Hi all the professional out there, I am helping a client/friend with a website design. He is a conceptual thinker. Yet his ideas are always inspirational but not practical. He is always wanting a ...
I've had a new client request a web site in 2 weeks. Not only I already find that pretty quick but I'm totally loaded so I charged a rush fee that I was comfortable with. I wrote the rush fee in my ...
What can a designer do if a client claims that the work delivered is unacceptable and refuses to pay?
I recently had an experience with a client that was a bit messy, and now they don't want to pay for the work I did. They needed some presentation decks, one of which needed to be editable (text to ...
I have designed a logo and a website for a company. Because I took a little longer than usual (3 weeks), they are talking about hiring someone else. I delivered the designs, (10 Logo Designs with at ...
I am an entry level designer contemplating a move to the country. This move would give me lots more time to work on my portfolio and develop my skills, but also isolate me from the more white-collar ...
I met a client that currently works with a designer whom I don't know - the client showed me his new logo and asked my opinion about it. I answered that I don't like "grey on grey background". That's ...
I got to thinking...... Years ago, when you became Adobe Certified, Adobe mailed you a package. In that package was a nice foil embossed certificate, a small Adobe-branded notebook (great quality) ...
tl;dr What is the best way to use value-based fees for design projects? What would the "value" be? I see that a lot of designers use time-based pricing (hourly, daily, etc.) Time-based pricing is ...
If you design a piece for print. It gets reproduced several times over the course of a few years. Then the client doesn't return for any work for a few more years. And suddenly you are contacted ...
Scenario: You design a piece for Company A. The piece performs very well for Company A. So much so that they use the piece for several years. Eventually Company A shuts down. A few years later, you ...
I'm curious which pricing model other feel best fits freelance design, in what situations, and why. I am not seeking dollar values. There are a few basic pricing models a freelancer can use: ...
I passed the ACE exams for InDesign and Photoshop a few months ago, but I am stumbling on how to get practical experience. I have a couple of years of news page design, and a very small number of ...
What do I do when I quote a price for a design but the client keeps asking for revisions and redesigns?
I'm a freelance graphic designer, so mostly, my pricing and what not is pretty casual and I don't work 24/7 as I have other things to take care of, so when I quote someone, I figure out how long it ...