Today I was looking through the design posts on Craig’s List, like I do, to see what freelance design listings are out there, and shoot off a quick email to any that sound interesting. It’s a quick little thing I do bi-weekly that could bring me my next client, and at the least gets the brand out there. Well, I came across a post that included the following:
PLEASE NOTE: We are not looking for a college student or hobbyist or a social networker who stays up all night and surfs the Internet with their friends and designs graphics out of their bedroom for t-shirts. ONLY PROFESSIONALS SHOULD APPLY.
Now I’m not simply being defensive because I’m writing this from the same room as my bed (though this side of the room is clearly business only), but that whole combination of words is just so out of touch with reality. I know some of the most talented designers around, and almost every one of them designs graphics for t-shirts out of their bedroom, surfs the internet with friends and stays up all night. Artists tend to not exactly live the 9-5 office lifestyle, and you would think anyone wanting a truly talented designer would realise that.
Good luck with your production artist, nameless medical company.
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