Perspectives on Freelance Design

Join our panel of experts to learn more about the benefits, business values, and pros/cons of operating as a freelancer or independent contractor in a highly competitive design industry. Whether you're just getting started or are wanting to learn some tips and tricks from some of the best in the biz, this event is for you! Sponsored by Vaco and in partnership with IxDA Cincinnati.


  • Hannah Schauer, Founder & User Experience Lead at Brand Theory
  • Mandy Lehman, Owner and Lead Creative of MANMAN Studios
  • John Gleason, Founder & President of A Better View
  • Scott Hoverman, Senior Manager, Product Design at Kroger


Admission is FREE for all attendees, but registration is required to attend! Space is limited.


Free parking available on-premise at Graphic Village

About Vaco:

Vaco is how organizations get the talent solutions they really need – whether it’s bringing in a team to solve a specific business challenge or finding their next team member. From comprehensive business consulting and talent solutions, to specialty practices that touch everything from healthcare IT to supply chain solutions, we’re with you all the way.

With Vaco, clients and candidates get a head start, a new perspective, and a real commitment. That’s why startups and Fortune 500 companies continue to rely on us year after year and how we’ve successfully placed more than 73k candidates and consultants. It’s also why we’ve been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine for the last 15 years.

About IxDA:

We are a local chapter of the Interaction Design Association. It is for individuals interested in sharing ideas in interaction design, user experience and digital design, to share their knowledge and new techniques across the Cincinnati community. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, want to expand your horizons, or network with others, we hope you can come collaborate with us!

About Graphic Village:

Graphic Village offers the broadest array of print, marketing and fulfillment capabilities in the Greater Cincinnati region – under one roof.

We are no longer just printers; we are problem solvers. Today’s Graphic Village is a multichannel marketing solutions provider, your full-service partner for strategy, creative, print management and execution. Everything you need is here in the Village.

Our talented and experienced staff can help you find a solution to your most challenging project or your most complex marketing need. We can help your company drive growth and achieve meaningful ROI. We can bring your brand alive.

When & Where
Wed, Oct 5, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Graphic Village
4440 Creek Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242