Freelance survival guide

Whichever option you take, be it a salaried job in a design studio, a full-time post in a more specialised field, or striking out as a freelancer in a collective or on your own, your work will involve the generation of original ideas and the communication of information from your client to its intended audience.

Regardless of the project or the medium you work with, all aspects of design essentially use the same process. So doesn't it make sense to be your own boss, to pick and choose which - and how many - projects to take on? Sounds ideal, but how can you be sure you'll survive out there?

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