From Zero to Hero: My Journey as a Successful Freelance Graphic Designer
My name is Md Billal Hossain, and I am a successful freelance graphic designer and the founder of Bear My Brand digital service agency. On February 1st, 2023, I was awarded the top freelancer earner in Dhaka Lot-15, batch-873 (under the LEDP program), a recognition given by the honourable Prime Minister of our country, Sheikh Hasina. I am grateful for this award and thank ICT minister- Zunaid Ahmed Palak for his support.
“LEDP Top Freelancer Earner in Dhaka Lot-15, batch-873.”
Before I started my journey as a freelance graphic designer, I was just a regular person with a passion for design. I belong to a low-income family, and my parents don’t understand freelancing. I was under too much family pressure to take on my family’s responsibilities. I was frustrated and looking for any job where I could get at least a monthly 15 thousand Bangladeshi Taka. In 2020, I took advantage of a government-funded program called LEDP and enrolled in a 200-hour course on graphic design. This course was a turning point in my life and opened up a new world of opportunities.
I worked hard and tried to learn in every possible way (like youtube, google). On average, I spent 14-18 hours a day learning. After completing the course, I started freelancing on various online marketplaces and earned a decent income. I was amazed by the possibilities of working from the comfort of my home and the flexibility it provided me. With my newfound skills and hard work, I earned over 20,000 USD from online and outside marketplaces.
I work remotely for a USA company; also, through Fiverr and Upwork, I provide high-quality graphic design services to clients worldwide. With my success, I established Bear My Brand. This digital service agency employs 8 to 10 people, including web developers, graphic designers, social media experts, and SEO specialists, all working together to provide quality digital services to respectable clients/business owners.
My journey as a freelance graphic designer has not been easy, but it has been gratifying. I have learned the value of hard work, persistence, and continuously learning and improving my skills. I hope my story can inspire others looking to start their freelance journey or pursue their passions.
I am proud of my journey and the accomplishments I have achieved so far. My success story is just one of the many examples of how the government’s support and initiatives are helping individuals like me to achieve their dreams and contribute to the country’s growth.
I am thankful for the support I have received from my family, friends, and the government, and I am excited to look forward the future holds.