graphic designer and illustrator blogging about design and self-care

El Pulpo

El Pulpo

Well, apparently I am very drawn to all things that have to do with the sea lately. Doing an octopus graphic had been on my mind for quite a while already so that's what I did today. 

I still want to blog every day in September but unfortunately I fear that in October I won't be able to do that anymore, I will only be able to blog 3 - 5 times a week from then on because since I started a part-time-job to financially support myself, I have less time for blogging and designing. I have to prepare my language classes in order to perform well and to make sure my German students learn well and enjoy their classes.

When you first start out as a freelancer, the beginning is tough and it takes quite a long time until people notice you and want to book your services and work with you. I knew right away when I quit my 8 - 5 job that it will take several months until I get my first clients but since I have to pay my bills every month and need to make money, the only solution was to start a part-time job that still leaves me with enough energy and time to continue designing and blogging in order to establish myself as a freelance designer and to attract the kind of clients I want to work with. Well, I will write more about how hard the beginning is especially concerning finances in another 'Freelance Issue'. 

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For now I just want to share this octopus design with you. 

xx, Phyllis 

Pink Botanicals // No. 10

Pink Botanicals // No. 10

There's Plenty of Fish in the Sea

There's Plenty of Fish in the Sea