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Subject:Re: graphics designer needed for logo help From:voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:17:59 -0400
That's a rather broad brush. I neither work for a big company nor with
enormous budgets. I am simply a "living wage" advocate, and believe that
people should get paid for work that they do.
One more thing to keep in mind when asking for spec work in contests is that
(if you do some research into it) you as a client are going to be
responsible for making sure your logo doesn't infringe on anyone else's
trademark, nor is it ripped off from another artist (or clip art or derived
from stock photography violating their license agreement), which is what
happens frequently on the cheap logo contest websites (according to
information from specwatch.info site)
Off the top of my head, GAG (Graphic Artists' Guild - to which I belong) and
AIGA are the big professional graphic artist organizations in the US.
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Dana Worley (MVP/JB)
> <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com> wrote:
> > I see these kinds of contests more geared to someone like myself when I
> > wanted a logo for my fused glass business. It's something I do on the
> Now that all the people who work for big companies with enormous
> budgets have criticized my attempt to be helpful, I'm glad to see at
> least *one* person chime in about how a contest might be useful for
> smaller companies. And I've had at least two gigs at companies that
> needed design work but had minimal budgets for it (for example, for a
> conference logo that needed much less brand identity than a product or
> company logo).
> And yes, I did consider the fact that people are being asked to do
> submit unpaid design work. I should have known that folks on this
> list would jump on my case for that. But I also thought about the
> fact that reviewing previous winning designs might be a way to find a
> designer or three that you might contact privately, for an individual
> consultation. I supposed I could have saved myself grief if I'd
> written a longer post and explained that.
> Does anyone on the list know of a web sight that lists working
> designers? Is there a professional organization for professional
> designers that has listings where you can locate designers in your
> That would have been more helpful for the OP.
> Who is feeling a bit abused at the moment....
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