Posted 14.03.2017 @ 4.38PM
An ad agency I worked for years ago created a work experience brief and essentially sent the student off for the week to attempt it. They would be come in for 2 hours a day to get help and show work and then could stay or go. It worked really well.
Studios could easily do this for eager students. The mentoring and advice would still be there but working on actual clients wouldn't. There is no real excuse for getting them to do real work.
Posted 20.01.2017 @ 4.50PM
i always start with a 5 hour concept fee so it covers new design and / or advertising idea.
I usually go an hour per page for brochures.
DL and signage might be 2-3 hours each depending on complexity and of course existing style guide.
But that doesn't take in to account print management, budget or size of client.
pretty simplistic and i often feel like its too much or too little!
i know alot of places that add lines items to puff up the costs. art direction+design+finished art
Posted 30.03.2016 @ 11.52AM
@zack486 - I don't think it is that hard to do for a set fee but I think it definitely depends on the brand.
I mean the story telling should follow on from the branding, speaking with the same tone, using the same kind of imagery. Normally its best to be reactive with social media stuff so setting a rough monthly calendar isn't a bad idea but dictating a period of time every couple of days to do stuff is a good option as well which is good for business. Normally social media stuff is better to be on a monthly retainer so you know you can dictate a certain amount of hours per month to it and such.
Posted 08.03.2016 @ 10.47AM
Thanks guys, @DAN sometimes it will be a long list but with others there will be one thing I can't do, say publication design of large documents. Sure I could learn but if i'm the only designer there I feel its risky if I run in to trouble or am unable to make the deadline.
@ZACK486 I am keen on a few positions I have seen and do want to apply, however in these roles there is noone to teach me I would be the solo designer.
sometimes even little things like running into an annoying 'glitch' or where is that function in photoshop that allows me to do 'x'. I can google but sometimes even that can chew up time for something so minor!
I work as an inhouse designer. Most jobs seem to be solo, so just not sure where to go from here.
Did most of you initially work under a senior designer? So far I have only worked solo. Worried that has now put me a bit behind.