Working overseas

11MayWebdesigner

Magazine: Web Designer
Issue 183: May 2011, Pages 88-89

"Be very open-minded and leave your 'old' habits at home. It will be different to what you are used to. It is important to find local designers to bond with as quickly as possible - a social network is critical to being happy in a new city, and local friends can guide you through the pitfalls of local customs, contracts and working practices as well as link you to the best suppliers of other services, such as photographers, illustrators, etc. Don't be intimidated by your own experiences - the Tim from the little village mindset won't inspire confidence in your work. It's a new country, but your experience is valid too - let your work and ideas speak for themselves" advises Marc Peter on his move from Switzerland to London.

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