Mister Alexander on NO!SPEC

Mister Alexander writing about ‘The dangers of Spec work’ for the Communication Design Studies at Virginia Western Community College.

… in the end, my inexperience and eagerness caused the loss of my own creative control and product, and my only payment was the 150 or so hot dogs that my sympathetic friend slid across the counter every time I stopped in to look at the stolen work (Thanks Christian!) While some of the dangers of Spec work are a bit hard to visualize, this one is easy to see. Creating Spec work can render your work completely worthless, and give a dishonest businessperson a free ride.

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