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Monday, 20 March 2006

Topic: Freelance VS Fulltime
There was a wonderfull article in the Montreal Gazette today illustrating how to market oneself by not only selling your products or services but your philosophy as well.
I can't say that I agree more. That's how you stand out from the crowd and find your niche.
I have found that by giving more(like doing a little extra leg work, providing ideas before a quote etc.) you may run the risk of not getting paid however when it does pay off it's usualy 3 fold. It shows that you have creative passion,it says you can be counted on and you can deliver. This all ='s a good solid ground for building a business realtionship that may result in the communication mutual needed knowledge, or new contacts and or financial compensation. You'll never know unless you take that risk and get out there..what the worst? your out your time...the benefits far outweight that.

Posted by eclipsgraphics at 4:22 PM EST
Thursday, 16 March 2006
Changing Tides
Topic: Freelance VS Fulltime
In my career so far(since 94-95)having worked for other companies, freelanced for the majority of it from my own company I have had the opportunity to view the changing tides of the Industry of Design. From commercial Design and all it encompases to Graphic Design, Illustration, Desk Top Publishing to no artistic abilities needed.
When I first started out as a student, computers were only really available to work on in my second to last year of study. At the time most employers unless they were a Design Studio didn't have thier own Graphic Design or Marketing Divisions on staff. However today this is more and more the common trend.
So what becomes of the "freelancers"?
Do we go the way of the dinosaures?
There's still a niche for us out there....you just have to know where to look...not advisable for the faint of heart or hungry.

Posted by eclipsgraphics at 11:43 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 16 March 2006 4:54 PM EST

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