I am an entry level designer contemplating a move to the country. This move would give me lots more time to work on my portfolio and develop my skills, but also isolate me from the more white-collar communities.
I would be reliant on marketing myself online, at least for the first two years. Or I could stick where I am at, which is already country-ish, and have a little less time to concentrate, and therefore the possibility for in-person contacts and community.
Is a move to the country a poor idea?
I do have an art background and could simultaneously work on my design and develop some fine art to help market my non-traditional self.
Would moving to a rural area affect my client acquisition, and subsequently, profitability?
If yes, are there any ways I could counteract the loss of business?