Build alongside other Design & UX Consultants

Join our vetted membership for top design consultants to level up your business with mentors, peers, and curated resources.

Join the professional network of accomplished independent operators building self-employed careers.

Pollen members have worked for
Pollen members have worked for
A community of peers building alongside you
Education and resources for independents
The best guidance to move forward
Exclusive data, insights, and deals
Quality programming and events
Seasoned experts to support you
Private network of peers to learn and build with
Education and resources made for independents
The best guidance to move forward
Exclusive data, insights, and deals
Quality programming and events
Seasoned experts to support you
The entrepreneurial ecosystem to set you up for independent success
Find collaborators and thought partners in our community
Our curated membership is full of peers, mentors, and future collaborators. Keep valuable insights, discussions, and barters in your back pocket.
Price with confidence using our rate database
Stop guessing what others are getting paid, and get answers. Dive into industry data on compensation rates broken down by project structure and a multitude of filters.
Personalized guidance through strategic programming
Learn from world-class mentors alongside your peers in workshops every week, or deep-dive into a dedicated Sprint to up-level your life. We’ll help you stay accountable to your biggest dreams.

Pollen Features

Experts in Residence
Fast responses to your top-of-mind questions. Access authentic information you can trust from Experts-in-Residence and community peers. No more Googling.
Pollen Assets are your shared professional treasures. They are valuable pieces of real work uploaded by members that empower others with practical insights.
Events & Workshops
Live programming every week to make you better at balancing your clients, business, and life, while learning alongside other consultants.
Playbooks & Templates
Never stare at a blank page again. Get started with our in-house templates that hundreds of consultants rely on to build their business.
You don’t have to figure everything out on your own. Keep valuable insights, discussions, and barters with peers and mentors in your back pocket.
Members-only Perks
As a valued member of Pollen, you have exclusive access to hundreds of partnership perks that can supercharge your business growth.
Make your independent career succeed
“Becoming a Pollen member has unlocked more in my business and myself than I could ever imagine.”
Melissa – Marketer, Editor, and Writer
“Pollen has directly resulted in high-quality and well-paying clients. They've made an intentional online space that gives me energy and doesn't bog me down.”
Rachel – Content Strategist
"Pollen has been invaluable for me. The learnings, the community, the 1:1 introductions, and the skill sets available, are perfect. I’ve been able to create custom teams based on project needs."
Erich – Creative Lead
"I've already gotten a 300% return on my membership through work referrals, and I learn something new every week through the game changing experts and peers.”
Evan – Marketing Operations

Become a Pollen
Member in 3 steps

Submit your application
Get accepted, pay dues
Join the community
Pollen is tax deductible as a professional development expense
/ month
Save 15% with an annual plan
Pollen is tax deductible as a professional development expense
/ month
You're saving 15% with an annual plan


What's included in the membership?

Pollen is the professional membership that powers your independent career. As a part of your membership, you get access to quality business advice and a powerful professional network.

Quality information from top professionals building independent businesses.

Grow your network with talented members: Meet them through industry groups, regular events, tactical workshops, and authentic discussions.

Get more clients: Find quality job opportunities through 2x weekly drops, access exclusive referrals, and connect with a network of potential collaborators.

Make and save money: Not only will Pollen help you get clients, you also get access to over $100,000 worth of discounts towards tools. Plus, Pollen is tax deductible.

What’s Pollen’s cancellation and refund policy?

You can cancel anytime, and if you’re not satisfied with your Pollen membership, we’ll honor a full refund within the first 30 days of your purchase.

What are the requirements for membership?

Pollen is a private professional membership for experienced independent operators. Our members have built, scaled, and led companies across many industries and stages. They’ve now gone out on their own to provide consulting, advisory, fractional, and skilled freelance services.

Their expertise focuses on Product, Growth, Marketing, Strategy, Operations, People / HR, Content or Finance. When working full time, members held manager, director, senior, VP, department head, or chief level positions.

Now in their independent careers, they’re consultants, advisors, strategists, and business owners. Everyone has at least 5 years experience, and most have 7-15 years experience.

The common thread everyone shares is a desire to be self-employed, commitment to connect with like minded people, and a dedication to doing work they’re proud of. The Pollen team reviews every application on an individual basis to determine fit based on experience and the needs of your business.

How can I contact the Pollen team?

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