Lately, people seem to come up with creative names for their profession. I’m not sure if it’s due to boredom or it just feels right, but LinkedIn has been flooded with gurus and specialists of all fields.
How do you present yourself as a designer to someone who doesn’t know what a designer does? And how do you clarify what you do in simple words?
I met Rita Lima eight years ago when we both enrolled for the first time in University. Rita realized she wants to be a designer without studying design, and she did it.
I decided to interview her so she could share her vision on what it takes to have a career in design and be a self-made designer.
Almost two years ago, Melted was just being born, and I wanted my first post to be about what it meant to be a professional designer.
In all truth, I’m still the same self-taught designer that I was back then, except, that now I have professional experience and a new perspective.
Somehow, the greatest clients always seem to encounter jerky designers, and good freelancers struggle with clients who want to pay 9 euros for a logo with unlimited revisions.
Because of this miss-match, I decided to help potential clients identifying a good freelancer.