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SXSW 2019

Making Side Projects That Won't Burn You Out

All the designers, creative people and startup founders know it: Side projects are very uplifting and rewarding when they succeed, but a shameful secret when they don't come true.
In fact, only very few of side projects succeed. The main reason is that they remain low in our priorities: after work-that-pays-rent, family&friends quality time and… life.
What if we could share with you a process and key habits that help you carry out your side projects until reaching success: How to keep motivated, focused and organised? How to overcome the feeling of loneliness and the numerous doubts? How to resist the urge of jumping from one project to another? How to stay connected to your initial vision and keep faith in your capabilities?

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  1. Understand the life cycle of a side project to better control the doubts and negative feelings.
  2. Based on real cases, learn the pitfalls encountered on different side projects and how to avoid them.
  3. We will share with you the tools and methodologies that help to keep a side project on track, from beginning to success.



Karim Maaloul, Creative Director, Epic Agency

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Design
  • Level: Beginner
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