Ever considered switching from being a full-timer to a freelancer (or vice versa) but couldn't reach a verdict? We know a little something that might help you with that.

Caisa Nilaseca has compared the pros and cons of being a freelancer vs full-time designer in 6 illustrations for DesignTaxi. From not having colleagues to talk to when at home to working anytime you want - the yays and nays vary. Take a look at her illustrations below, maybe they'll help you reach a decision.

Have you already tried both freelancing and working full-time? Do you agree with Caisa Nilaseca's illustrations?

(h/t: designtaxi)

#1

Shower

Shower

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Hm, why? When showering after sports in the afternoon or evening you usually can skip the morning shower. Unless the hairstyle demands it.

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#2

Colleague

Colleague

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

This might be true for freelance graphic designers, but it surely is not true gor many other freelancers. An ecample would be software developers who work at least on medium-sized projects.

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#3

Worktime

Worktime

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Not true nowadays...as freelancer you still might be bound to a customer's preference. As employee you might have a flexible time-scheme

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#4

Boss

Boss

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Galab Parchev
Community Member
4 years ago

But you can always choose your clients :)

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#5

Overtime

Overtime

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Arty
Community Member
4 years ago

yeah...no...not always (as full-timer)

Janice Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah...I wish!

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Simon Challoner
Community Member
4 years ago

Even now in 2016 there re companies that aren't even paying properly

Beth Harris
Community Member
4 years ago

Unless you charge by the hour...

Karoly Szabo
Community Member
4 years ago

Overtime charge..with a lot of $$$? naaaaa c'mon

Arty
Community Member
4 years ago

overtime with any $? naaaa ;)

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Martin Maczurek
Community Member
4 years ago

:D :D Never met a fulltime creative with paid overhours. Where do you live?!??!?!

Martin Maczurek
Community Member
4 years ago

And freelancers get paid by their time, so they actually don't have "overhours". Unless you made a big mistake negotiating your fee

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Jocelyn Tait
Community Member
4 years ago

Full-time: Holidays, sick days, vacations, weekends off. Freeland: Always on duty.

Miclea Catalin-Florentin
Community Member
4 years ago

it's EXACTLY the other way around

Ana Dias
Community Member
4 years ago

obviously this person doesn't work in portugal :D

Sick Boy
Community Member
4 years ago

overtime charge is already in the fee, if you're smart (and sought after) enough

Ciprian Morega
Community Member
4 years ago

first of all, full-time do not always come up with overtime charge. second, when it is the clients fault, i always charge overtime, as a freelancer (in this case, "time" is not your working hours, time is the negotiated term)

Petra Steenput
Community Member
4 years ago

it's the other way around. Full-time gets nothing and when not wanting to put in extra hours gets fired. Freelancers get paid for every hour they work.

Nora Elisabeth
Community Member
4 years ago

Who the hell is paid for overtime nowadays?! None of my friends/family are.

Sercan Yavasoglu
Community Member
4 years ago

Not really

Karen Bunn
Community Member
4 years ago

Overtime is charged. If I need to work more than 8 hours a day in order to turn a project around, the 1.5x hours are included in my estimate.

Isobel Coetzee
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish!

Denis Ćerimagić
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, in Croatia they don't pay overtime

reclameshit2015 2016
Community Member
4 years ago

These drawings are so bad. So many are not accurate. Clickbait 2.0

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#6

Schedule

Schedule

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Freestyle might still include pesky customers...

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