About the Author: Gaurav Baheti completed his B.Tech in Computer Science from Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. He provides insightful details about his journey as a UI and UX designer and how he got internships at Zomato and Google, New York, USA.
As I entered college, I started working on creating designs and joined freelance sites like Warrior Forum, Fiverr etc. It was difficult to get started as a freelancer because people didn’t trust beginners easily. I remember my first freelance project was making banners for an online forum, free of cost. I kept making these banners for some time and mentioned them on my profile. Soon, a lot of requests started coming in and I began charging a minimal fee ($5) for them. From logo designs to web apps, I created a lot of designs for various projects.