Casey’s Head grows with Ann Arbor’s 1099 tech economy

If there was such a thing as a union card for the 1099 economy, no one would pull the card of Casey Frushour.

The Ann Arbor resident studied art and design at the University of Michigan and went on to freelance graphic design work. He started Casey's Head five years ago specializing in things like website development and graphic design. It has proven to be a venture that provided not only enough work for him but a growing number of independent contractors.

"There are so many talented sub contractors out there," Frushour says. "It works really well because I can use them when I need them."

Casey's Head has a stable of nearly a half dozen independent contractors it relies on to finish projects. Over the last year it has bumped up the workload it sends to 1099s to 10 percent, which is double the share it received last year.

Among the projects Casey’s Head has tackled with the help of local independent contractors are programming of the custom soccer ball tool for Bounce Athletics and website development for One on One Sports Training.

"It (the new work) is just referrals," Frushour says. "I don’t do any advertising."

Source: Casey Frushour, founder & creative director of Casey's Head
Writer: Jon Zemke

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