Thank you FB memories for reminding me of this little rant Ellison’s a little fired up but he definitely tells the story behind the story for many visual artists and content creators today

Thank you FB memories for reminding me of this little rant Ellison’s a little fired up but he definitely tells the story behind the story for many visual artists and content creators today. I have to say I find it unbelievable that this keeps happening in 2017. I’m fortunate to work as a full time creative for years now but even today I randomly get emails or calls from people who want me to do creative work for free. Like as work for free. And I’m not alone; (too) many friends and acquaintances, many of them reputable professionals who’s work you can recognize in banners, magazines, books, music videos etc, keep talking about this. But it’s not (entirely) the clients’ fault: Speaking for many of us creative workers, I encourage talented amateur photographers/visual/content artists to educate themselves about their CODB, fine print in contracts, usage of their work and real value of “exposure” based gigs. Some things just don’t make sense. Accepting gigs for unfair compensation hurts all of us, it creates the false impression that we do this just for fun. Here’s the thing we spend a lot of our time and money to be the professionals we are, we produce content that greatly multiplies sales, improves the image and add incredible value to the business or live of our clients, who should offer good value to us in exchange. Super basic. We work hard just like everyone else, miss personal events and birthdays, go to work when we fell unwell, pay high bills like everyone else. So how come are we still asking for a little respect? We love our clients and want some love back:) I raise these questions for thinking and information. P.S: Big love to my respectable and overall rad clients here, you know who you are 😉
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