How much do designers charge?
4th November, 2009 by Sarah Hipsley
Hi! Like most designers I freelance on the side. However having been employed either by design studios or through creative recruitment agencies I never really have had to deal with the business/money side on things and never no how much to charge?
The kind of jobs I'm talking about are provided soley by myself and are usually for individuals or small businesses who need a logo/invitation/brochure/business card/postcard/website etc designed. I have 5-6 years experience.
I know pricing depends on many factors, but is there an industry standard or industry guide to design rates in Australia?
It would be extremely useful to know what standard professional rates are for a range of standard design services to used as a benchmark (primarily from sole-trading designers, but also from studios).
Also, can anyone help me with or refer me to a book where I can find the correct legal wording to put on quotes and invoices to protect myself from not getting paid?
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