Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, 16th Edition: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

by: The Graphic Artists Guild (0)

The industry bible for communication design and illustration professionals, with updated information, listings, and pricing guidelines.

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook is the industry bible for communication design and illustration professionals. A comprehensive reference guide, the Handbook helps graphic artists navigate the world of pricing, collecting payment, and protecting their creative work, with essential advice for growing a freelance business to create a sustainable and rewarding livelihood.
  This sixteenth edition provides excellent, up-to-date guidance, incorporating new information, listings, and pricing guidelines. It offers graphic artists practical tips on how to negotiate the best deals, price their services accurately, and create contracts that protect their rights. Sample contracts and other documents are included.
  For the sixteenth edition, the content has been reorganized, topics have been expanded, and new chapters have been added to create a resource that is more relevant to how graphic artists work today.
Features include:
  • More in-depth information for the self-employed on how to price work to make a sustainable living and plan for times of economic uncertainty.
  • A new chapter on using skills and talents to maximize income with multiple revenue streams—workshops, videos, niche markets, passion projects, selling art, and much more.
  • Current U.S. salary information and freelance rates by discipline.
  • Pricing guidelines for buyers and sellers.
  • Up-to-date copyright registration information.
  • Model contracts and forms to adapt to your specific needs.
  • Interviews with eleven self-employed graphic artists who have created successful careers,using many of the practices found in this Handbook.

The Reviews

I was delighted to get this book. The book is helpful for those who study graphic design. Mainly it's a reasonable price.

This book includes resources, best business practices, and realistic pricing for artists. It had made me a better business woman and a better artist. Highly recommend it.

This book is great. The contracts and letters in the back of the book are perfect to use for most any opportunity. The information in the book has really helped me know if I’m pricing my work competitively

If you're an artist who is trying to gauge your prices or write a contract, this is the book you need. It is thick a bible and focused. Every question that I had was covered in this book, with good examples.

After using this Graphic Artist's Guild Guide for 40 years, I was delighted to see this book go from 7"x12" to 8.5" x 11". The book actually stays OPEN when researching a project!The delivery time was fast, and the book arrived in great condition.

This book is incredible and has much more useful information than I originally thought. It clearly explains why you should price your art and time the way it recommends (aka your work and time is worth the money), different pricing factors to consider, things to consider when negotiating with clients, proposal and contract design, and so much more.I'm not sure if it's just due to my absent-mindedness, but I just didn't expect this to go into such detail. I just assumed that this would just be a reference that I can use as a starting point for pricing my work. This really is a great resource for anyone whose goal is to live off their creative work.

This book provides a ton of useful information about ethical practices, legal matters, and how to do right by your own work.

I've been wanting to buy a copy for sometime. This book has helped me when writing contracts and invoices.

This book was recommended to me by a fellow artist--it is a wealth of valuable information for the creative!

I was told up and down by other online to get this book because it is the freelancer's pricing bible. Turns out it did not have much pricing info about the type of media I make including, at for board games, digital 3D art, or creating 3d assets for video game companies (large vs. independent). So I was honestly pretty bummed about this and I hope these types of categories will be added in the next generation. Some other categories can be used as a placeholder for some of these, but not enough to be able to confidently negotiate with a client, in my opinion. I am keeping the book anyways because there is still some really great info in here that will be helpful to me in the future.

I don't know if this is some regulation all over the USA but every time I buy a book they're not sealed in plastic like we did in Indonesia, like, this is an overseas shipment you know, something might happen to the book in the way! So of course the book arrived looking like they're secondhand even though it's brand new.Nevertheless, the content of this book is really good and thorough, I love it! Need some time to digest of course.

My son needed this book for a college art class

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, 16th Edition: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines
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