Posted 19.09.2017 @ 7.17PM
::As much as a dislike recruiters, they have to make money too. Otherwise@wireframe74 will not be getting work.::
I know many designers who rely on the completely to make a living.
My experience is they are just a waste of skin.
They're all over you when they see you can make them money and don't want to know when you don't.
I've been head hunted in the past by them and they have just wasted my time and are full of sh@t.
On the most part they are just re-titled sales people that usually have little knowledge of the industry.
That's just my experience.
Posted 18.09.2017 @ 6.21PM
Not sure about recruiters but the standard Illustrator Agent fee is 20%.
As @DAN says, if you're happy with what you're walking away with then fine but on the other hand it does make you an expensive option to the employer.
Personally, knowing that someone was taking that cut for not doing much would leave a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.
Posted 31.08.2017 @ 11.37PM (Edited 31.08.2017 @ 11.43PM)
Mate! These are AWESOME! :D
I'd deffo buy at least one of these.
I'm doing the same thing with my two boys.
When I say "with my two boys", they seem to be taking quite a passive role in the venture.
Posted 30.08.2017 @ 10.55PM
Not sure if it's any good but I found this free e-book:
"The Design Comedy: How To Get Out Of Client Hell"
(Just drop in some details to download the .PDF.)
Posted 30.08.2017 @ 10.55PM
haha so good @scotty
I've been working on launching my own clothing brand, I had a pop up shop here in Brisbane the weekend just gone, it went well. Here's some photos of the shirts and such, I'll be launching the online store in about a week or so, feel free to follow me on instagram too - https://www.instagram.com/on.our.own.co/
Posted 26.08.2017 @ 11.29AM
@Scotty all of what you said resonates with me - I've been working in the industry for over 14 years, both in an agency and as an inhouse corporate designer and when you place a dollar value on a job, it does change a client's psychology about the work and how the process rolls through. Although they have indicated that there is more work to come, given the current situation and how the design process has been treated so far, I think I'm going to politely decline being able to do more work until they can pay for any upcoming projects that they would like done.
It's a shame that some clients only see the designer as a means to an end, rather than an experienced professional with good advice and industry experience so they know what they're talking about when presenting concepts and rationale behind creative work. Anyone with off-the-shelf software these days thinks they can call themselves a designer, it's almost laughable except I've seen it too many times to count.
@Dan well I certainly am going to stand up for myself, I was just wanting some opinions on how to carefully word a response while still being professional about it all. I have grown many 'pairs' during my career but wanted to open a discussion with my fellow designers as a sounding board to this predicament. Thanks for your feedback.
Posted 30.07.2017 @ 9.43AM
It's retail @Dan, Coles for a couple of months. I hear you, I had a short term contract at KPMG once, very dry - they didn't even have cake (mind you they've sponsored a few events I've run and they put on a good spread there).
I'm with you @scotty on being an employee. I'm looking forward to getting into the onsite gym next week though - time to get my pre-baby body back!