When I was working as an art director for a large magazine company, I reached a point in my career where all I could think about was becoming my own boss! Although I loved my job, my dream to have my own graphic design business became my number one goal. Of course making a success of your own business doesn’t just fall into your lap. I knew the road ahead was going to be challenging, but I was up for it!
There are many ways to approach the transition of full time employment to freelance designer. I chose a fairly safe way to do it. I worked one half of the day for a small design studio while I grew my own freelance business in the other half. Call me a wimp, or call me sensible, but all I knew was I needed a safety net. Having a guaranteed small income meant I could throw myself fully into making my business work without the stress of worrying about not making ends meet.