Oh the glamour of being a freelance designer. We look at other designers and see people who earn enough they don’t have to worry about a thing! they have these amazing offices at home, the perfect house or apartment, perfect social lives…. But is that the truth?
I sometimes wonder if what appears is the reality.
I am a graphic designer/musician. Have being working freelance since 2007. Don’t get me wrong, i love being a designer… it is one of the things that makes you feel awesome in every and anyway possible. Very very satisfying, but is it worth it?
No clients, no money to pay the bills. Live with someone else so i can survive… east ramen soup to stretch the last income(or just hope you get invited somewhere by anyone)
I don’t think we get the real deal, or the complete truth when it comes to the reality of working in the arts. Something has to change, don’t know what, or when that will happen… but we cannot deny that hings must change.
I mean, it’s not that i just started to be designer on a hunch! I did the 4 year degree in graphic design, did the masters in corporate communication and side courses in different subject…. but still after all, wondering is it worth it to do what you love even if the lack of substance(cash) kills you?