How to Negotiate a Lowball Offer

Unpaid Internships

People should turn down unpaid internships. It’s never gonna get better if people keep accepting these positions. They’re the ones who allow companies to keep doing this. If I have to find other things to do outside of work it’s guaranteed you won’t have me at 100% every morning

Say No to Spec Work

“Architects don’t give away their blueprints. Diners don’t fork out free meals. Personal Trainers don’t sign over their intellectual property on spec. This video pokes fun at the speculative creative bidding process in new business pitches.”

Exposure Dollars Don’t Pay My Bills

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If I submit something and it doesn’t get picked, I still want to be compensated for my time. Anyone who truly values my creative insight will compensate me. I went to college for this!

To quote Brandon Voss from The Deep End Design, “Let’s not support our industry with low salaries, it hurts everybody at the end of the day. Photographers have been able to keep it real for many years, and designers should keep it real”.