Be your own boss
We met two people who work as freelancers, to get them to tell us about their typical work day. An architect and a pharmaceutical consultant live in a world where they are their own bosses. Ready to free your style?
Luca, pharmaceutical consultant
The day starts whenever you like
In comparison to a nine-to-five job, your day is pretty flexible when you’re your own boss. It’s morning, start with breakfast.
8 am - Breakfast at the coffee place and emails
Before starting with appointments, Luca walks Blu, his dog, from home to the Tortona district for a coffee at BASE, Milan.
8.30 am - An espresso to the studio
Before going to the studio to read emails, Luca stops for a coffee at the bar on the corner ― Posta of Milan ― to have an espresso and flick through magazines.
The freelancer at work
It’s rare to have days that seem anything like each other. A freelancer is free to either work in his own space or seek shared spaces for co-working and sharing ideas.
The consultant finds his own spaces
Luca is often moving to meet doctors. Sometimes, instead, he only needs a cozy place to work with his laptop.
The architect in his own studio
If going to a construction site isn’t necessary, Luca is focused in his own studio where he researches and designs new projects.
Chill is what you need
After a long day at work, movement helps to get the creativity flowing. Because discovering the city or trying a drink at a bar is exactly what the freelancer life is all about.
6.30 pm - Bicycle, Spritz, and friends
Luca loves riding his bicycle when getting around Milan. He’s meeting with a few friends after work. Al Cortile for a cocktail and hang out.
7 pm - Board, exhibition, and aperitivo
When the weather is good, Luca gets outside his studio, takes his skateboard and goes to see an exhibition at Triennale in Milan. Nothing frees the mind quite like art and design.
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