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To make it short... we're not here to change the world. We're here to make things look beautiful.
Let's say for example, if I charge $400 for a logo or $800 to build a standard website, or $250 for a single icon... do you think a client would pick me for my pricing if they have another one charging them less than $500 for the whole package?
I've seen people selling themselves for $20 to do a logo. $200 to do a website. What kind of attitude is that?
Have you seen those cheap "comic sans" logos? Or those default-layer-styled signs? They are invading slowly the market lately, and the current crisis around the globe is not helping at all, since all the people that needs "professional" graphic work is now looking for the cheapest options available.
What about the people that request several "sketches" or "drafts" to see if you are "good enough" to be hired by them? What about logo contests? Many times they just take the best concepts (if there is any) and hire a designer (usually a junior) to just re-draw the idea.
In other exceptional cases, people end paying a "standard" price for a logo. Well... Why take so long deciding among drafts to end up paying the standard rates when you can pay the standard price and get a great logo in a more professional way.
The approach these people are pursuing is one that seriously compromises the quality of work they are entitled to and also violates a tacit, long-standing ethical standard in the communication design profession worldwide.
Capable and professional designers do not work for free, and requesting work for free demonstrates a lack of understanding and respect. There is an appropriate way to explore the work of various designers, and requesting drafts or opening contests to see if "there is an option we like" is just plain un-ethical.
Just my two cents on this matter. Thanks to AIGA for the references!
So... what are your thoughts on this matter? I'm open minded right now. i saw an UFO, so I'm ready for anything coming up. lol.