Posted 10.12.2017 @ 10.28PM
So far so good this year.
I got stuck illustrating a christmas card last year that had to have elves on it. After the first round I was told "They're not hipster enough. Maybe turn the hats into beanies and give them skinny leg jeans?"
Posted 24.11.2017 @ 4.00PM
I love those blue/white icons @TREX
Speaking of multiplied overlays, I've been working on some illustration and custom typography for a screen printed poster design for my grandmothers 100th birthday in January. She's ESL, so she sometimes speaks a bit like Yoda.
Posted 09.11.2017 @ 1.50PM
Totally agree on the logo front.
I'm actually working on an illustration at the moment which is very involved. It's taking my flat designs and turning them into sculptures that need a lot of technical accuracy, so there's a lot going into this.
Now that the work is all done and dusted, the client is baulking at the price (despite having been given my hourly rate up front, along with updates at each stage of how many hours we've accrued).
Annoyingly, thanks to the gig system that seems to be taking over the world, I'm now being told that because someone in Europe did the same job for about 1/5th the price I'm charging, that I should be expected to only charge the same.
Posted 02.11.2017 @ 1.57PM
I've been designing for about ten years now, and lately I've noticed something strange.
No matter what quote I give someone - it could be $50, it could be $5,000 - I'm always met with the same request.
"$5,000 - could you do it for $2,500?"
Am I doing something wrong, or is anyone else experiencing the same thing lately? I feel like the sort of jobs I'm doing are becoming increasingly complex in terms of needing to meet multiple different outcomes (nothing is a simple logo anymore), and I'm confused how this trend of immediately halving a quote has come around.
I recently did a job that cost about $2,100 working on an hourly rate, and today my client suggested we cap the exact same amount of work at $1,200 for the next project.
Am I doing something wrong? How do you go back to someone and tell them that your time is worth what you originally told them, and repeat work isn't some short cut to diminishing returns?
Posted 19.01.2017 @ 1.25PM (Edited 19.01.2017 @ 1.26PM)
@birdbeak your comics are so bleak... I love it! haha
I was always planning on being an animator but it was a post grad course so I did design first... 13 years later...
I haven't done anything self initiated in a while so only have client stuff to post (pretty boring I know). Trying to have as much fun with them as possible though.
Just finished a new wine range, all the varieties use the same pattern but in different colour combinations.
Lithium Batteries for camping, remote use. Custom lettering for this one.