Meet New to Freelancing 2019 finalists!

We would like to introduce you to our 4 finalists who have successfully launched their freelance careers in 2 years or under - our winners will be announce on Thursday 13 June at our award ceremony in London


 @ Nisha Haq Photography

This year's finalists are:


Sean Muntaner, industrial and graphic designer

Sean is a freelance industrial and graphic designer based in London. Running under the name Palma Bay Creative, Sean helps businesses launch products and services to customers worldwide. After leaving his full-time job as a senior designer for Marks & Spencer to go freelance last year, Sean has gone on to design products, packaging, graphics, marketing collateral and branding for a variety of large and small businesses. Alongside M&S, his products can also be seen in the likes of the Disney Store, John Lewis, Debenhams and Target.

Sean was featured as ToyNews’ 30 under 30 most talented people to look out for in 2016 following his successful range of Star Wars Homewares & Toys which sold in Europe, the U.S and Australia. Now with close to 10 years in design, Sean uses his multi-disciplinary skills and experience of large brands to give an all-round service to his clients. For many of his customers, it’s like hiring one person and getting a team of designers instead.

Adam Pearson, research and evaluation consultant
Adam is a freelance research and evaluation consultant based in Lancashire. He worked in the public sector for the best part of a decade, heading up an in-house research agency for the last few years. But Adam always had the ambition to be self-employed and last year he went for it.He set up Pearson Insight last May to help public and cultural organisations find new insights through market research, evaluation and analysis. Adam has worked with a dozen clients over the last year on projects covering anything from customer insight and employee research to event evaluations and industry benchmarking.


 @ Nisha Haq Photography 


Salma Haidrani, journalist

Salma is a four-time award-winning freelance writer and journalist. She won ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ in October 2017 and ‘Best Feature’ in November 2016. Her work predominantly focuses on women’s rights, marginalised communities, contemporary faith, British identity and social issues for the likes of i-D, Vice, DAZED, Refinery29UK, Cosmopolitan, HUNGER, Time Out London and others. She is committed to shedding light on Britain’s invisible voices and providing a platform for the voices of invisible and under-represented communities.


@ Nisha Haq Photography


Tina Touli, Creative Graphic Designer

Tina is a creative director, graphic communication designer, maker, speaker and educator. She currently works as a freelance multidisciplinary designer and teaches at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She works in a great variety of design fields, including print and digital design, with different clients, such as Adobe, Dell, Tate, Converse, University of the Arts London, Kappa, Athens Digital Arts Festival and Movement Festival.

She had the honor to be selected by Print Magazine as one of the 15 best young designers in the world, aged under 30 (2017). Her work has been featured in Adobe Create Magazine, Digital Arts Magazine and Creative Review blog among others and design publications such as “Design{h}ers” by Viction:ary. She has been invited to present her work in various events and conferences all over the world, as for example at the Adobe Live Stream and the Connect London.


 @ Nisha Haq Photography

You have the opportunity to join us at the Freelancer Awards Ceremony on the 13th of June, aswell as our conference a week later - National Freelancers Day, with our Premium Ticket package.  


Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

The Hire Space Awards celebrate the very best of the events industry by recognising and rewarding hard working, innovative and forward-thinking venues and event organisers from across the UK. 

Big thank you to our headline sponsor

AON logo 500x300.png

Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London, SW1H 0DX

Tel: +44 (0)20 8897 9970

  • White Facebook Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • White Instagram Icon