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he introduction of the personal computer and the easy availability of design
software have turn allowed many people to learn the art of graphic design. Armed
with a computer and software, today's graphic designers are limited only by
their creativity. Even then, you will still need artistic flair and an eye for
detail to be turn out great designs.
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Art/Design small business ideas or Freelance Graphic Designer
Freelance graphic designers work for a wide variety of businesses, including
book publishers, newspapers, consumer product manufacturers and even small startups,
designing anything and everything from logos to letterheads and advertisements
to training slides.
Expect competition. You need to prove to prospetive clients that you are talented
and a wizard at producing attractive, cutting edge designs. Freelance website
like elance.com and emoonlighter.com
have an abundance of projects that you could work on. Eventually, you could
set up a studion and employ others to work with you. The amount of money that
you get largely depends on the quality of your work and the ability to market
yourself. Communication skills are an obvious asset if you intend to land projects
from the "big boys" - large corporations.