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How to become good enough in Graphic Design to make a living freelanc?

Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:23 AM

Hello guys,
Im new here because Im looking for advice in the above question but also:

So a little bit about me: Im working currently on a normal Job just to pay the bills but am aiming to make a living online. As for now Im reading books about Copywriting and I am Designing T-Shirts via Illustrator. Doing so I found it to be fun Designing in Illustrator and Im considering now to become a freelance Graphic Designer.
So my Questions are:

How do you think I can achieve this in the fastest way possible? Making around 1000 (yes im from the EU) per Month just to pay the bills and then solo focus on improvement.

Any programs, books you can suggest to learn design? Im on a budget tho.

Found a YT guy who talks about the theory of design which a graphic designer should learn - any suggestion about where to learn this as well?

What are the options with Illustrator - when you cant draw? (I will even learn to draw but this takes time I guess)


I seek guidance and I am happy for anyone that can help me with information I will need, the work is on me!

Thanks in advance =)

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Re: How to become good enough in Graphic Design to make a living freelanc?

Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:00 AM

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Any programs,

Illustrator or other vector tools like inkscape if you going logo route.



Searching "graphic design books" gives a ton of sites listing "X number of graphic design books everyone should have" or similar lists. Start there.


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(I will even learn to draw but this takes time I guess

You may want to start there.
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Re: How to become good enough in Graphic Design to make a living freelanc?

Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:37 AM

I'll play devils advocate. Being good enough is the small part of freelancing, you can be absolutely incompetent and still have work. The hard part of freelancing isn't the work you are selling, it is marketing, client care, and client base. You can be the best designer ever, if you only have 3 jobs a month, you aren't going to be living very well on the returns.
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Re: How to become good enough in Graphic Design to make a living freelanc?

Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:14 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 03 May 2019 - 07:00 AM, said:

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Any programs,

Illustrator or other vector tools like inkscape if you going logo route.



Searching "graphic design books" gives a ton of sites listing "X number of graphic design books everyone should have" or similar lists. Start there.


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(I will even learn to draw but this takes time I guess

You may want to start there.



What I meant with programs to learn was, something like a udemy course.. YT playlist or anything to get an understand for design if you dont study it at university.

As for options:

Im just thinking what "sort" of stuff you can do with Illustrator for clients without hand drawing skills. Logo Design is just one thing that comes to mind for me. What "options" do I have maybe theres stuff I dont know yet..
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Re: How to become good enough in Graphic Design to make a living freelanc?

Posted 01 June 2019 - 11:04 PM

You can check fiverr for some clues on what other graphic designers offer.
The most important part is finding clients. As for learning you have lots of courses on Skillshare, Alison, Udemy, etc.
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