I'm sent these types of videos from friends who often deal with these misconceptions. Also articles and video lectures by creative professionals expressing their challenges with clients expecting them to provide work for "exposure" and credit. I'm not sure when those two things took the place for money but if we're all returning to a barter system or my rent, equipment and bills no longer cost me actual money, then I'd be more willing to consider a trade but until then accepting anything less than proper compensation for my images, time and skill is not going to happen. How many of you out there are also experiencing this? How are you handling it?
you had me at fuck you.
there's a lot of good advice for creatives out on their own learning as they go.
Our speaker at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings (creativemornings.com) was Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio (muledesign.com). This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit (who also hosted the event at their office in the Mission).
A big giant thank you to Chris Whitmore (whitmoreprod.com) for offering to shoot and edit the video. Photos were graciously provided by Rawle Anders (twitter.com/rawle42).
The San Francisco chapter of Creative Mornings is run by Greg Storey (twitter.com/brilliantcrank).
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