How to Price Your Design Jobs And Get Paid On Time

Melanie Greenwood, Designer & Founder of Vision City Studio

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11 Videos (27m)
    • Trailer: How To Price Your Design Jobs and Get Paid On Time

    • 1. DOWNLOAD Your Price List Worksheet

    • 2. Level Of Experience

    • 3. Quality Of Work

    • 4. Why You Should Never Under Charge

    • 5. Let The Wrong Clients Walk

    • 6. Time Vs. Task Pricing

    • 7. The Power Of Deposits

    • 8. How To Quote A Job Over Email

    • 9. Invoicing Design Clients

    • 10. Project and Encouragement


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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I believe this class is a great asset for those wanting to enter the Freelance Industry.
That was very helpful. Thank you so much!
great advice all the way !!





Melanie Greenwood

Designer & Founder of Vision City Studio

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".