

  22. 4 out of 5

    Pingo Lito

    This is a great book! Its purpose is to encourage you to take the leap into the freelancing world giving you tips to succeed. After feeling a bit stuck with what to do next... this was the kind of book I needed to read. Just finished it and feel very motivated.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anjuna Harper

    Very useful. I should probably stop reading about how to work and actually do some work but this gives you a backbone of tools for when you're short on clients and how to write cold emails ect to get over the stage fright of putting yourself in front of people you've never met before. Hi. I exist. I make pictures. After getting out of art school the most dreaded question of "how do I actually approach companies" was answered in this book. This book was more useful than my 3rd year of art school. Very useful. I should probably stop reading about how to work and actually do some work but this gives you a backbone of tools for when you're short on clients and how to write cold emails ect to get over the stage fright of putting yourself in front of people you've never met before. Hi. I exist. I make pictures. After getting out of art school the most dreaded question of "how do I actually approach companies" was answered in this book. This book was more useful than my 3rd year of art school. Jes saying.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Gergana Gergova

    Brilliant and inspiring! So many useful insights about the industry that are otherwise only aquired through personal experience or word of mouth. It is a book worth checking out if you are interested in a motion design freelance career! The book is split into 5 phases, each very useful and different, tracking where you currently stand with your clients.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Renzo Novelli

    Game changer for Motion Designers, if you are one or want to become one just get it

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Barlin

  27. 5 out of 5

    kerel alaas

  28. 5 out of 5

    Steven Bottcher

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nicolas montana

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sara

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