Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines)

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical guidelines, 12th Edition is the industry bible, containing information all graphic artists and their clients need to buy and sell work in a totally professional manner. This edition has been revised and updated to provide all the information you need to compete in an industry moving at lightning speed.

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By Michael (Mountain View, CA) · ★★★★★ · October 29, 2008
Here's what I love about these books.
Someone in marketing gets the great idea, 'Hey, let's have a logo design contest and the winner gets... um, $100.'
I feel like saying, 'Hey, our toilet's broken. Let's have a plumbing contest..'
Instead I retain my professionalism and say that's unethical. You... ...more
By Alison · ★★★★★ · May 23, 2012
I would never have survived as a freelance artist without this book. It is a must read for any designer or for anyone planning to hire a designer. It covers everything from pay scales to deliverables and even includes sample contracts and invoices to help new freelancers get started. ...more
By Janice (Garland, TX) · ★★★★★ · December 23, 2014
A must-read for anyone in the graphic design business. This is The Bible for the industry. It can also be helpful for web designers too. But a total must for graphic design. ...more
By กิตติ (Bangkok, 40, Thailand) · June 22, 2014
Thank you ...more
By Jen (Saint Paul, MN) · ★★★☆☆ · July 22, 2011
A requirement for a class. This is a handy reference for anyone in the arts, though as I'm not a graphic artist, I was constantly mentally editing out what wasn't applicable. Sometimes it felt as though I were reading want ads for job descriptions that I was unqualified for (the graphic arts comm... ...more
By Chrissy (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · March 03, 2008
There were some helpful tidbits to help get my design business going, but for the most part I found the pricing suggestions to be astronomically higher than anyone in this area charges, and the formalities advised for dealing with clients were too, well, formal to be much use to me. ...more
By Inggita (Jakarta, Indonesia) · ★★☆☆☆ · August 07, 2007
you need this book if you're a graphic designer/illustrator practicing outside Indonesia. For those in Indonesia, you'll want to check the book as a reference of the myriads of jobs available in the industry and how to use the off-the shelves agreement and quotes. ...more
By Katrina (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · August 06, 2011
This book is suppose to be helpful in understanding how to price, do contracts, and other things when it comes to working with clients and vice-versus. ...more
By Lindsay · ★★★★☆ · December 05, 2010
Must own for any freelance designer. Really helps figure out everything it takes to get the job done and cover your business bases. ...more