How to transition from being freelance to getting an agency/in house design job?


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Hi all :icon_biggrin:

A bit about me:
I am a self taught freelance graphic designer, but I really want to get work within a design agency or within a design /marketing team of a business.
I've done work for Dig Deep Africa, Perfect Ride Sports, Uni Cube Ltd, Sheffield RAG and worked on publications including Fuse newspaper and The Guestlist Network Newspaper based in London. I've also got two years work involving branding, marketing materials and logo designing.

Can you help?
As I am self taught, like many others that set into this business without a design school backing, it is really hard to find openings or get support when trying to start out. I currently live in Sheffield and was wondering if anyone knew of any contacts or agencies that are looking to take on a junior designer as either work experience, placement or job. I am more than willing to move area.

(My portfolio can be found at

Thank you so much for reading my post, and even more for any help that you can give.