Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines Paperback – Sep 29 2010
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You will learned a lot from reading it and it also comes with legal contract templates and invoices.
Very neat book and it has become my new bible every time I get freelance work. Lots of information about how much you should charge for any type of work.
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Fact is, this edition was barely on target when published in 2010. Today, it's quaint. Please, please, GAG, write a revised version for the market we inhabit in 2012-13. I certainly can't use your 2010 book any more.
One reviewer criticized the cover and felt embarrassed referencing it to clients. Tastes vary and I also have not been a fan of the cover designs over the years. I don't reference this book to my clients because it isn't intended for that. In our studio we are interested in working with clients up to a point. Many of them are not educated about the process. I try to guide them and explain to them the difference in services and that a great design idea will make them money instead of costing them. We also encourage them to do research and talk to some of our happy clients and other designers because we feel that there has to be a good fit for a successful outcome.
This book is and has been *the* resource for the creative profession and helps maintain a high standard while preserving a living wage, especially in light of out sourcing and crowd sourcing. This book reminds us of the value our ideas and their manifestation bring to the table and helps us maintain a higher standard in a competitive world that is frequently undercut by laymen or lack of talent.
My assistant is venturing out on her own and beginning to build a freelance business. I introduced her to this guide (I was surprised she didn't know already) and she raved about the wealth of information and how perfectly the book fits her needs.
There are many great business books for creative professionals, "Pricing and Ethical Guidelines" is a staple in every creative studio.