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NO!SPEC on digg

Please digg this –>>NO!SPEC Launches

The mission of NO!SPEC is to educate both clients and Visual Communication designers (also known as ‘graphic’ designers) about the nature of speculative, or “spec” work. It also serves as a vehicle to unite designers who support the notion that spec work devalues the potential of design and ultimately does a disservice to the client.

mediabistro.com: UnBeige on NO!SPEC

mediabistro.com: UnBeige: And Then They Never Talked About Spec Work Again…

We’re back to eating up every last bit of words with this whole ongoing spec thing. This writer has seen enough to understand that he was wrong in the spec department. He was thinking more along the lines of creating to help your portfolio, and maybe in the film industry that’s different, this spec stuff, or maybe it’s because he’s lonely and sad and this was the pitiful cry for help he’s been hoping you’ll hear. Whimper.

Whatever the case, all thoughts of spec are banished after you see No-Spec, a new site we found via Designers Who Blog the last time we were rethinking all of this.

Creativebits on NO!SPEC

creativebits: This concerns you guys so check it out!

The mission of NO!SPEC is to educate both clients and Visual Communication designers (also known as ‘graphic’ designers) about the nature of speculative, or “spec” work. It also serves as a vehicle to unite designers who support the notion that spec work devalues the potential of design and ultimately does a disservice to the client. We encourage those who are like-minded to support this effort by placing a “NO!SPEC” logo on your site, distributing the “NO!SPEC” poster created by top Illustrator Von Glitschka from Glitschka Studios, as well as contributing your thoughts, comments, articles and insights. The only requirement for participation is putting the appropriate value on your profession.

Web Design Times and NO!SPEC

Stop by Web Design Times and join in on the Say NO! to Spec discussion (yes, cat had a go).

In an effort to educate Visual Communication Designers and those who use their services, on the damaging effects caused by spec work and spec-based design contests, a group of designers from all over the globe banned together, fueled by passion and a lot of caffeine, to bring NO!SPEC to the public.

Jack Yan on NO!SPEC

Jack Yan speaks out on Spec education.

It’s something I have been against for years, especially when AGDA campaigned against it with its members.

The idea is that the designer gets zilch in order to ‘pitch’ for a job. Hours are invested, and ideas, more often than you think, are appropriated. It devalues the work of all designers. I’ve added one graphical link in the sidebar, but you can surf as readily to her site from here to see how you can help.

For more, be sure to visit: Spec education.

Deluxe Lab on NO!SPEC

Deluxe Lab quoting Tom Stephan on Deluxe Lab, Webspotting: Go Spec Yourself!

I really wanted a tattoo, but I had no idea what I wanted – I just wanted a tattoo.

So I went to four or five different tattoo studios and said: hi guys, I want a tattoo, and it has to be cool and it has to be something that says “this is me, this is who i am, and after you decide who I am and what I want to tell the world, I will pay you for it and you can tattoo it on my arm. If I don’t like it, I can always have it removed later.”