How to Become a Freelancer (and Succeed) in the Creative Industries

With National Freelancers Day coming up here in the UK, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at our ultimate freelancer’s guide to give you the know-how necessary to become a freelancer, and to help you make the jump with confidence.

Programme Leader, Joe Lynch, gives us a little insight into working as a freelancer in the creative industries. View on Youtube

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How to Brand Yourself: Creating a Visual Identity

As part of developing and advancing your career in design, it’s important to be clear about your personal strengths and what you can offer a potential employer or to the industry.

Making a bold and distinct statement will get you noticed and help you take advantage of opportunities. A great way to achieve this is through a strong and consistent personal brand.

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Turn Your Hobby into a Career in 7 Steps

If you enjoy being creative and you feel that your spare time is not enough for you to truly hone your practise, then perhaps you should consider turning your hobby into a career. But where do you start?

While there is no set blueprint for beginning a creative career, there are some initial steps you can take to transform from a hobbyist into a professional.

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Ella Goodwin Interview: Setting Up Your Own Online Creative Business

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with our friends across the pond, we’re thrilled to announce the launch our series of IDI tutor interviews.

The web team here at IDI are busy working away to revamp and redesign the tutor profile pages on our website, but we thought we’d get a head start and let you get to know our tutors a little better in the meantime.

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13 Steps: How to Start Your Own Graphic Design Business

Does this story sound familiar? You’ve been working in graphic design for a number of years and have built up a strong portfolio of work.

Perhaps you’ve won some awards and/or made it to the most senior level? You’re now thinking the next logical step is to either set up as a freelancer, or to start a graphic design business of your very own…

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