Why Remote Based Graphic or Web Design Jobs?
With 42% of young American people being freelancers and 36% of the workforce being involved in the gig economy, there’s no doubt that working remotely as become a huge trend in many industries.
Being a professional who’s tired of the 9-to-5 lifestyle can feel quite hopeless but as a designer, you have a way out. In fact, there are many benefits that come with entering the remote workforce in the area of the design:
- You have more freedom. No matter what your job is, one of the biggest perks of working remotely is the ability to work from anywhere you want. Have you had Photoshop open for two hours but haven’t created anything good? Pack up your stuff, go to a coworking space or cafe and you’ll see that your inspiration will come back!
- You can pick your projects. As a designer - particularly, as a beginner designer - it’s not uncommon for you to get the projects that the veterans don’t want to work on. And those tend to be… a little less than exciting. When you become your own boss, you get to choose what you want and don’t want to work on, which can make a huge difference in how much you love being a designer.
- You can have a better work-life balance. Since you can make your own schedule as it fits you best, you can make sure that you always have time for yourself which, ultimately, will only increase your productivity.
How to Get a Remote-Based Design Job?
So, convinced about the wonders of remote work but confused about how to get your first one as a designer?
As is the case with most traditional jobs, unless you’re very lucky, getting hired for a remote position won’t happen at first try. It’ll require some time and effort, but there are certain tips you can follow to increase your chances, such as:
- Create a killer portfolio. You know by now that the popularity of remote work is growing at a fast pace and that means you’ll have plenty of competition each time you apply for a job. So, before you even start, revisit your portfolio and make sure it stands out.
- Get ready for remote interviews. In some cases, the employer will want to schedule an interview over the phone and it’s imperative that you prepare for it. Remember that this is a remote position, so one of the most important things to convince the employer of is that you are responsible and can get things done on time even with such a level of autonomy.
- Make sure you have the right tools. Firstly, you’ll need to have a computer that can handle all the software you need to do your job. Secondly, any useful accessories like a sketchpad or a monitor calibrator. In the beginning, you might need to spend some money on this type of equipment, but think of it as an investment that’ll allow you to design remotely for years to come.
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