The Art of Freeranging

With: James Byford

Date: Tuesday 12 July 2011
Time: 1pm-4.30pm
Venue: University of Portsmouth Library (PO1 2ST)
Tickets: £20

Would you like to build a dynamic and diverse career that is as rewarding creatively as it is professionally?
Do you ever feel that you’re being pulled in one direction, when you know you should be working in another? Or are you being pulled in too many directions all at once and wondering why you’re stuck in the same old rut?
If so, why not become a Freeranger?

But what is Freeranging?
Freeranging = portfolio existence = work + play + learning

This unique and engaging session will help you to make the most of your creative skills, how they can be transferred and applied to other sectors and  a truly diverse

James Byford is the Director of Free Range Ltd and has over 16 years experience working on innovative online projects, from launching and developing brands, to facilitating change in global, national and local organisations, and injecting creativity and inspiring people to find pleasure in what they do. 


James was Head of Innovation and Programme Director at iCrossing UK, an international digital marketing company, where he co-created industry-leading social media practice. He has launched national newspapers online with the Mirror Group, established AOL UK’s Travel Channel, created online gaming communities for AOL and Channel 4, co-founded and led a highly-respected, maverick creative boutique called Getfrank, helped launch and relaunch national brands in private and public sectors, helped grow various creative/technology and media businesses, served as a governor of a leading arts organisation and launched an open-source trade association.

“I help people work more effectively together and often achieve remarkable outcomes” - James Byford

The highly subsidised fee for this special event is just £20 per person which includes all course materials and refreshments. Advance booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited. Tickets can be booked and paid for via the University of Portsmouth Online Store

The event will take place in a modern, fully equipped and accessible seminar room at the University of Portsmouth Library on Cambridge Road (Ravelin Park) in Portsmouth. Map and directions

For further information email or call 023 9284 6232

This event is part of the Future Skills Festival which takes place in Portsmouth in June and July 2011 and is supported by Creative Partnerships, the Government’s flagship creative learning programme, designed to develop the skills of young people across England, raising their aspirations and equipping them for their futures.