Hello? Anybody Out There? - Let's Get Those Fingers Moving
Maybe the comment function isn't working. Maybe there is simply nothing to be said after reading my thorough and investigative entries. Or, maybe you're all too busy to take the time to say, "Good job" or You're a loser" or even "Fuck off". All I ask for is a little communication so I can feel the love - or hate - as it may be.
So, I'm going to start a new and interactive program on my GDF blog. It's called "What would you do?", or WWYD.
I plan to set up mock scenarios that I've come up against or experienced in the graphic design world and pose the question of what you'd do in a similar situation. Would you be interested and willing to participate in that? It would be really good to get some dialog on the pressing issues of the day.
That being said, Situation Number 1 is this:
You've been freelancing, or otherwise doing some design work on the side, when a good friend or friend-of-the-family approaches you and wants a logo or business card designed for their new business. You know, it would be something like a massage business or a life coach.
They're really into it and just know that you could help them out because "you do such good work". They've never really worked with a graphic designer before, know it wouldn't take too much time, and "it would be really simple to do". They're more than willing to pay you for your work, of course, but don't know what you charge. "It can't be that much" since it's "such an easy job".
How would you handle this and what would you do?
Please post your comments below and let's get some action going on here. I can promise nothing but a good time - and maybe some interesting interaction.