How to price Graphic Design Services
I say this with great pride. Over the past 25 years I have had countless requests from fellow designers to share my contracts and proposals with them and I do. We all need to do our part to create a level playing field where artists and art buyers are in tune with industry expectations. Especially today with the worlds door left wide open on the interwebs.
It seems to me selling, buying and estimating creative services remains a great mystery or is some long kept secret. It’s not and it’s all right here in the Graphic Artist Guild’s Handbook “Pricing and Ethical Guidelines”. This is and has been our go-to reference guide for almost everything about quoting, contracts and the basics of being a professional creative. It’s not just for creatives. It’s also for buyers of branding, illustration, packaging, graphics and most all design services.
Here’s the link to the book. Do yourself and industry a favor and buy it. Learn from it. Knowledge is power. You’re welcome. – Drew
We work with international brands and boot-strapping start-ups helping them refine and create a working “seed-to-tree” brand experience including Brand DNA strategy/positioning, corporate/product identity, consumer packaging, marketing campaigns and lots of graphic design. We have experienced in sports nutrition, sporting goods, technical products, fashion, food, beverage and spirits, games and toys.