What Type of Freelancer are you? Get Tips on Improving your Freelance Design Skills

It’s common for a young designer or design student to kick off their career as a creative through freelance work– especially in the entertainment graphics industry.

Many students earning their Graphic Design/Entertainment degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising improve their skillset by designing movie posters and key art through paid internships or freelance work prior to applying for full time jobs.

Freelance is a careful balance of meeting your clients’ expectations and your own needs as a designer. Check out this article “13 Breeds Of Freelancer And How To Up Your Game” by Jack Night for freelance design tips.

As the title suggests, the article pinpoints 13 common “types” of freelancers. Do you recognize any of these bad habits? From the “Pushover Freelancer” to the “Too-Cool” Freelancer, check out advice and tips for improving your client relationships in this humorous and informative article. (Click here to read the full article.)

1. The Artiste Freelancer

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2. The Payin’-The- Bills Freelancer

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3. The Pushover Freelancer

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4. The AWOL Freelancer

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5. The I-Did-It- My-Way Freelancer

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6. The Hit’n’Miss Freelancer

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7. The Blame- Game Freelancer

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8. The Constant- Excuses Freelancer

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9. The Hidden-Costs Freelancer

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10. The I-Can’t- Finish-This Freelancer

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11. The Too-Cool Freelancer

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12. The Big Business Freelancer

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13. The No Business Skills Freelancer

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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