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RELEASE DATE: June 17, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 110

Bob Smith

Freelance Designer & the Godfather of Nike Sportswear

In our tenth episode we sit down with the one and only Bob Smith, a designer who tells stories through apparel design. He shares how he came up with idea of a Nike Pendleton collaboration, where his own brand Ore-Cal comes from, and how he convinced Nike to stop exclusively focusing on performance and create what would eventually become Nike Sportswear. 

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34 Min

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RELEASE DATE: June 10, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 109

Arlo Rosner

Freelance Producer & Entrepreneur
In our ninth episode we sit down with cinematographer turned commercial producer Arlo Rosner who talks about how freelance allows him to create not just side projects, but entire side businesses like the restaurant Superiority Burger in New York City. 
 

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32 Min

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RELEASE DATE: June 3, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 108

Ayanna Berkshire

Film / TV / Theatre / Voice Actress

Our eighth episode features an interview with actor Ayanna Berkshire whose career has spanned big budget movies, not so big budget movies, television, theater and commercial work. In our interview she offers insight into her craft and tons of advice that freelancers can apply to their path no matter their creative career. 

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38 Min

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RELEASE DATE: May 27, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 107

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Illustrator & Educator
Kate Bingaman-Burt. Where to start? Kate is an illustrator, designer, artist, zine-maker, teacher and educator. She is a full-time professor at Portland State teaching design but also has a thriving freelance illustration career that spans books, editorial, commercial and even museums. And she manages to run her studio workshop space Outlet too. Hear how she does it and get inspired to make and do more creatively. 

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35 Min

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RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 106

David Cress

TV & Film Producer

David Cress started his own production company and went on to produce films for Gus Van Sant and shows like Portlandia, Shrill and Documentary Now. And he’s done it all far from Hollywood here in Portland, Oregon. In our sixth episode he shares his story and his philosophy on how he’s put the work before the money, sought out people doing meaningful projects and found ways to be invaluable to them. 

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39 Min

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RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 105

Kathy Hepinstall

Freelance Writer & Novelist
Kathy Hepinstall is one of the most sought after freelance copywriters and creative directors in advertising and has also published 8 novels. In our fifth episode she speaks to her career paths, the importance of mentorship and community, and how freelancers have the opportunity to charge for our value instead of our time. Oh, and she also explains why she wants to key the car of whoever coined the term “writer’s block.” A must-listen for anyone who writes copy, books or emails.

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35 Min

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RELEASE DATE: May 6, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 104

Aaron Ruell

Commercial / Film Director

Aaron Ruell always wanted to be a filmmaker, but he got sidetracked when a friend asked him to play “Kip” in a little film called Napoleon Dynamite. Now a celebrated commercial director and photographer Aaron will share his thoughts on filmmaking, the challenges of being a dedicated parent during Covid and how he intentionally blew his chance of starring in the Transformer franchise.

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38 Min

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RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 103

Sue Kim

Freelance Director & Producer

Sue Kim has worked agency and client side as every kind of producer you can imagine, but became a director after her son introduced her to the world of competitive Rubik’s Cube. She’ll share how she worked with Netflix to make “The Speed Cubers,” how to get hired as a freelancer and more. 

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42 Min

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RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 102

Marcus Smith

Commercial Photographer

Marcus Smith shares his incredible "How I got started as a photographer" story with Aaron & Andrew. He has gone on to shoot superstars like Serena Williams, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant’s end-of-an-era retirement campaign for Nike.  

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31 Min

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RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 101

Lisa Prince

Strategist & Founder, School of Ideas

Lisa Prince spent 10 years at Wieden+Kennedy rising to Global Group Strategy Director before she left to “do nothing” for a year and find purpose. She found it creating the School of Ideas and will share how her freelance career took off when she created her own business.

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42 Min

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RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2021

Mt. Freelance Podcast - Episode 100

Podcast Overview

Welcome to the Mt. Freelance Podcast

Freelancing is hard, but at the same time totally rewarding if you can figure out how to make it work for you. We have invited 12 guests to join us for season one to tell their story and give practical advice on how they navigate the freelance world successfully!

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