Living a creative life | Magdalena Laas | All-round Creative

Magdalena likes to define herself as a Multi-disciplinary creative, she brings all her knowledge to support projects she believes in. And this process is enabled by a great work-life balance. Here below the areas where she mostly focuses on:

Writing, proofreading and editing. Photography. More than a decade of experience in media, i.e. producing factual content and broadcast documentaries, plus healthcare videos. Self-shooter and comfortable with Adobe Premiere Pro. Project manager. Communications. Social media savvy.

Here’s some secrets on how she has found the perfect balance between work and doing things she loves:

Why did you join Work for Impact?

I live an expatriate lifestyle, which makes freelancing, specifically remote freelancing, the most viable option. Freelancing gives me a better work-life balance, and I can choose which projects I want to work on. My ideal situation is to do what I love – being creative – while adding value to a good cause; a project of substance, to bring about positive change. To me, the Work for Impact platform can potentially offer me this kind of opportunity.

What motivates you?

Creativity, science, environment/nature, conservation, incredible people stories, art, music, visual storytelling (photography/filmmaking), equality, social justice, compassion.

How would you contribute to make the world a better place?

I would love to use my creativity, background, education, skills, and experience to help an organisation to raise awareness for their causes, to help them tell their story (or stories) in a way that will not only engage others but call people to action to be part of the solution. 

Favourite organisation?

That is a difficult question, as I have a list, all in different areas of society, some large and well-known organisations, such as Save the Children, UNHRC and Artsen zonder Grenzen. But there are smaller ones, such as the New Zealand based Orphans Aid International and The Lucy Foundation (empowers people with disabilities in local communities through sustainable trade, e.g. a coffee project in Mexico). And of course any animal protection foundations such as The Jane Goodhall Foundation, and Orangutang Outreach, and Conservation X-labs (fights extinction through technology and innovation). And last but not least, here in the Netherlands, World Press Photo (“…connecting the world to the stories that matter…”).

Do you want to connect?

If you want to know more and get support on content writing or content creation, connect with Magdalena at Work for Impact. If you want to share your story as a freelancer, you can reach us at stories@workforimpact.com.

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