Why These Former W+K Creatives Launched an Educational Program for Freelancers

The Mt. Freelance video course covers everything from building a website to charging the right amount

Andrew Dickson and Aaron James, Mt. Freelance founders
Andrew Dickson and Aaron James, Mt. Freelance founders Mt. Freelance

Andrew Dickson and Aaron James, two former Wieden + Kennedy creatives, have managed to carve out successful freelance careers. Dickson, a performance artist by trade, spent eight years at the Portland agency in various capacities, most notably as a copywriter and director of WK12, its unique ad school. For his part, James had two stints as a freelance art director at W+K working on Heineken, American Express, Nike and Dodge.

@zanger doug.zanger@adweek.com Doug Zanger is a senior editor, agencies at Adweek, focusing on creativity and agencies.