The opportunity to make some work freelancing was born out of necessity. I couldn't get an internship and I needed work to showcase in order to get one. I was also a very green web designer. I was lucky to get clients that trusted me with a couple of commissions. And I worked my ass off to deliver them the best sites I could. I learned a lot from every project I worked and from every client I've had. I learned a lot about UX, content strategy, SEO, browser performance, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery and so on. Now, I'm a savvier designer.
But I'm always hungry for more.