Monday, November 30, 2009

RE: !PHOTOGRAPHERS! (Manhattan)

Date: 2009-11-30, 4:59PM EST
Reply to: gigs-2ppbc-1488737259@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

The posting below is a joke!
In New York, the intense expense for printing up large images and framing them is overwhelming.
Any photographer or artist who shells out the money for this will understand that financial hurt real quick!
It also takes a real fool, not to know that there is less than a 1% chance of anyone at a gallery showing, actually hiring a photographer for anything.
That's just not the way the industry works!
People don't look at fanciful, artistic photographs at an art showing, then turn around and hire you to do fashion, weddings, product photography or other wise.
Hoping for a chance of that is incredibly unrealistic.
Promising photographers "Industry Exposure" in exchange for the expense and effort they endure to put a showing together is simply absurd.
The only individual(s) to benefit from such a crack-pot situation is the "venue".
If you're a young photographer starting out, do yourself a favor and ignore this idiotic type of posting!


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We are looking for show your work throughout December.
We want your edgy artistic stuff to show alongside live music and catwalk runway shows.

Send us your weblinks for immediate consideration.

* Location: Manhattan
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: INDUSTRY EXPOSURE

Location: Manhattan
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: no pay
PostingID: 1488737259

Monday, November 23, 2009

Re: Upstart Celebrity blah blah blah (NYC)

Date: 2009-11-22, 3:00PM EST
Reply to: gigs-h4hyp-1477654448@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Why do people think just because they put INTERN in the posting, they should get free help? Can someone please answer this for me? I am going to create a posting that says dress maker intern... so I can get free clothes. and the intern has to provide all material, and their own sewing machine. and they also have to travel to me to fit me... all in the name of experience. That sounds good right?

I am not even a graphic designer or any other profession that commonly gets abused and used... but it still seems unconscionable to me.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

DESIGNER SEEKS RESTAURANT FOR FOOD

DESIGNER SEEKS RESTAURANT FOR FOOD (Uranus)

Date: 2009-11-14, 1:59PM EST
Reply to: gigs-zsk8u-1465914676@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Seeking restarant to supply free meals for awsome designer!!
No Pay involved but it will be Great exposure as I will tell everyone how deliciuos your food is!!!!
PLUS, you will get credit on a poster I designed just for you!!!!
Please`send samples of your food so we can pick the best one!!!!!





ORIGINAL POST:


RESTAURANT SEEKS DESIGNER FOR NEW BRAND IDENTITY (Manhattan)
Date: 2009-11-13, 11:37AM EST
Reply to: gigs-cn8yq-1464228685@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Our restaurant company (2 locations) is going through a re-concept and we're looking for a designer to give our brand a new look. Not talking about interior design, more signage/logo/brand identity etc... Can't pay much but this is a hugely visible way to develop something for a budding portfolio. Looking forward to reveiwing your work and talking! Send a link to samples to us and we'll be in touch.


* Location: Manhattan
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: not much but good opportunity for portfolio. also lots of free food

Location: Uranus
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: bend over