Freelancer of the Month - 3rd August 2020

Satvir Sihota and Fern McCoy

Every week we show the best of the UnderPinned Community, putting a spotlight on two freelancers whose work we believe deserves a special mention.

If you’d like to apply to be one of our Freelancers of the Week, make a Portfolio on our Virtual Office and send it to our Head of Community


Satvir Sihota, Illustrator

My name’s Satvir Sihota and I’m an Illustrator. My work tends to revolve around people. I love to draw and capture faces and expressions. I am a part-time Freelancer and full-time Multimedia Designer based in West London. Recently, I’ve discovered a joy for portraits as a freelancer, and I bring in multimedia design skills from time to time to animate a little or put my illustrations into a leaflet.

I have enjoyed working with Riive, a photography community, to create fun illustrations, which were used to promote their events. I also take on commissioned personal portraits. This has grown via word of mouth and through the help of Instagram.

I hope to be creating more illustrations in the future. I love to create my interpretation of a person’s face in a simple yet expressive way.

Look at Satvir’s full UnderPinned Portfolio on our Virtual Office!


Fern McCoy, Founder of Mockingbird Spirit

Hey, I’m Fern McCoy and I recently founded Mockingbird Spirit, a non-alcoholic Tequila alternative… or ‘Alcoternative’ as I like to fondly refer to it. I have been happily freelancing in the Beverage Sector since 2017 working in the world of gin. When the Corona Virus hit my hours were reduced significantly which meant I had more free time to focus on my own passions and projects which included recipe developing a non-alc spirit that mimicked mezcal and could be used in margaritas for a healthier option to alcohol that focussed on well being.

Freelancing taught me so much about the self-starter mentality and I hope the experience will serve me well now as a first-time business owner with my debut product launch. As I move into these new realms I will be looking to use freelancers as I build the brand because I know how hard-working, reliable and accountable the world of freelancing can help us become.

Look at Fern’s full UnderPinned Portfolio on our Virtual Office! 

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