5 Reasons Freelance Design Really Isn’t Worth the Headache

Freelance design: who needs it? The time, the effort, the feast-or-famine workload—what a headache! I’m getting a migraine just thinking about it.


Why work for yourself when you can make money for someone else? Here are just a few reasons:

The corporate machine is your friend.

Corporate design gets a bad rap, but what most people don’t realize is that companies are more interested in employee well-being than profit.

Taxes are hard.

… And freelancing makes them even harder! Who needs the grief?

Decorating your cubicle is fun.

If you have a home office, no one will ever see it. But if you’re confined to a cube in a drab office, you can spice up your work environment for the whole company to see!

Nobody cares about design anyway.

Now that all your clients have their own subscription to the Creative Cloud, they don’t need you anyway.

Freedom is overrated.

If you had more control over your time, you’d probably just spend it binge-watching House of Cards all day, right?


In conclusion, freelancer designers and creative entrepreneurs ought to just give up and succumb to the doldrums of office life. I mean, is it really worth it?

Happy April Fool’s Day from your friends at WOW!—er, HOW.