Conversations

Below are spec discussions in forums and in the comments of blog posts. All are informative. More will be added. And no, we don’t agree with all of the opinions posted.

Sites:
biznik.com: Five Big Logo Mistakes That Will Cost You
biznik.com: Working on Spec?
blogs.graphicdesignforum.com: AIGA Examines Spec Work and the Future of Design
brandclay.com: My Experience in Spec Work
brianyerkes.com: Logo Design Contests – Good or Bad
chrisbrogan.com: A Perfect Dichotomy
escapefromillustrationisland.com: Spec Work Confessional
freelancefolder.com: What’s Your Take On Spec Work?
greyscalegorilla.com: Say No To Spec Work on your Demo Reel
greyscalegorilla.com: Why the NO SPEC Movement Isn’t Working.
headspacedesign.ca: 99designs: Hacks and Cheapskates unite!
ideasonideas.com: Is Tim Ferriss acting like an asshole?
mathewbrowne.com: Nightmare web design clients
nclud.com: Why We Can’t Do Spec Work
siegeredwolf.deviantart.com: :::SAY NO TO SPEC ART:::
thepixlpusher.com: Is spec work unethical?
underconsideration.com: Speak Up: Opportunity or Opportunistic?
xemion.com: 99designs.com: a warning to freelancers

Forums:
graphicdesignforum.com: Don’t Work for Free – Read this post from a Craigslist Artist
freelanceswitch.com: Spec work for an interview?
illustrationfriday.com: Illustration Contest
odesk.com: Buyers who ask for sample/spec work
typophile.com: My submission for Goal Logo contest
typophile.com: Typophile: The Caravan Project

Schools:
gcom313: Spec work: Comment Assignment #2

Youtube:
NO!SPEC Video by Yasmin Kercher : NO!SPEC
SXSWi 2009: Is Spec Work Evil? The Online Creative Community
Vendor Client Video: The Vendor Client relationship – in real world situations
Web Designer vs Client: Make my website for free

Client side
chrisbrogan.com: A Perfect Dichotomy

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