Freelancing is best described as working on a contractual basis and not being committed to any one company or agency. In other words, freelance designers are self-employed and control their schedule, rates, and choose the projects they work on.
While working from home in your pajamas may seem like a dream job for some, it does have some disadvantages. Let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of freelancing in the design field.
Work Location and Commuting
One of the perks of freelancing is definitely working from home and not having to commute to work every day. Obviously some freelance designers still work on location from time to time depending on the project and client, but not having to drive through traffic or go out when the weather is bad is definitely a plus. Did you want to work from your local coffee shop today? As a freelancer, that’s not a problem!
Working from home has some disadvantages, though. Many people find it is more solitary and find themselves needing social interaction after a while. In that case finding a position as a designer in an agency or design firm may be more suited to you. After all, working with a team of like-minded people can be gratifying.
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