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How I ended up a freelance designer


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Hi guys,
I don't know what sparked it all off but recently I have been asked by many in-house designers and people who want to be freelance designers how I came to be one. It set me off thinking, cos really its kinda weird to make the leap from a paid position to going it alone. So I wrote it all down so i wouldn't have to answer it all the time!
Now it's become a bit of an obsession as each persons story is different, and undeniably interesting when you hear them. So could I ask how you ended up doing this? Or are you considering it and whats stopping ou, or making you take that leap of faith? Purely for interests sake but also, i wish I had read some stuff from actual designers before doing it because I know I could have saved myself alot of time if I could see peoples experiences.
Oh, and as an afterthought, here is my version of events:
http://thegraphicquarter.com/how-i-survive-as-a-freelancer-graphic-designer/
Hope to hear more from you guys over time,
Cheers
Jim