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Tweet for Illustrators


Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#2
leelovesbikestoo said:
Just saw this tweet for Illustrators, thought I'd share.

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Wow, only £12k for a creative job in London? Times must be bad. Thanks Lee, I might still apply, although I'm not sure I could afford to live in London on that wage.

They say they want graduates hoping to break into the industry, then they ask for a successful graphic novel portfolio... Choose one!

Since when did successful artists in London work for minimum wage?
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#4
Who could live on that in London!? Never mind appropriate payment for the specific skills and experience they want.
 
#5
The graphics industry as a whole seems to have been devalued considerably over the last few years.

A prospective client told me today that she's just bought InDesign and Photoshop 'to do the basics herself', and that the freelancer she uses at the moment (who has a full-time job) gets paid £15p/h to do 'work on the side'.

If the public actually opened their eyes they would realise they are surrounded by cr*p design, produced by unskilled and inexperienced designers, propagated by employers or clients willing to pay peanuts for what is a highly skilled profession.

Time for a regulatory body for the graphic arts I think!

(Apologies for posting the link without checking it out)
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#10
I've popped them an email and slipped them a relevant sample of my work. And tried to tidy my carbonmade a bit.
I knew you'd hop onto that one Typo, like a ninja. Did you get a reply?

scotty said:
It says the hours are flexible.

Anyone read 4-Hour Work Week?:)
Yeah Ive been thinking it must be part time.
 

Greg

Active Member
#14
scotty said:
It says the hours are flexible.

Anyone read 4-Hour Work Week?:)
Great book, although I'm not sure they'd be overly impressed with outsourcing the work then having a virtual PA field any calls/email support :D