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Hello! I’m Damian, freelance Marketer and Web Designer from Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Keep scrolling to learn more about myself and the people I work with.
Let’s keep this short, I know you’re too busy to read my auto biography. I work in online marketing since 2013, as I got myself a job during my Master in Advertising. In 2015 I got the courage to go on my own, with the initial (and failed) goal of creating an agency. My first client was my employer BIG STORE (big thanks to all the awesome people there) and we still work together to this day.
Since then, my agency plans changed as I realised that I was more interested in freelancing than into running a team of in-house specialists. Also, I hate the routine of going back and forth from an office every day.
About the people I work with
Even if I don’t have employees, I do require certain skills I do not have for certain projects. The solution was simple: I found awesome partners. Most of them are freelancers like me, but with different skills or, sometimes, with more time on their hands. Some of them know Photoshop better, others find their way around coding much easier than me, some are also marketers that help me with my deadlines.
Nonetheless, they are all awesome professionals and we work great together. You can think of us as an agency, if you want, except we all work remote and each of us has his or her own business to run.
Do you work alone or in a team?
I am a freelancer since 2015 and I do enjoy working alone, but for most of my projects I work with other professionals to get things done. Your contract is with me and I assume responsibility for the project and its performances, but it’s not just a one man show over here (if that makes any difference to you).
What do you focus on, marketing or web design?
It’s 70/30 right now, but I am trying to make it 50/50 in the next year or so. I started as a marketer, but I got tired of always having to ask web designers for different things, so I learned Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress, CSS and HTML to get things done on my own. After that, designing websites just came as a natural step to take.
Why should I choose you instead of an agency?
My team and I do function as an agency, actually, except there are no bosses and no employees around. We are all freelancers who enjoy working together and we treat every project with extreme care because we know it can bring us more business if we do a good job. Also, the relationship it’s much more personal than what you get with a classic agency.
Will I pay less if you're a freelancer, not an agency?
Maybe in some cases, but don’t count on it. Let’s have a chat first and give me a chance to learn about your project and about the things you try to achieve with it. Every project is different because it requires specific skills, a certain period of time and other factors to account for in creating an offer. Reach out to me and share more information, if you want to.