Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Spec-work is uncool!

Last year I entered my work into a design competition, in attempt to win the major prize. I made the shortlist, but did not win over all.

I was saddened to see Fruchocs launch a campaign based off a design that also did not win! I read the terms and conditions after, and found out that once something was entered in the competition, it became the property of the company. :O

This has made me think twice about entering competitions. The company can pick from dozens of different designs and not pay the designers a cent! I think this is wrong!

I'm glad I have learned an important lesson. Graphic designers, artists and illustrators get screwed over a lot in their industry. What clients don't realise is that time is money. One unpaid job or cancellation can be devastating for someone trying to support themselves.

stay classy folks