The Microhierax Chronicles on NO!SPEC

Understanding No!Spec

Why say No to Speculative Work?

1. No Guarantee
2. Unprofessional
3. Lack of Professional Research
4. Needs of the client not met
5. Myopic
6. Undermines consultive benefits
7. Undervalues the profession
8. Pitches and design don’t mix
9. Red Flags
10. The lack of contract does not a professional make

After visiting the website (, I realized that I have indeed taken spec work in the past and I was not getting paid for it. It was such a waste of talent and creativity.

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