Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Freelance Freedom #43 Comic Strip

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Freelance Freedom is a comic strip by N.C. Winters
He definitely discusses many topics that go on with freelance graphic designers or designers in general. There's usually a new one every week at Freelance Switch's blog. I think he's up to #108, but either way this one particular strip has a very important message. People, I'm not even going to say clients or potential clients, would like want things free and think they could take advantage of a designer. It is important to know that designers deserve respect and are worth proper payment. Occasionally it is good to do some pro bono work like if it's for charity, but it doesn't mean a designer should be taken advantage of. I do not understand why a company would not put the right effort t make everything look good. Yes, there will be designers that do work for dirt cheap and they should know that they're hurting the field by fooling people into thinking low prices are what designs cost. Sometimes you need to spend money to make money and companies know that. Why do something half ass? Why bust your ass creating a design only to be paid in peanuts? I don't know and the shaky economy is only making more people be very frugal. Designers should step their game up with their designs and it's only natural for companies to look through different designer portfolios searching for the right look for them. It'll all work out, but designers don't take on clients because they promise you with exposure. Sometimes if it's too good to be true, it is.

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