10 Lies told to Newbie Artists & Designers

By heather at 9:01 pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A painfully true list… Here 10 of the many lies told to newbie artists & designers…

  1. 1. “Do this one cheap (or free) and we’ll make it up on the next one.”
  2. 2. “We never pay a cent until we see the final product.”
  3. 3. “Do this for us and you’ll get great exposure! The jobs will just pour in!”
  4. 4. “Well, we aren’t sure if we want to use you yet, but leave your material here so I can talk to my partner/investor/wife/clergy.”
  5. 5. “Well, the job isn’t CANCELLED, just delayed.”
  6. 6. “Contract? We don’t need no stinking contact! Aren’t we friends?”
  7. 7. “Send me a bill after the work goes to press.”
  8. 8. “The last guy did it for XXX dollars.”
  9. 9. “Our budget is XXX dollars, firm.”
  10. 10. “We are having financial problems. Give us the work, we’ll make some money and we’ll pay you.”

Check out the rest of the article written by Mark W. Lewis at PainterCreativity.com

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Comment by Ayelet

November 16, 2006 @ 6:17 am

oh, that is so SO true.. You know, if I had a cent (or shekel, here) for every time I heard one of those lines.. :)

Thanks for this, it really made me feel I’m not alone.

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