Adele Mildebrandt

My Desk To Yours

Moving out of Sydney, to the far south coast of NSW, I needed to find something to keep me occupied and provide an income. Combining a passion for desktop publishing with over 20 years’ experience in executive, administrative, and office support, My Desk To Yours was born.

Working with my clients, I develop creative material to support their digital, social, and print media requirements. This includes business cards, newsletters, reports, marketing collateral, templates, social media tiles & videos, and presentations. I also create and update basic websites.

I am a little pedantic when it comes to spelling and grammar, so I also offer proofreading services to check spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting.

Photography is a hobby, and I’m currently upskilling to provide restaurant photography as a service to my clients.

my core skills

Desktop publishing

Social media tiles & videos

Document design & formatting

Proofreading

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

It was such a huge buzz seeing my first piece of freelance design work out in the real world!

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

I’m an early bird so I try to go for a walk along the beach first thing, and maybe a swim if it’s warm enough. This is always followed by coffee. Then my day could include anything from working on projects to admin tasks to keeping up to date with clients & peers on social media. Whilst I mainly work from home, I do occasionally catch up with local clients face-to-face.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

A sometimes messy, sometimes neat, home office with music playing softly in the background.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

I’m reliable, easygoing, meticulous, and a little pedantic. I’m passionate about what I do, and will put my heart and soul into your business when I can see that you are truly passionate about what you do.

What are the tools of your trade?

iMac, Macbook Air, iPad, iPhone (notice a trend here?), Apple & Microsoft applications, Adobe Creative Cloud, Acorn Image Editor, the list goes on . . .

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

Absolutely! Where appropriate, I might outsource a piece of work when I don’t have the skills or capacity. I also rely on my network of peers and friends for knowledge and advice so that I can provide the best result for my clients.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Learning when and how to say no. Not every job or client will be the right fit and that’s okay!

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