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    Hello, I am 15 years of age, I'm currently just a freelance designer, Ive made work for a couple of clients, in the real estate business and I plan on launching my own apparel soon.
    ​Lately, getting older means more work at school and I'm trying to find my balance but I can't seem to get it right, maybe some more experienced people have some tips on how to balance the work?
    ​Would mean a lot! (Also I am new to this forum, and so far enjoying what I see)

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      While your ambition and productivity are admirable, at only 15, you really aren't equipped or positioned to "have a profession." Don't look for balance; give full priority to your schoolwork. You are a student. If performing well in school and finishing it out that way requires you give up the time you spend working at anything else, then all-school / no-work is the correct balance.

      Originally posted by VimoTM View Post
      I'm currently just a freelance designer...
      Perhaps it's only the way I read your phrasing there, but it appears you may have some backward thinking in play. "Just" a freelance designer? Common wisdom in the graphic design business dictates that only after years of education and experience can someone prudently consider freelancing. It's something you graduate to; not from.

      At 15, you may be carrying out some tasks that could be called "graphic design," and perhaps someone is tossing you some money for it, but seeing as you can't legally enter into a contract, you are technically not a business entity, and surely not a "freelance designer" in a true sense.

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