In this post, we chatted with Paulo Moura is a freelance photographer and designer who discovered his taste for design, animation, video and photography after moving to Scotland in 2005.
What are you working on and what do you love about it?
I am a photographer/designer. I do wedding photography and design consultancy.
I love that I am able to use my full abilities as a photographer in the corporate industry but also keep the creativity flowing by being involved in several other projects.
I try to find time to work on “tinkering” which means I learn a new skill constantly, from design to photography to woodworking and print, to electronics and interpersonal skills, meaning that I develop what I am really good at and improve everything else while doing so.
I feel like this way I can use my background knowledge that stems from over 15 years in design and creative industries.
Where do you interact with other freelancers in your industry or topic area?
At my coworking place, I am able to interact with freelancers, but this is not my first workplace, so over the years, I have built a network of contacts whom I have learned with and am able to collaborate to this day, by passing on work or simply exchanging knowledge.
What benefits have you and your business got from being in contact with other freelancers?
The networking has really been the most valuable so far, I have been fortunate to meet people that are equally interested in maintaining contact and swap resources when and as needed.
What is the one thing that is missing where you live that would support your freelance career?
I would like to see better access to mentoring, mentoring when it comes to unbiased advise for financial matters but also as a way to deal with daily struggles.