Posted 09.02.2017 @ 9.52AM
I once engaged a solicitor to write a stern letter and that worked for that case. Lesson learned long ago. Like Dave said get some payment upfront. And don't hand over any files until full payment has been made.
Posted 30.01.2017 @ 1.15PM
Anyone using Sketch? Interested to hear your opinions on it. I'm seeing it being asked for more in job ads lately.
This article gives some reasons although i'm not totally convinced.
Posted 22.01.2017 @ 11.53AM
10+ years experience and you don't know what you're worth?
There is no average. Rates can vary from $20 to well over $100 per hour depending on skills and talent. For me....any long form documents I charge per page. Short term projects is per hour and long term are fixed price.
Posted 19.08.2016 @ 2.20PM
@dan - haha well if only there was something like that! I think the thing with snask is, they've built that reputation for that kind of work so people seek them out from around the world to do it. from what I read in their book, there was many a struggle years when they first started out just trying to get by and doing the kind of work they wanted until they got the publicity and accolades for it.
Posted 19.08.2016 @ 8.41AM
@dan - I did work at an agency where I used to get to travel a lot art directing photoshoots around the world, I guess I could say that was exciting whilst out of the office but as soon as you get back into the office, its the same old thing haha.
I'd love to work for a place like Snask where they use their hands to create a lot of the work they make and looks like a lot of their projects they can kind of just go a bit wild, I mean to me that seems exciting but I can't think of any places in Australia where they do that kind of work.
Posted 17.08.2016 @ 6.01PM
@dan - sometimes I'm like yeah this project I'm working on is great and I really get to be creative and feel excited by what I'm doing and creating but for the most part I find myself feeling a bit whatever, like I'm creating something that some people would say 'yeah that looks nice' but its in no way ground breaking
the more I'm in the industry the less I feel I'm inspired, I feel a lot of work out there in the industry is good quality but it kind of all feels a bit stale and not interesting to me. I don't know if this is perhaps I've been in the industry longer now or what. overall some agencies I think create great work but for the most part I can't say many agencies or places that I'm like "oh I'd love to work for them" where as in the past I feel I used to feel this way to more places
Posted 16.08.2016 @ 8.49AM
@dan cheers mate. Been a designer since 2000 also. Fulltime until 2007 and then moved into photography due to being sat at a desk 24/7 was killing me.
Commercial photography is not that far apart from design as you think to be honest. There is a client, brief, and goal just like design. The goals have to be met to budgets and deadlines too. There is creativity, technical skills, and delivery with Adobe Suite. The big difference is that there is more engagement with people outside of the screen.