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.
How did I get here? Well, I was stubborn. Even though I felt like giving up, I didn’t.
And as much as I want to share with you the secret recipe and the short cut to get where I am today, there isn’t one. It’s called hard work, and perseverance.
Deciding to leave your steading job and become a freelancer is not an easy decision. There’s a lot to consider and it’s scary as hell to take the leap.
One of the main things I’ve been struggling with (and I guess everyone does in the beginning), is where and how to contact clients.
Is not like there’s a shortage of clients; what exists is a gap between good companies and good designers.
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.
You’ve decided that you want to be a logo designer. That’s great! But what should be your first steps? Should you devour every book, there is about logos first or start practicing and selling logos right away? There are a million questions on your mind preventing you from starting or going further on this path.