Plenty of Fish: Visualizing the Creative Struggle of Freelancers

The exhibition “Like Fish in the Sea” hails from Hungary—but if you’re a freelancer, no matter where you’re based, it probably speaks your language.

The project sought to give visual life to the daily struggles of those in the sector. Nearly 40 featured artists riffed on set themes, from acquiring new clients to deadline mayhem, perpetual change requests, and home office life. The participating designers could elaborate on the theme in any manner of their choosing, so long as they referenced the title of the show somehow in their work.

The event, which was organized by Balka, was part of Budapest Design Week 2020, and a few of the pieces follow below. View the full set here.

Zengővári Judit

Moravszki Kata

Nagy Aliz

Musinszky Bence

Debreczeni Zoltán

Marton Dániel

Kalmár Csenge

Fejős Hanga

Moldován Alíz, Dózsa Tamara - Studio Oneperone

Visnyai Zoltán