Portland Creatives Launch Online Course - Mt. Freelance 

Former W+K creatives designed the course to help freelancers freelance better. 
Mt. Freelance is a 35 video course designed to help freelancers get the work they want, charge what they’re worth, and work for clients in ways that ensure they get hired again and again. The new online course can be accessed immediately at
“Freelancing can be stressful. We created Mt. Freelance to share all the tips and tricks we’ve learned freelancing.” explains co-founder and instructor Aaron James. 
“It’s all the stuff we wish we knew when we started freelancing,” adds fellow founder and instructor Andrew Dickson.

Press inquiries

Members of the media are invited to contact us for questions, quotes, freelance advice or a free code to the take the course.

Contact: [email protected]

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About the Mt. Freelance Online Course

Mt. Freelance covers every aspect of freelancing, from networking and self-promotion, to how and why to charge lots of money for your services, to best practices in regards to client work, as well how to treat your career like a business instead of a job or phase of your career. 
Members are also invited to a private Facebook group where they can ask questions and share advice.
The 35 videos are hosted by Aaron and Andrew and range from three to eight minutes each. They are organized into four different course levels: 
Getting Ready to Do It helps freelancers get the work they want.
Doing It For The Money (pictured here) helps freelancers charge what they are worth.
Doing It helps freelancers work so they get hired again and again. 
Remember To Do This Stuff Too helps freelancers maintain and grow their freelance business.

Meet Mt. Freelance

Andrew Dickson

Andrew Dickson is a copywriter and creative consultant who’s written Old Spice ads, came up with the 7 Wonders of Oregon and was a director of the WK12 experimental ad school. He’s also hosts storytelling shows for the Moth and is an semi-professional auctioneer. He’s been freelancing since leaving a 7 year stint at Wieden+Kennedy Portland in 2014.

direct email: [email protected]

Fun facts: Andrew was on the Geraldo Rivera Show in high school and only rents vacation homes with hot tubs. 

Aaron James

Aaron James is an art director that has had the pleasure of freelancing for W+K, CPB+, Kamp Grizzly, TBWA Chiat Day, Publicis, AKQA, Ogilvy, BBDO and others. He’s recently created digital projects and films for Adidas, Patagonia, TOMS and Nike. He is co-owner of a soccer magazine called Howler and an instructional baseball coaching site called The Hitting Vault.

direct email: [email protected]

Fun facts: Aaron once starred on Portlandia and played baseball one summer in the country of Curaçao. 

Mt. Freelance High-Res Photography

DOWNLOADABLE (Photo credit: Ben Sellon)

ACME, Afterall, AKQA, Adidas, American Express, American Express OPEN, Anomaly, Apple, Atmosphere Proximity, BBDO Chicago, BBDO Shanghai, BBDO Toronto, CPB+ LA, Caldera, Camp + King,, Champion, Chrysler, City of Seaside, Coca-Cola, Converse, Coors, Danner Boots, Dodge, Dropbox, Eastern Oregon, ElliQ, Energizer, Evolve, Facebook, Farm League, 

Feast Food Festival, Ford, Gap, Gillette, Goldfront, Google, Grant’s Pass, Grey, Harley Davidson, Heineken, Helix, Howler Magazine, HubSF, IKEA, Imago Dei Community, Instrument, Intel, Kamp Grizzly, Linkedin, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Dolphins, New Seasons, Nike, Old Spice, Olympia Provisions, Opinionated, Oregon Coast Visitor’s Association, Oregon Public Broadcast, Patagonia,

People Footwear, Proctor and Gamble, Publicis, Raen Optics, Riney, Roku, Salt & Straw, Samsung, Sea Shepherd, Simple, Skylab Architecture, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Starbucks, TOMS, T-Mobile, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Target, The Moth, Travel Oregon, Travel Portland, UNICEF, Union Wine in a Can, United Nations Council on Climate Change, West, Wieden+Kennedy, Ziba

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