Hey... lets face it!!!
We all know its rough out there, too many job cuts, lay off, everyday there is less and less freelance jobs available...
But.... $200.00 for a logo?
Lets be real! We designers don't even get a full $200.00 pay.
for our design, our creativity, talent and knowledge.
This is really Sad, and NOT Fare!
I personally refuse to do any design on any client just wants to pay only $200,00 for a original logo design for his company. A Logo that will identifies his company and that he will use for the life of that company. Like Nike, Coca-Cola, Apple and so many others. Still... they (The Company or Client) is only willing to pay a $200.00 "gross" feed for all the time you as an artist and designer, has spent, all the effort, your God given talent, all your collage studies, etc, etc, etc.... WOW.... that is totally unacceptable.
Hey!!!! its 2012!!! There are bill's to pay! Lets be real!
I suggest that all logo prices should start at a standard minimum price of $475.00. Or at lease the Artist or designer should receive for his work a net $400.00.
I believe this is more real with the cost of living, the time invested, the talent, quality and effort.
If the client is NOT willing to pay for his logo, he probably shouldn't have a Logo to begin with.
I hope I don't offend anyone with this. I'm just speaking my hart out.
Just in case... I'm 51 years old.
I have been in the advertising & Graphic Design business, since 1983. Do the math. I know what I'm talking about!