Product Designer + Skillshare Teacher, Rich Armstrong works from home and travels the world thanks to his success on Skillshare. We caught up with Rich to hear how teaching on Skillshare propelled his career forward.

Rich studied multimedia design in school where his interest in design led him learn coding. Rich’s passion for the intersection of coding and design grew over time. “I wanted to bridge the gap between designers, coders and animators in the company I worked for at the time – so I started teaching anyone who wanted to learn.”

Designer Rich Armstrong on Launching His Freelance Career

After hearing about teaching on Skillshare, Rich decided it was time to share his skills on a larger scale. “I was tired of people looking over my shoulder while I was coding and exclaiming that I was a genius, or that they couldn’t believe I understood all of that. I knew it was easy once you understood it (a good indicator that you can teach something), and all it needed was some good explanation (another good indicator).”

Teaching on Skillshare has impacted Rich in a variety of ways. “The biggest benefit I’ve found with teaching is that I’ve returned to this super creative state of mind I had when I was studying – I get to experiment, learn new things, and have fun, without the restrictions of a client or boss hanging over my head.”

Designer Rich Armstrong on Launching His Freelance Career

His earnings in particular gave him the freedom to work remotely and travel the world. Rich tells us that his “Skillshare earnings have enabled my wife and I to start our own studio, move to Amsterdam, and travel the world. I’m incredibly grateful I get paid to do what I love and help people through teaching on Skillshare – it’s hard to find all 3 in 1 activity!”

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Full disclosure: This article is sponsored by SkillShare.