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Designer and freelance illustrator Ellen Porteus found strength and career success in going it alone and being her own boss. She talks about how keeping a positive mindset in difficult situations helped her develop the resilience to take on the toughest challenges.
September 26, 2018
The XYZed has scoured the internet for the most popular questions asked by self-starters - and now we’re answering them. We spoke with social media expert Chrissie Malloch, a strategist at Australian creative agency The Royals (who are also RedZed’s creative agency), about how social media marketing can work for you.
August 13, 2018
Attendees of our inaugural RedZed Brand of Sisters event left feeling empowered to grow their brand, their way. Jess Hatzis from Frank Body spoke about the challenges and successes of growing from scratch, and designer Ellen Porteus’ tale of going solo six months into her design career was equally inspiring.
August 7, 2018
So, you’ve put in the hard yards. And not without effort your business is starting to grow. But what do you do now? There are plenty of guides out there to get you thinking about your own self-starter journey, but it’s important to have an idea of what to expect along the way.
July 13, 2018
Mentors, mates, mistakes - business lessons for self-starters can come from a range of sources. And podcasts are a perfect learning tool to build into your routine, your downtime and your commute.
July 13, 2018
Having started Frank Body with zero dollars, Jess Hatzis and her fellow founders were doing it all. They made the signature coffee body scrub by hand in a warehouse after they knocked off from their 9-to-5s, built an ‘average website’ and shipped their products via Australia Post.
June 27, 2018
Designer Ellen Porteus is a straight talker. She’s the first to tell you that. Five months into her first in-house design job after finishing her study at Sydney’s UTS, she was restless. She decided to go out on her own.
June 25, 2018
RedZed partnered with OneRoof to host Brand of Sisters, a free event featuring guest speakers Jess Hatzis, Ellen Porteus and a gallery of their work.
June 18, 2018