After attending DIBI a few weeks ago, I felt like I wasn’t really ready for another design conference just yet. I love meeting like minded people, and watching great speakers, but at the end of the day it’s important not do to indulge in these at the expense of actual work.
I’ve attended Carsonified events in London before, and have always found them to be enjoyable. This year, however, I really felt like the company really went an extra mile. A wonderful venue, top speakers, and generally more thought and effort than in previous years lead to a fantastic few days.
I met countless passionate freelancers, many talented designers, and left feeling inspired from the general buzz of the event. Heading home, I really felt like I was leaving a bubble. It also re-inforced how many people have heard of Envato, in some form or another. Almost everyone reads a Tuts+ site, uses one of their Marketplaces, or has encountered AppStorm.
The whole experience hammered home how grateful I am to be working as a freelancer, and doing what I love. I’ve posted up a short article about this on A Better Freelancer, which I hope you’ll enjoy.