Working Online as a Graphic Designer

A young Canadian woman talks about being a freelance graphic designer and working online.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

In my free time I like to work online.

This is because I don't need to go to college, or get a job working for someone else. I can be my own boss at my own hours, and this is the way I'm most happy because no one is controlling me, and I can choose the time I want to work, and I like to do the jobs I do. So, all the online jobs, they make me a better person. I can then have more experience, and it makes me better at what I do.

I do graphic design, animation, and video reviews and I enjoy it a lot.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • What does she like to do in her free time?
  • What types of jobs does she do?
  • What are the benefits of being a freelancer?
  • Does she enjoy her work?

Answers

She likes to work online.

She does graphic design, animation, and video reviews.

She doesn't need to go to college, she doesn't have a boss, and she can work her own hours.

Yes, she enjoys it. With each job she gains more experience and become a better designer.