How to Price Your Design Jobs And Get Paid On Time
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Trailer: How To Price Your Design Jobs and Get Paid On Time1:55
1. DOWNLOAD Your Price List Worksheet0:59
2. Level Of Experience1:47
3. Quality Of Work1:46
4. Why You Should Never Under Charge2:02
5. Let The Wrong Clients Walk2:17
6. Time Vs. Task Pricing3:31
7. The Power Of Deposits2:28
8. How To Quote A Job Over Email2:09
9. Invoicing Design Clients5:22
10. Project and Encouragement2:26
About This Class
This course is for: Artists, Designers, Illustrators and Hand Letterers.
I have been running my own freelance design business for over 10 years and have learned many lessons when it comes to pricing, deposits and invoicing. I work mainly in the music, entertainment and wine industries.
In this course, I have created an effective and simple work sheet to help you honestly consider your creative work experience, the quality of your work and the type of work you are asked to create.
By the end of this course you will have a solid price list so you can be CONFIDENT when clients ask for your pricing.
In this class, you will discover:
- your level of experience
- the quality level of your work
- why you should never under charge for your time
- why it's ok to let the wrong clients walk away
- time vs. time pricing
- how to write a proper quote email to new clients
- the power of deposits
- invoicing like a pro
I believe that the myth of the "starving artist" is a thing of the past!
I look forward to you joining my course and please feel free to ask me any questions! Also I love reviews!
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For me, figuring out how I will charge people has been, hands down, THE MOST stressful facet of doing freelance graphic design work. Melanie Greenwood's class offers a nice, basic overview of a strategy that focuses on creating and adhering to a price list. I plan on adopting this as my primary means of quoting people who approach me for work, and I think it will make the process much less stressful on my end. However, I think it will still require tailoring to your individual means; particularly if you are approached for projects that you are very capable of doing, but don't get approached to do all that often, or if you are regularly approached to produce multi-element visual systems centered around a single concept or graphic. There is useful information here, none the less, to think about and incorporate into your own pricing system. There are so many different ways of going about pricing your work...I think this one is beneficial in that it takes the guesswork out of pricing, and offers you and your clients some stability and consistency.
Vision City is an graphic design and illustration studio that began as doodles in Melanie Greenwood's sketchbook, while touring Europe with rock musicians in moving vehicles. As a former Model with Elmer Olsen Model Management and graphic design graduate from George Brown college (Toronto, ON), Melanie always had a special passion for music branding and inspirational messaging. When she founded Vision City in the spring of 2009, her work consisted of promotional campaigns for bands and record labels around the world, including photography, album artwork, t-shirt design, concert posters and logo design.
After moving to California in 2011 with her musician husband Chris, (AKA "Manafest") Melanie felt compelled and inspired to find a deeper purpose for her artwork. Thus, the very first Vision City screen print collection was born on November 15, 2011, consisting of 12 black and white inspirational concepts known as the "Born For This" Collection. The collection sold successfully on a private Etsy store and was quickly picked up by FAB, which created a world wide platform for the collection. She continued to develop art print series and showcase in a variety of LA art shows including Unique LA and Renegade Craft Fair. The Vision City brand quickly became known for black and white uplifting illustrations. In the spring of 2013, Melanie had the honour of having a selection of VC art pieces screened onto canvas and added to the fall 2013 collection of the National Children's Decor Retailer, Land of Nod. Vision City was awarded "Artwork of the year" at the 2012 CMGA Music Awards for her work with "The Color" album art.
Vision City is now a tri-purpose company offering design service, art products and now online education. Melanie continues to work within the music industry while developing the VC art collections. Her newest passion is teaching other artists to develop business practices for their design services, so they too can pursue their dreams. "Vision is not only the ability to see, but also the ability to dream".