I was interested to know what some go by when meeting with a new client and discussing their options and trying to figure out what they want and how you can execute. I typically set aside 30-45 mins ...
I'm starting out as a freelance designer (and no job experience at any company before) and I decided to join "contests" held by freelancer.com's users. I've joined several of them already and I can ...
What is the difference between spec work and pro-bono? I have always considered pro-bono work to be a form of spec-work, but I notice that the AIGA position states: Yet not all unpaid design work ...
Client wants to purchase only stock image from my design mockup instead of my design. How to handle?
I am a graphic designer who provided spec work for a client. I worked on an flyer and I gave them 2 options. They went with one, paid for it. Now they have another project and would like to use the ...
Mike Monteiro frequently rails against spec work in his show, Let’s Make Mistakes. In a recent episode, he invited venture capitalist Chris Sacca whereupon they agreed that designers aren’t “hustling” ...
Are logo design contests considered “spec” work and what are the pros and cons of participating as a designer?
I know logo design contests and the whole "spec" work issue is a controversial subject. As a designer given the AIGA's position on spec work what are the pros and cons of entering such contests?
I have some potential clients that ask to see something before accept the work. Now, should I make, for example, a free mockup or It's better to find another client?
I'm looking to have a couple logos and website designs done. I've had some great local designers, but each one has moved or gone else where so I keep having to look for new designers. My thought and ...