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Panel & Networking: Freelance Life

Hear from a panel featuring some of Geelong's most trailblazing and sought after freelancers who will share insights into their experience of the freelance life - the highs and the lows. With personal stories you can relate to, panelists will share tips, words of wisdom, and how they’ve overcome challenges: from finding work to finding time for fun. 

You may be a freelancer, but it doesn’t make you a freeloner. Come and meet great people, and grow your support network with people that get it. 

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Stefani Driscoll
Freelance photographer & co-founder Ivory Tribe
Instagram: @stefanidriscollphotography
With a background in advertising, marketing and media, Stef has managed multiple businesses from their infancy into the success stories they are today.

Amanda Sherring & Caitlin Haddad
Founders, The Mainspring
Instagram: @the_mainspring
Working together at local music, arts and culture magazine, Forte, Amanda and Caitlin dreamt of creating an online platform that would focus solely on celebrating the entrepreneurs and small businesses that Geelong and the region had to offer. A year later and the concept became a reality with the launch of the site, The Mainspring. 

Luke Outerbridge
Founder, Proxy Design
Instagram: @proxyluke

Luke was freelancing his creative services under the Proxy Design name as well as working locally as a bartender and waiter until August 2103 when he bit the bullet and left the hospitality industry to completely focus on the creative industry. Luke specialises in Graphic Design and Web Development, with a portfolio including International surf and skate brands, automotive, hospitality, events, supermarket products and a broad range of other businesses. Proxy Design was also chosen to be the Web Development Partner for the Regional Design Awards in 2014. Luke is also a committee member for the Geelong Young Professionals.


Samantha Krajina
Founder Geelong Women in Business 

Samantha Krajina is a wife, mother of two and serial entrepreneur having founded and invested into a number of businesses, but is most recognised for her work in and the founding of Geelong Women in Business.


$10 (+gst & bf) includes a drink and some light nibbles

Whether you're a seasoned freelancer, new to the lifestyle or dreaming of leaving your 9-5: the evening will have you walking away feeling inspired and supported to take the next leap.

Have a question that you'd like asked? We'd love to hear it in the comments below!