Freelancers weekly digest w/e 12th Oct

Weekly Digest

We haven’t had a weekly digest in a few weeks now. The blame lies squarely on my shoulders – I’ve been on holiday! Now I’ve returned refreshed and full of content-devouring zeal. Grab a cup of coffee and have a read of this week’s selection.

Must-watch documentaries

It’s presented as an annoying linkbait slideshow, but there are a couple of gems in this selection for the budding businessperson

Dear John

A brilliantly moronic email from a client to a freelancer chasing payment. Kudos to the freelancer in question for publishing it!


Amusing piece from eConsultancy featuring some spectacular QR code placement cock-ups.

Shooting Charlie Brooker

Great piece from freelance photographer Chris Floyd on shooting the new covers for Charlie Brooker’s books.

Where the tech women at?

Thought-provoking piece from Jemima Kiss in the Guardian on the dearth of females working in the tech sector.

Best creative brief ever

Honestly, it’s fairly unsurprising that the finest creative brief ever written was from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol.

Tube name game

Annoyingly this is a bit of advertising for CBS, but it’s still a fun game to play. How many tube stations can you see in the picture?

Photo by redjar