Charles Pillsbury III

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How to do free/spec work

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I love this concept on doing spec work. I know a lot of people just getting started are tempted to work for free, or on spec, and this idea of doing this for a local charity instead.

All of you students who are saying it’s great experience to post in the SitePoint contests, I applaud your initiative. It’s great that you’re getting out there. However, if you’re willing to work for such little money, one suggestion is that you contact a small non-profit near you (and if you believe in their mission, so much the better) and inquire if there’s any work that they need done for very low pay. Many smaller organizations don’t have very much money, but could really use help with their web site, logo, publications, etc. They’d get better quality design than what they’re used to (typically a volunteer clip-arting away in Publisher or Microsoft Word) and you’d get some money, experience, and pieces for your portfolio.

[From Spec work can damage your business | David Airey :: Graphic and Logo Designer]


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March 30th, 2008 at 10:35 am

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