I've worked with Photoshop and Indesign for nearly three years now and Dreamweaver for about a year. I really want to expand and become a designer, but that may take a little longer than what I'd really like. I'll be purchasing the Adobe CS3 Master Collection in about a week. With the educational discount, the difference between the Master Collection and the Design Premium was about $300. Just a couple of questions that came to my mind recently: 1. How did you become a designer? 2. How much did you charge when you were just starting out? That's all I really need to know for now, but if I have anything else to ask, I know where to come.