About this event
October 8, 2021
Study Hall invites you to FRICTIONLESS STRATEGY, an introductory discussion about organizing your freelancing practice with Gabrielle Ione Hickmon, writer, brand strategist, and founder, Studio Ione.
Whether it’s billing and invoicing, scheduling meetings with a client, building a database, or conducting research, there are several ways to automate tasks and reduce the time you spend administering your business so you can have more time for deep work.
Hickmon will discuss the systems she uses to onboard her clients, how she organizes her various research interests to maximize efficiency, and perhaps most importantly, how she maintains a healthy boundary between her personal and professional lives.
The hour-long talk will end with a brief Q&A.
Hosted by Evan Kleekamp
GABRIELLE IONE HICKMON is a writer, researcher, and brand strategist. Her essays have appeared in The Baffler, Condé Nast Traveler, Literary Hub, and Zora Magazine, Bitch Magazine, and The Pudding. Studio Ione is her creative agency where she works with clients to develop, create, and implement frictionless strategies for their businesses.
STUDY HALL promotes community and collaboration in the media industry and publishes original reporting on digital media and entertainment. It was founded in 2015 in Brooklyn, New York, as a coworking space for freelance writers and over time has grown into an organization of over 7,000 subscribers.
RESEARCH PRACTICE is Study Hall’s Fall 2021 education series, which includes talks and workshops that focus on developing practical skills necessary for conducting independent media work, particularly emphasizing how freelancers can protect their time and labor while monetizing their intellectual property and its derivatives.