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Aug 23rd

Should illustrators work for free?

Whether or not illustrators should work for free is a consistently hot topic. It's a vicious cycle. Clients will always ask you to work for free, and there will always be some illustrators that will work for free. There's no easy answer, the best you can do is to try to sort out the genuinely good opportunities from situations where a client is taking advantage of you.

Whether or not illustrators should work for free is a consistently hot topic. It’s a vicious cycle. Clients will always ask you to work for free, and there will always be some illustrators that will work for free.
There’s no easy answer, the best you can do is to try to sort out the genuinely good opportunities from situations where a client is taking advantage of you.

Should you work for free?

Whether or not illustrators should work for free is a consistently hot topic. It’s a vicious cycle. Clients will always ask you to work for free, and there will always be some illustrators that will work for free. There’s no easy answer, the best you can do is to try to sort out the genuinely good opportunities from situations where a client is taking advantage of you.

In this video, we’ll cover some of the questions you can ask yourself and your client to help you make an informed decision when the question is inevitably asked.

Some great resources and articles here:

http://shouldiworkforfree.com/
http://businessofillustration.com/work-free/
https://twitter.com/forexposure_txt
https://www.format.com/magazine/galleries/illustration/for-exposure-artist-work-free https://theaoi.com/2020/04/02/should-illustrators-work-for-free/ https://medium.com/@worthittsocial/why-should-an-artist-never-work-for-free-7fe43e55fe3a

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