Monika Rogoża - Polish illustrator, graphic designer and book editor.
Size of business
As usually in cases of one-person businesses in Poland – half of the social insurance contribution for the first two years of having a business.
Opportunities and plans for the future
Monika will continue being involved in ambitious project. At the same time she will probably be part of more commercial activities which are more financially beneficial.
Pitfalls and challenges
For the last two years Monika had to have other jobs, because being a designer didn’t allow her to make a living. Currently she has had enough recognisability to be a full time designer.
Here, like in case of most graphic designers in Poland there has also been a problem with software. The monthly licence for Adobe Creative Cloud (60Euro) is a significant amount of money comparing to Polish wages. It gets easier with time but has been really troubling at the beginning of the career.