Tag: clients

  • NO!SPEC’s Quote of the Century…

    Paul Rand paraphrased by Steve Jobs I will solve your problem for you. And you will pay me. And you don’t have to use the solution. If you want options, go talk to other people. But I’ll solve the problem for you the best way I know how. And you can use it or not […]

  • YouTube: The Vendor Client Relationship

    Are these real world situations? Or what? Please go to YouTube to see the video (they don’t want it embedded). The Vendor Client relationship – in real world situations. A huge thanks goes to Lee Healey from www.freelance-cartoonist.com for sending it by. Enjoy…

  • Comments on Spec Work and Crowdsourcing

    From the previous post, CreativePro: Spec Work and Crowdsourcing, I thought I’d grab a few of the opinions from the comments. Shale Grant said: Thanks for your constant and steadfast guard over working on spec. I’ve done both (have my own design firm and have submitted to Crowdspring and frankly no one’s forcing the designers […]

  • When Saying No Politely Gets You In the Door

    Dear NO!SPEC, Just wanted to share a recent email exchange I had with a prospective employer who asked candidates to do a test design on a new project. I liberally stole and altered sections from an article posted on your site: “Why Speculation Hurts,” by Robert Wurth. I’ve taken out the name of the company […]

  • Snog Blog with Dear Designer

    Dear Designer I am looking for a good designer to revamp our website and to redo our logo. I have spoken to my bosses and they think it’s a good idea, but we don’t know how much we want to spend yet. The cheaper the better of course! We’re not sure what we want our […]

  • The Stapler on NO!SPEC

    Dear Prospective Client I understand your apprehension. I really do. Hiring an independent writer – or programmer, or graphic designer, or anyone else – can at first seem to be a scary enterprise. There’s a bunch of us out there, and no one wants to make a bad decision. Both time and money are at […]

  • Did I mess up big time?

    Dear NO!SPEC, I checked out the NoSpec site and have a quick question on mockups and I would really appreciate it if you could give me some advice. Here’s the scenario. I just got off the phone with a potential client who’s looking for someone to design his logo. This happened a couple of hours […]

  • New to the Design Industry

    Dear Designer I have never worked with a designer before. A friend of mine told me that I can get you to work for free. My friend said that all I had to do is tell you that there is the possibility of more work if I choose your design. My friend said that I […]

  • Branding Request

    Dear Designer, After much discussion, my company has decided that it needs a complete image overhaul. We’d like our logo updated, as well as all of our marketing materials redesigned to better build our brand. We have many people placing ads for our company in different publications, and we need to have a standards manual […]