Where do I begin?
I'm currently a student in graphic design/illustration. Having completed my 1st year & shortly starting my 2nd, I wish to get some work experience next year & hopefully consider starting to do some small part-time freelance designing from home.
But how do I go about it? :confused2
I have no clue about first steps such as:
- Registering a company name
- Getting a website
Please.....can anyone help me find my way in the design darkness?
- Hey :)
Firstly I wouldnt bother with registering a company name or anything just yet. You're still studying, so theres no real need to setup a company just yet.
Do what I did, I started off as a bedroom designer over 15 years ago...
Get yourself a website, create your own personal portfolio (it doesnt have to be for real clients), this will show your creativity, and versatility. By showcasing this portfolio online you will get some general interest.
I started off as a flyer designer for promoters and nightclubs. I had no portfolio, but I started to create my own flyers and put them up on a website. Sooner or later the phonecalls came in and with the help of 'word of mouth' my skills were broadcasted all over the place.
I made sure I placed my 'tag or name' with my mobile number on each flyer that went to print, this way thousands of people got to see the flyer and who designed it.
There's so much more I could say, but I'm at work on a break at the moment, but good luck with it!!!
If you ever need any advice just PM me 🙂