Freelance Expert Interview
- Scientific Design / Communication
- 15-year experience
- 5 years as a freelancer
Could you explain us your background & where you coming from ?
I have both scientific and marketing background, I come from France, my parents are both HCPs, and I’ve always be interested by working in medical industry area.
Could you please let us know more about your expertise, your day-to-day activity as a freelancer in this expertise ?
I work as a graphic designer to create promotional and technical documentation ; I use InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to create printable and digital visual supports (flyers, catalogs, posters roll-up…).
Why did you decide to become a freelancer ?
In 2017, the company where I worked decided to close their office in south of France, so a I wanted to continue working for medical companies, I decided to create my own activity in graphic design and communication strategy.
What are the pros & cons being a freelancer ?
Pros : I can organize myself as I want, I can take care of my family when needed, I work for myself and not for a boss 😊, I can choose my clients, I’m free to work the way I want. Cons : mostly financial precarity, have to find several customers any time.
What would you say to someone hesitating becoming a healthcare industry freelancer ?
In France specifically, it’s really easy to create our own business, and as a freelance, you don’t have much expenditures, and you can have access to financial help.
What is your feeling around healthcare Clients openness to freelancers ?
Most companies prefer to have employees than freelancers.
What do you think about initiative like pharmatch.co ?
I think it’s a good idea, as for me it’s important to be specialized as a graphic designer.
- How do you see freelancing in healthcare industry in the near future ?
Hope it will grow, as it grows in many areas.
- Any other points you want to share with the healthcare industry community ?
I think communication is an important part for an healthcare company, specifically because of the restraining rules in some countries (as France).