Julian New

Julian is a freelance marketing consultant, having worked previously at The Times and The Sunday Times before joining Kingsbridge group, and now Dinghy. Amongst other things he enjoys travel, photography and playing guitar and even sailed across the Atlantic before becoming one of the Dinghy crew.

How to start out as a freelance Graphic Designer

A picture paints a thousand words, as the old cliché goes. If you are visually and aesthetically inclined, there’s a good chance you’ve searched online for tips on how to become a graphic designer a few times before. In fact, that’s probably what got you here in the first place. If you’re just starting out as a freelance designer, you’ve

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Sound Engineer

How to become a sound engineer

Ever wanted to know how to become a sound engineer? Luckily for you, you’re in the right place! This blog will provide all (ok, most) of the information about sound engineering that you’ll ever need. So you can answer the question, what does a sound engineer do? From guidance on a sound engineer salary to tips on how to become

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The best business laptop for a freelancer

The best business laptop and laptop insurance for a freelance writer Where would we be without the computer, and the laptop more specifically? It has fundamentally altered the way we work, where we work, and what we work on. Sure, in ten years we might all be ruled over by a merciless AI master (and if you’re reading this in

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How to go freelance

Everything you always wanted to know about how to write an invoice, freelance contracts and estimates for a job (but were afraid to ask) There is something innately human about making a leap into unchartered territory. It’s in our nature to dream about the unfamiliar. But many of us don’t quite take that final step. It’s easy to be safe

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Dinghy has been nominated for an Insurance Times Award!

Dinghy named as a finalist for Excellence in Technology at the 2019 Insurance Times Awards. We are very pleased to announce that Dinghy have gained further traction this awards season courtesy of a nomination for ‘Excellence in Technology’ at the 2019 Insurance Times Awards! The honour marks a third commendation in quick succession for us following similar nods from the

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What freelancers will look like in 2020

The future is freelance. Or so they say. There has been an inexorable rise of self-employment since the turn of the Millenium with those who are solo self-employed, or freelance, representing the lions share of this growth. Here we take a look at freelancers and what this important group for the UK economy will look like as we head into

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The best camera (and camera insurance) of 2019 in the UK

We guide you through choosing the best camera of 2019, and the best camera insurance to protect the best camera for your needs. As a photographer, it goes without saying that your camera is probably one of the most valuable things you own. And we’re not just talking cold, hard cash. Your camera is your job and vice versa. For

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Dinghy named the most disruptive insurance business in the UK

The UK’s 50 most disruptive companies have been ranked by Disruption50, with Dinghy placed at 26th overall, beating all insurance businesses named on the list. At the recent Disruption Summit Europe – hosted in London on the 10th September – the final rankings for the top Disruption50 index 2019 were announced ranking the 50 most disruptive companies in the UK.

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Insuring Your Equipment

It makes sense to take care of your stuff. It’ll save you money. Things will last longer. You can put your hard-earned income towards something nice. It makes even more sense when the equipment you use is essentially your mobile office. When you’re freelancing, whether it’s from home or on site, you’ll almost certainly be using your own laptop, phone,

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