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Starting a Design Side Hustle with Scotty Russell

An interview with
Scotty Russell

Introduction

If you want to start your own design business the recommended approach for most is to start it as a side hustle whilst your 9-5 job brings in the money. But how do you make time around a full time job? and how do you reach your goals?

In this weeks episode Ian speaks to Scotty Russell, the founder of Perspective Collective, a business he built and run on the side of a full time job. We discover how he built his own personal brand, how he makes time with a family, goal setting and more.

Through Perspective Collective Scotty helps creatives find their gift, establish a side hustle and win the battle against their inner critic with a podcast, community and coaching.

Scotty Russell Interview Transcription

Ian Paget: I’ve been following you a while now, and recently found out that Perspective Collective was a side venture for you, although I now know that your situation just changed. What have you been doing full-time until now?

Scotty Russell: For the past five years, I’ve been working at a large corporation. I jumped into a web design role because I saw a need of it. Recently I’ve been a senior web designer, focusing in UI/UX world, for the day job, as well as I was the go-to guy for illustrations and any kind of branding logo design. It’s like the stuff that you’re passionate about and geek out over is the stuff I still do, too. I just don’t show it as much.

Recently, there was widespread budget cut, and our whole marketing department was eliminated. That put me in a weird situation, but as we work through it and I’m speaking to the future in just two weeks into it right now, which would be a month into it, it’s been pretty much the biggest blessing in disguise. Starting the new year, when I’m through my severance package, I’m going to be going full-time me.

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