It’s easy for any designer to use Google and write “How to market my self as a designer” to find millions of articles about this exact point. In Brief, as a designer, you should build a website or an online portfolio using some Meta keywords to guarantee search engines indexing.
You can also participate in online groups or communities specialized in design. In addition, you can reach out for some clients on Freelancing websites. Or even you could offer your services for free in an exchange to find your first, or your new, customer.
It’s Important to build a website or portfolio for your self, but what If you don’t have any work yet, or your work is not enough? Well, choose a company’s website, Logo, marketing campaign or App and redesign it from scratch. Make sure to write, share your experience and your opinion about why you choose those design concepts, and why you choose that particular element. This reflects your point of view, which might be an attracting thing.
Instead of trying to find someone to offer him your free services, why don’t you find one social media account with a lot of followers to give him a freebie, Design his Profile pic, his Cover, of even his photo, and send it to him as a private message. If he likes it you will get a shout out and here you go, your first step to be reachable.
Support to get supported, keep doing and creating, add new projects to your portfolio and your chance will come.
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