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Tweet for Illustrators

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by leepaulvickersdesign, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Just saw this tweet for Illustrators, thought I'd share.

  2. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    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?
  3. I never followed the links, but yeh, that looks quite optimistic!
  4. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    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)
  6. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Pay peanuts = get monkeys.

    Yet I'm STILL interested... :D

  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Ha, I bagged that one this morning.
    Contacted to try for one can live on that sort of money.
  8. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    It says the hours are flexible.

    Anyone read 4-Hour Work Week?:)
  9. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I'm sure it would be interesting work. Worth a try for the contacts alone.
  10. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    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?

    Yeah Ive been thinking it must be part time.
  11. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Ninja turtle. Oi get off my pizza!
  12. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I just fancy one of those...
  13. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I think Donatello is your type....
  14. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    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
  15. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I only managed to read half of it before I got lost so I may be able to manage an 8 Hour Work Week:)

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