Free Pitching Vs. Work Experience
16th February, 2012 by Sarah Stephenson
When you think of volunteer & work experience in graphic design is it any different to free pitching. AGDA explains that free pitching is a bad idea for many different reasons. But I’m not convinced?
Free Pitching goes on and on about not receiving any pay, deadline or anything. But that's not the real truth of it.
This depends on the clients. If it’s work experience or a volunteer environment. They might supply you with materials and tools. At the moment a printing place is helping my client and is giving him a good deal on prints. So my only job here is to design & hand in the designs to the printing place & than they hand it over to my client. No strings attached to me.
This might count as Free Pitching. People lay it down as difficult because they choose the wrong clients and environment. To collected Right clients visit charities, locals schools & churches. They might be collecting volunteers and they might need interesting talents and skills. I applied and in the end got good results.
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