What Pantone color is that? My color correct monitor is telling me it looks like it’s going to be one of those “brights” that does not translate well into CMYK.
Sprout’s advice is solid as far as gaining experience before striking out on freelancing.
The other part of that is, it may be difficult to find a job while maintaining an active freelance. Not many agencies are going to want you having clients on your own. It’s called a conflict of interest. In fact, even though it’s been a long time since I graduated, even back then we were advised not to use designed logos on our resumes when applying for work just to avoid that COI possibility. Where I work now, we can have outside clients, BUT you are not allowed to be on the phone or online with them during work hours, and if you are sent on site for an installation, no, you cannot sub someone else because you have a side gig in the works.
Logos. Of course. Everyone does logos. My proverbial nephew with Photoshop does logos. My take on logos is that any designer who does them should have to carry malpractice insurance. A logo is only one very small part of an entire business’s public face. If you aren’t integrating the logo into the whole, you are just making pretty pictures. Someone’s livelihood is riding on the success of what you create and how the intended clientele perceives it. This is not the realm of a student freelancer. In fact a lot of seasoned designers avoid logo and ground-up brand development because it is expensive and risky.
And on a last note, it’s all well and good to have a ‘style’ but a designer has to be a chameleon. And a mind reader. Trying to make a living doing photomontage and surreal composition in the fantasy realm is going to be tough, even among the gaming crowd. Creating sigs or team icons by colliding a bunch of online art together is a hobby thing. There are a lot of starving illustrators out there right now.
Whatever “not traditional corporate” is doesn’t pay the bills either. Unfortunately, with the 10% of the stuff you do like to do, there comes a good 90% of stuff that just plain pays the bills. And of that 90%, a good half is going to be the overhead areas of billing and marketing yourself to new clients.
All I can do is offer you a “Good Luck!”