How to decide between in-house and freelance life

Is it better to start your design career in-house at a studio or agency, or to forge ahead as a freelancer from the outset? With clear pros and cons for each path, it’s a tough decision being faced by hundreds of new designers this summer.

Do you want freedom and flexibility in working hours, wages and clients? (Is that even possible?) Or do stability, studio stimulation and set hours provide a better base from which to build your craft?

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