Michigan Web Designer – A pivot to freelance?

Up North Michigan Sunset near barn, a place where web designers dream

Every web designer at one point in their life has thought about going freelance. Right? Let’s face it, if they aren’t full time freelance, people are typically looking for side work. Why? To scratch an itch they can’t at work, to make some side money or to add to their portfolio. The possibilities of why is long, but mine are to eventually move up north on a lake (see above photo) and become a Michigan based web designer.

It’s always been a dream of mine to wake up in the morning, hearing the soothing sounds of water from the waves of a lake. A house that has plenty of space as well as a workshop area that overlooks said lake to do all my design work. Is that a lofty goal? Possibly. Is it possible? Yes it is!

Picking up freelance / side work is far and few between for me. When I do, I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to show my craft. There’s a lot that I can do. Web design, print design, logo design, icon design, video editing and the list goes on. That’s why I made it a huge goal to achieve everything I want by the time I’m 40. Achievable? I’m almost 37 and I’m not getting any younger.

How will I achieve this goal?

I introduce to you my new site coming soon, Over the Cliff Designs. Since I’m open about what I do, I’m sharing it right now. http://www.overthecliffdesigns.com/ If you look at it, you’ll notice is just a coming soon page, but it’s up and online. Turning that site will be a huge work in progress! It’s all focused around being a Michigan Web Designer so my theme will be up north and metro Detroit based.

What will I do with that site? I’ll be marketing myself as a web designer, print designer, logo designer and icon designer. Finding a niche will be my goal in the first year. In addition, I’ll also add an ecommerce section to sell some merch will also be available at some point featuring stickers, pins and what have you. I hope you stay tuned and keep your eyes on that site as I have big plans for the site!

Cliff Nowicki is a Product Designer by day and a freelance designer by night. If you’re looking for a new website or even a logo, make sure to go to the contact page and get in touch.