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man holding a cardboard with "will work for free"

No more debating over “work for free”, please.

There is so much debate on “Should designers work for free?” topic that makes my eyes roll all over my face. It really doesn’t matter if they should or not. The reality is they are doing it. Should water spill if you tilt the recipient just a bit? No, because is frustrating for us, clumsy people to get wet on our shoes.

And yes, they should do it, if you ask me. Afterwards crying is learning.

Senior designers should be thankful for their existence. This way, the client has the best chance to learn making the difference. Why is this happening? Because old designers are not dying fast enough or new designers are being born too fast. The market is shrinking and dumping prices are inevitable. Survival mode should be on instead of whining mode.

Rookie clients belong to rookie designers. “Senior” clients will look more for senior designers, will sniff out for them better.

There is a totally different story when experienced designers start working for free; we better hope they have a great plan from which, again, we’re all going to learn something.

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Adrian Costea