Well, I’m back…
I’ve been quite busy the last few years, working two or three or even four different jobs at once, anything from sales at the late lamented FutureShop, to teaching at the NSCC, to doing a little writing, research and development in the film world. And now that FutureShop, my main job for the last 3.5 years, has bit the dust, it seems my options are wide open. It is likely I will head back into sales of some kind – that is where the money is and it is a lot more fun that I would have thought. But I am also thinking of doing more freelance graphic design work, just a few little things here and there, more for exposure and testing the old waters than anything else. I also will continue working on film and TV projects, hoping that one catches the right eye at the right time.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing some research on the modern crapshoot that is the graphic design market. It seems there are lots of options out there for consumers to obtain decent graphic design, but as with anything, templates and clip art can only do so much: talent and perseverance rises above the dross, and always commands a price. But what is that price? What should a graphic designer charge? I’ve been thinking of this a lot and so far, have tracked down some interesting links: