Where does it go wrong for so many creatives?
Why do many of us end up burning out from our jobs?
Is freelancing any easier?

The creative industry offers a world full of opportunities where creativity can flourish, and our careers skyrocket, although nothing good comes easy.

You want to work with people that value and respect your decisions. You want to design without a rush. You want clients that pay on time. You want to have a good work-life balance. And most of all, you want to do work you are proud of.

But no one told you that making a living as a designer is not as easy as it seemed. No one told you how to deal with a lack of a life outside the office. Or how to be prepared to get your best ideas rejected. Or how to be ok with being interrupted continuously. Or how to cope with people with big egos whose sense of taste is questionable.

The elephants under the rug is a wake-up call to an industry constantly evolving on the outside, but stuck on the inside. It points out some of the most common problems the industry faces internally. The ones that make talented people leave or burn out. The ones about poor creative work, inefficiency, employee mental health, unsustainable workloads, and big egos among others.

I wrote this book hoping to do two things: prevent talented creatives from getting overworked into a burnout, and offer some realistic encouragement to those who might enjoy becoming independent as a freelancer.

THE ELEPHANTSUNDER THE RUG

Survive the Corporate World and Thrive on Your Terms as a Freelance Designer

Part one.Elephants in the creative industry: ten reasons why designers go freelance.

What nobody tells you – but everybody knows – about the creative industry.

Part two.Elephants in the freelance business: because being a freelancer is not a smooth sailing.

What every designer should know before going freelance.

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THE ELEPHANTSUNDER THE RUG

Survive the Corporate World and Thrive on Your Terms as a Freelance Designer