Im just starting out doing poster design, and I've got a question. I have an job to do some handbills for a bar, and I have no idea what to ask for the job. The deal is for me to do a monthly calender and bi-monthly handbills. I just want to be in the ballpark with what to expect. thanks,
There is a book called The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, Pricing and Ethical Guidelines isbn 0-932102-08-5 that some artists use as a starting point to estimate jobs. It's a good book to have, but due to the nature of the book, I think they publish one every year as an update to the last.
Most bars & promoters are notoriously known for not wanting to pay very much, so my advice would be to start a bit higher than you really want and negotiate a little until both parties are happy.
Good luck with your project!
The Poster Mistress
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We at factor27 make nada for posters. We are lucky if we make any money back through selling them. We do posters 'cause we love to screen. For regular commercial print & web work we usually bill at $75 an hour and higher as the project demands, i.e. short deadlines, etc.
You can also goto aquent.com and request the AIGA Aquent salary annual. It is a general yearly booklet listing regional and national pricing for different types of creative work. Hope that helps.
Besides, some artists get their money from govt grants.... but is that only here in the states? Do you Brits (& other countries) have programs that take money from people who earn it to use in grant programs, also?