Being your own boss can be wonderfully liberating, but can also be
stressful if you don’t play your cards right. Whether you’re taking
your first tentative steps or developing your career to the next
level, this advice-packed special issue will help you do exactly that.
First up, we’ve tackled the 10 core topics that you should master
to guarantee success as a freelance creative: from necessary evils like
finances and time management right through to client relationships,
wellbeing and much more.
And for the more established self-employed designers amongst
you, there’s also a guide to cashing in on the lucrative in-house
opportunities at agencies desperate for particular skills or knowledge.
If in-house stints aren’t an option, freelancing doesn’t always have
to mean working from a back-bedroom. In an extended video special,
we pay a visit to a particularly inspiring, talent-packed shared studio space
in London’s trendy Dalston. There, we grill four established pros about
their craft, freelance life and the secrets of their success.
Next issue has a typographical spin, as we gather advice from
some of the world’s top agencies about selecting the ideal typeface
for any design project – an essential read for any designer who works
with type. Don’t miss it!