Salon: The Business Side of Freelancing

Join AIGA DC and Heather Cox in a member’s only Salon to discuss strategies for success as a freelance designers.


This event is at capacity and registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

Becoming your own boss is enticing — you can set your own hours, work in spaces that inspire you, choose your own clients, and most importantly, spend your days doing the work that you love. Seems simple enough, right?

Whether you’re thinking about going out on your own or you have already made the leap to freelancing, there is a lot to consider — from choosing a company name, to differentiating yourself in a competitive market, to getting paid what you’re worth — there is always a lot to learn when you launch a new business.

Join AIGA DC and Heather Cox of MillerCox Design, in a members-only Salon to discuss strategies for success as a freelance designers. Bring your experiences and questions to share with the group.

Registration for this event is required, and will open at noon on Wednesday, March 12. AIGA DC Salons are free, intimate roundtable discussions limited to 12 AIGA members only. Want to enjoy this member benefit? Check out AIGA’s new membership structure and join today.

Please plan to arrive at Teaism around 7:30 AM to allow time to purchase food and refreshments and chat with other attendees. We will start promptly at 8:00 AM.

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Heather_portrait_400x400About Heather Cox
Heather struck out on her own in 1997 — after ten years of working at design studios and nonprofits as a print designer. She wanted more variety to her work, more flexibility in her schedule, and a higher take home pay. Seventeen years later she has a solid client base, a strong team, and a full set of processes that keep everything running smoothly. She and her team provide design service to non profits, and she believes that great design helps mission-driven organizations to achieve their mission and to attract more support.

She lives in Kensington Maryland with her husband and daughter and enjoys spending time cooking, traveling, visiting museums and hiking through the woods.

When & Where
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
400 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004