Graphic design rates

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by JE, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. JE

    JE Guest

    I'm trying to establish rates for photoshop design work - based in US -
    midwest area. Design fliers, brochures, ads. Any pointers, advice much
    JE, Jul 28, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    I'm trying to establish rates for photoshop design work - based in US -
    You say "Photoshop," then you say "design work." Which do you mean? Photoshop
    is not a design tool; you don't do fliers and brochures in Photoshop.

    If you do all your design and layout in Photoshop, best not to charge more than
    $5-7 an hour. On the other hand, if you're a graphic arts professional and you
    do image editing in Photoshop, layout in a page layout program such as
    QuarkXPress or Illustrator, and vector work such as logo design in Illustrator,
    you can expect to be compensated rather better.

    The first place i suggest you look is the Graphic Arts Guild's "Handbook of
    Pricing and Ethical Guidelines." You can order it online at

    It will answer these questions, and more.
    Tacit, Jul 28, 2004
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    Stuart Guest

    I assume there must be a UK equivalent somewhere, just need to find it...

    Stuart, Jul 28, 2004
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    Hecate Guest

    If you find it let me know - I'd like to see some comparisons :)
    Hecate, Jul 29, 2004
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