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About Dave Smyth


I’m Dave, an independent web designer from London.

In January 2019, I launched Work Notes, is a collection of articles and resources based on my experiences of freelancing. I’ve been self-employed for ten years and I created the site to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.

Freelancing is on the rise and it’s a tough existence. By sharing our collective experiences of self-employment, we can help to improve the working lives of all independent workers.

Apart from the website, Work Notes has a newsletterMedium publication and online community with over 200 members. I wanted to create something that was accessible to all: no ties to Facebook, Twitter, Slack or LinkedIn, and no selling of  user data.

I’d like to keep the community and Work Notes as free and open as possible, but they take time to run and have direct costs associated with them. Supporting these projects through Patreon helps keep the community running free ad-free and maintain its independence.

If you feel that Work Notes and the community are valuable to you, and you have the means to do so, it would be amazing if you could support these projects.
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