“ To us, community is, and will always be, a massive part of YunoJuno's DNA. We started as a small group of like-minded people looking to create a new way of working and that small group has now grown into a global community hell-bent on making freelance work. ”
Shib Mathew - CEO and Founder, YunoJuno
Life as a freelancer
Take a minute, sit back and meet Philipa, Ben and Sarah from the YunoJuno freelance community. Hear first-hand how they got into it, some of the things they've learned and what they like about being a freelancer.
Sharon Jennings, Developer
"I build rock-solid html emails that work across all of the major email clients. I have a focus on accessibility, allowing easier reading by people with visual impairments or dyslexia, who may use screen-readers."
"Hello! My name is Jeanine and I am a Graphic Designer. I’m Italian-South African (from South Africa) and moved to London 2 years ago. Freelancing was fantastic in SA but I needed to be challenged. London is that for me."
"I studied HCI at undergraduate level and like to apply cognitive psychology to design. I experienced a former life as a programmer, so I understand how to bridge the gap between design and development."
"I'm a creative, versatile and highly visual senior copywriter with eight years' experience – agencies, client-side and journalism. I’m happiest in agency-land, because I love the fast pace, creativity and variety."
"Love the challenge of running hard hitting consumer campaigns for high profile clients. Longstanding experience managing events - from smaller to larger scale. A team motivator - I've led teams of varying sizes to great effect."
"Digitally focused individual with experience working with digital teams in the UK and abroad. Enjoys accepting direct personal challenges, especially in areas that require the flexibility of approach and working against target timescales."
"I've been doing this off my own back for 7 years now, and it doesn't stress me anymore. I don't get flustered, I can work quickly if needs be, but most of all I love what I do. Cookies available upon request. Otherwise, what's the point of tea?"
"I spent 4 years as a professional Project Engineer, during which I spent every bit of spare time learning to code. After leading a technology implementation project at Shell and making various web sites / apps in my spare time, I discovered a new passion."
"I didn't know how to start looking for a job. But I quit my job, I went on a long holiday to disconnect and when I came back to London, I registered on YunoJuno and a week later I was working. I wish I had done it before!"
"I love building apps that do clever things and work hard to do them properly. It's easy to take shortcuts but the best results are well thought out. With the right team and budget, I believe that anything is achievable."
"I’ve been recognized at award shows such as Campaign, Clio Young Creative Competition, AWARD, featured in Luerzers Archive magazine and in 2015 & 2016 I was a finalist for Yuno Juno Freelancer of The Year."
"I'm loving the new found freedom that comes with freelance life, meeting new people, having a peek around new agencies, being in complete control of my own destiny (<- that sounds very dramatic, but true)."
"When I was little, I wanted to be a courtroom sketch artist. Back then, I thought it was the only way to make a decent living and have fun being arty. “Advertising” and “Art Director” wasn’t in my vocabulary until my careers master suggested it."