I am a graphics freelancer and IT professional. I write tutorials for the web. I use open source software where possible. I speak geek.
--- Graphics design has ALWAYS had my fullest attention. I try to work with open source solutions for graphics design mainly. If that brings too much limitations for what I try to achieve, I look for freeware. And only after that I turn to the commercial products. Sofar I do not do that too much, as I am quite happy with the current open source solutions. Of course each application comes with its own quirks, but I found out that it requires mainly some persistence to learn to work with a new program and that many users give up using a program because of lack of beginner level tutorials. I hope that my beginner level tutorials for Inkscape at least will close this gap for Inkscape slowly.