Thursday, December 18, 2008

TO ALL GRAPHIC DESIGNERS DO NOT WORK FOR GEORGE ELIAS (NYC)

(Found this posted in Gigs today)

Reply to: gigs-962564123@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-12-18, 10:24AM EST


Dear Graphic designers please do not work for GEORGELIAS FROM MEETANDBEAT if you know him or the name is familiar he's seeking designers to do free work and no pay, claims to pay you which he will not.

No not offer anything unless your paid for it.

Don't flag unless you know it's right.. I'm here for the rights of hard working designers seeking work and no games.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

RE: ATTN: Cheapskates- "Experience & Credit" doesn't cut it anymore (Reality)

Re:ATTN: Cheapskates- "Experience & Credit" doesn't cut it anymore - (Agreed)

Reply to: gigs-952234084@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-12-10, 5:54AM EST


I agree... to all of you so called employers, don't use the economy as an excuse to belittle our work. Please not that graphic design is considered the most mentally intensive work field besides that of the doctorate field because of our need to understand a certain psychology in order to deliver effective ideas. We bring forth years of training, experience, and techniques that are both invaluable and utilize knowledge of culture, emotion, and application.

If you want to barter for service... start your own country, and trade a horse, for a few gallons of milk and egg laying hens...

We pay bills, just as you do.

PS, a Designer is a Designer because of his or her ability to ADJUST to your project and develop an array of styles. Because you don't see specific work, doesn't mean we can't do it. Just because your Doctor doesn't carry around your medicine, doesn't mean he or she can't fill your prescription.



Location: Agreed
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: If you want your designs to be nice... BE nice to your designers... otherwise, buy photoshop elements and have some fun by yourself...
PostingID: 952234084


(original)

ATTN: Cheapskates- "Experience & Credit" doesn't cut it anymore (Reality)

Reply to: gigs-952226696@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-12-10, 5:11AM EST


Graphics Designers, Web Designers, Photoshop experts, Motion Graphic Designers, and everyone else do not want credit in your worthless film, and we don't care about your precious experience. We want money, just like everyone else.

Creative jobs isn't just a fancy term for freebies. We are providing a service that no one else can provide. It's called 'creative' for a reason. Sure you could hire some random guy to whip up a flier for you, but we are specially trained to know what sells. We know how customers and consumers react to design. We study it for years and know that a good flier or website could be the difference between keeping your company in business or not.

Just because you don't think it takes a lot of skill or talent to design something doesn't mean that we aren't using years and years of experience and skill to put together something looks professional. So please stop insulting us with your promises of "possible paid work in the future" and "credit on our short film". It just doesn't cut it.


Location: Reality
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: Anything!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

RE: Need PowerPoint Graphics EXPERT (Are You Kidding Me?)

Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-12-09, 3:52PM EST


$10/hour.
For PowerPoint.

Any self respecting expert in doing the one program that graphic designers hate working in will get at least $50/hour, and that's on the LOW end. Average price is $65/hour. If I were desperate for work, I would take $40/hour or $30/hour. $10/hour is an insult.

If it's so easy, why don't you do it yourself?

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Need PowerPoint Graphics EXPERT (Park Slope, Brookyn)
Reply to: gigs-951472248@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-12-09, 3:17PM EST


Need Powerpoint EXPERT to help with a PowerPoint presentation.
MUST be an EXPERT at PowerPoint. No novices.

Not looking for flash, photoshop, only PowerPoint.

I'm a skilled graphic designer so I'll know if you know your stuff.

Please send links of your work.

Job pays $10 per hour and is a 1 day job.



* Location: Park Slope, Brookyn
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: $10 per hour

PostingID: 951472248




Monday, December 1, 2008

RE: LOGO DESIGN CONTEST - Due Thursday 12/4

Reply to: gigs-939623991@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-11-30, 6:39PM EST


So basically you expect designers to work for free, with the chance of getting TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in case they "win"?

Do you have the slightest idea of how much work it takes to design a good logo? What kind of professionals are you and, worse, what kind of "designers" you think will respond to an ad like that? Grow a clue.

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Logo Design Contest - Submit as many entries as you wish to depict the title:

"Better Sales Starts with a Better You"
OR
"Better Student Leadership Starts with a Better You."

Be creative, this is for a logo for a book cover/event materials branding. Looking for different fonts/colors and the "image behind the words" ..
Please submit in a .jpg format by 12/4/08 at 12PM. Winner will be announced on Friday by 6PM.
Submit to: aputtman@mac.com


Location: Atlanta, GA
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: $200.00 for winning submission


it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: Two hundred dollars - doesn't pay for an Illustrator license but whatever
PostingID: 939623991