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The Journey to Freelance Graphic Design (Infographic)

Tired of your old day job? Even though you’re a designer doing pretty well, you could be more independent and have more control. This infographic by wix.com plots out the steps you need to take to build up your clientele and say goodbye to your boss. Have you made the journey or at least are thinking about it? Tell us your experiences in the comments


freelance to freedomd Graphic Designers Journey: Freelance to Freedom (Infographic)

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Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.

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I’m a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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