Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Online Projects

Been very busy lately with a new packaging design project and just finished a text-intensive tri-fold leaflet for another Health Company, all in a month's work including product photoshoot.

During the lull, I decided to peek into the world of Online Jobs Opportunity and see what's available for a Creative Designer like me. I say, a plenty of platform exists for us and each one has its on pros and cons. Others would let you bill an every hour of work you put into the project and a guaranteed payment for every hour worked. If some of you attacked the design process like mine, some hours are spent on researching, while sketching works would eat up a heck of a time studying design possibilities on the design brief before facing the digital workstation, then, most of your working hours won't be recorded - you won't get paid for those countless hours you've pour in for the project. I say, this kind of approach doesn't fit perfectly with me, but may work for most people.

There are workplaces also that feel similar to an Auction Site. Here you will bid for projects posted on their site. You are going to compete with designers around the world, outhustling each other for price war. Most buyers would go to the 'lower bids' but there are smart and savvy buyers who don't go with the norm but instead look for a perfect 'balance' between the price and the quality of work. Yes, those people exists. The latter can be a good designer's 'friend'.


Online Jobs may sound like all work, but not, really. For example, most of the time you will find them very professional, easy to work with, respectful and sometimes friendly. I haven't meet yet the 'very friendly' type (I will write about him/her when I meet one for sure), but those friendly persons (we treat them as boss) are worth mentioning ( and maybe linking? ). There is such a man from UK who let me design a web logo for his website. The site are not yet complete but you can access it already. The name of the site is quite long, but very interesting. I am looking forward to the contents of this site. I'll write more about this site once it is complete but for the meantime you can access it here.

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