Freelancing can be stressful. There are multiple clients, jobs, invoices, expenses, deadlines, schedule clashes. There's a lot to think about beyond just doing the actual work. To cope with this, I use an app called Cushion to help me maintain my sanity. It allows me to input all my clients, projects, timeframes and revenue, and helps me to forecast when I'm going to be busy and when I can take on extra work.
I've been using them for about 18 months now, I joined when it was still in beta stage. It's been really cool seeing the platform grow from something quite simple to something that's now really robust with lots of new features, and most of those features have come from feedback from their clients. It's a freelancing tool built by freelancers for freelancers.
Recently, the lovely people at Cushion wanted to get to know their freelancers a bit more, so embarked upon a series of interviews, including asking me about the trials and tribulations of being a freelance designer. They made me sound a lot more eloquent than I am in real life, for I'm very grateful. But more importantly, they’ve also immortalised me as an emoji 🙅.
You can read the full interview here