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Kent Collective March 2017: Freelance Digital Nomads
Wed, March 29, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM BST
As the world becomes more digitally connected and access to online tools becomes easier, it means more people are choosing to work freelance and have the flexibility to work pretty much anywhere so long as it has an internet connection. This is resulting in the rise of a new type of employee: The Freelance Digital Nomad. So whether it is Bali or Bolton, Thailand or Tenterden, as long as you have a good internet connection and a laptop, you can be part of this growing community breaking the rules of traditional work. Our speakers are part of this new way of working and will share their stories to give you some inspiration on how to get there too. This month's speakers are:
Lorna Morris, Freelance Graphic Designer
Our very own Lorna is a freelance graphic designer who dislikes the weather of February but does like to travel. By taking her work on the road to sunnier climes Lorna has encountered a community dubbed ‘Digital Nomads’ and realised that she falls into the part-time category of this new way of working. But do you need to be abroad to be a Digital Nomad? And what are the tools of the trade? Come along and find out!
Bogdan Alexe, MD & Producer at Corralex Media
Bogdan is a man of many talents – He is a radio presenter, producer & also runs Corralex Media, a small company that creates culture and lifestyle films. Bogdan started his career in the media industry through modelling and acting, but soon found a passion working behind the camera. Bogdan will share his story about how he followed his interests, was able to embrace the new ways of working offered by technology and ultimately run his own freelance business that gives him the ability to work on what he wants, when he wants, where he wants.
The event runs from 6:30 - 8.00pm, with free tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout. We run the Kent Collective like a mini TEDx talk but with a social twist, giving plenty of opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss the topic with each other both before and after the talks.