Member spotlight: Gareth Eastwood
At Workplace, we value the diversity of our members and the networking opportunities that come along with this. Being home to 61 different companies means that at any one point, you can seek assistance from data specialists, develop a new brand identity with marketing agencies or even take part in some lunch time exercise.
In developing our co-working offering, we have recently opened our doors (or should we say dedicated desks) to graphic designer, turned Freelancer, Gareth Eastwood. When he’s not spreading joy with his greeting card designs, Gareth can be found honing his typography skills and taking on new projects.
Describe your business in fewer than 15 words
I’m a Freelance graphic designer specialising in artworking, vector design & typography.
What inspired you to start/join your company?
I wanted to be my own boss, pursue my own passions in graphic design, and work with a range of clients from all over the UK, and abroad.
What’s the best thing about being your own boss?
I can manage myself in terms of workload and schedule, I can focus on the task at hand and make my own decisions about which jobs to take.
Where’s your favourite place for lunch?
It has to be Turtle Bay. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the pineapple and coconut ice cream dessert.
What’s your favourite business app, tool or website?
Based on recent experience I would have to say www.UpWork.com. This is a site designed for people and businesses who need anything from a new logo, to a brand new corporate identity designing. You can pitch yourself as a designer, offer a price and bid for the job.
Tell us your best joke?
Give me a shout if you need any help building an ark… Noah guy.
What’s the one thing people should come to you for advice about?
I can offer advice if someone is interested in buying a MacBook. I’m no expert but it’s something people come to me about all the time, so there must be something about me that says I’ve got some knowledge on the subject. I’m also a podcaster in my spare time, so anything to do with sound recording, editing and online broadcasting on a budget. (I know it only says one thing… but the two actually come hand in hand)
How can people learn more about what you’re doing?
The best way to keep up to date with my work is by heading over to my website.
But you can also check me out on LinkedIn, or drop me a follow on Instagram.