Getting started with freelance design

Matt Lambert
10 min readFeb 19, 2020

For the past two decades, I’ve been working as a freelancer. From late 90’s Angelfire hosted client sites up to national web and print campaigns, I’ve pretty much done it all. Over that time I’ve learned that freelancing is a rollercoaster ride of freedom combined with pockets of poverty. Don’t let that scare you though, it’s a great lifestyle if you can swing it.

Qualities of a successful freelancer

Freelancing is not for everyone. If you aren’t driven to work hard and be the best designer you can be then this line of work is not likely…