An Irish woman is trying to make a difference in the digital world, while another is taking a break from her job to travel the world.
In both cases, the women have been doing the same thing for years.
They want to be able to work in different countries and still get paid.
So how do they do it?
The woman is Caitlin Dínabháin, an artist and illustrator based in Dublin who has worked in a variety of digital media and creative industries.
She has been freelancing for over 10 years and has been travelling the world since 2009, when she was 18.
The first job she took was at the National Library of Ireland, in Dublin.
“It was an exciting, rewarding time for me,” she said.
“My first job was in a library, and it was my first time in a new place.
It was a new job that I wanted to learn and do.
I started my job at the library, which was fantastic, and I worked my way up from there.”
I got the chance to work at the NLL in Cork, and then the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, which I love and I’m really passionate about.
“There’s a lot of opportunities for me in different places, and when I started working in digital, I saw how I could be a part of that.”
When I went back to the Nll in Cork in the summer of 2014, I realised how much I loved it there.
It’s one of my favourite places, a place that I could live.
“Then in Dublin I realised that I had so much freedom, I could go anywhere and have a great time.”
The experience was really special, and the staff were really welcoming.
It just gave me the energy to continue to go.
“Her next job was at a digital company called Soren, which she started in 2009.”
Soren is based in London, but they are based in Ireland,” she explained.”
At Soren we work on projects and we do a lot in Ireland, but we’re also based in the US.
“Our company is based on the idea that we should be creating digital content for our audiences in different ways.
It has a digital culture, so it’s more of a digital space.”
We use a lot more data in the production of content, and that makes it a great place to do a little bit of experimentation.
“In the UK, we do our own content, but I really like the Irish culture, and Ireland has a lot to offer.
It makes us feel very connected to our community and the country we live in.”
For the woman, the process of starting her own company was not a simple one.
She had to get a licence to do things, and she had to find a way to connect to her team.
“Working in digital is really different to being a full-time professional in any other field,” she continued.
“People ask me, ‘What do you do in your free time?’ and I say, ‘Well, I do freelance writing, and online photography and a lot online writing’.”
It’s not that I don’t want to work full-on, but the time I have is really important to me.
I work for free, but if I’m lucky enough to get the opportunity to work for a client, I can get paid a little more.
“It took time, but Caitlin found her footing and was able to make her first real impact.”
If I have time, I love to do digital, but it’s hard to put into words what it’s like,” she shared.”
Digital has made me a better writer, but at the same time it’s made me appreciate how much the digital environment has helped me to work on my own.
“So I decided to go back to Ireland and find a job.
It took a while, but when I did, it was a dream come true.”
The next step for Caitlin was to move to the United States, where she worked as an illustrator for a year before finding her first full-year job as a freelance writer at a company called Wistia.
“One of the main things about freelance writing is that it’s not something that you’re always looking for,” she revealed.
“You have to be open to the idea of working on something for a living.”
That means being able to do your own thing, and also not wanting to have a team.
The whole idea of being independent is something that’s very important to my brain, because it allows me to do what I want.
“After six months in the United State, Caitlin returned to Ireland, to find out how to become a digital artist in the country.”
As an illustrators, I had to make sure that I was doing something in my free time that I love, and to do that, I needed to find work.
“To get a job in digital it is so important, because the world