Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in freelancing but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Gabriele Omar Lakhal, Founder of LAKHAL, located in Milano, Italy.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

As a freelancer, I specialize in UX/UI design, social media management, and graphic solutions for both online and offline platforms. I offer my services to a diverse clientele, from small businesses to large corporations, looking to enhance their brand identity through creative and innovative solutions.

Tell us about yourself

Hailing from the vibrant landscapes of Milan and Monferrato in Piedmont, my journey began with a profound passion for artistic creativity. This passion found its balance with analytical, organizational, and design-oriented skills as I gained experience in various settings. My love for graphic arts, illusion through photo manipulation, and constant innovations in graphic design and photography fuel my motivation each day. Moreover, my personal life is enriched by traveling, meeting new people, and experiencing diverse cultures.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

As a freelancer, my greatest achievement is the creation of a solid portfolio and network of contacts in the industry that showcases my proficiency in various fields, such as UX/UI design, social media management, project management, and creative strategy. This network has allowed me to gain recognition and establish my reputation as a reliable and innovative professional in the industry.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

One of the most formidable challenges faced by a freelancer is striking the perfect balance between artistic creativity and client objectives. This delicate equilibrium is essential to ensure that the final product not only reflects the client's identity but also effectively serves their strategic goals.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

To future freelancers, I offer the following advice:

  1. Continuously stay updated on industry trends, advancements, and best practices to maintain a competitive edge.
  2. Cultivate strong problem-solving skills, as they are invaluable in overcoming obstacles and achieving success.
  3. Embrace collaboration and teamwork, as they are crucial in creating comprehensive and innovative solutions that cater to diverse client needs.

Where can people find you and your business?


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