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"Cook, Lynette" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 20 Mar 1997 10:39:30 -0800
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          I just had a research scientist from the Entomology Dept.
          here at the Academy ask for some input.  He's putting
          together a grant proposal and will include a fee for art
          work.  He wonders what hourly rate he should put in the
          proposal.  I suggested putting the question out to all of
          you, and then giving him the feedback:  the range of answers
          as well as the average dollar amount suggested.

          Specifics:  the work requires a part-time freelance artist,
          working on-site (in the Academy's Entomology Dept.) and on
          Academy equipment.  The art would be computer-generated,
          morphological line drawings of wasps using Adobe
          Illustrator.  The project is on-going for about three years.

          In the past he's paid $12 per hour for similar work, and was
          lucky to find a couple people who would do the job.  Most
          illustrators who tried for the job walked out when they
          found out how little it paid.  He and I had once talked
          about $25 per hour being a good minimum.  I know, I know,
          that's not the greatest either.

          Okay, so here's your chance:  what hourly rate would you
          require for this job?

          Thanks for any and all comments.

          Lynette Cook
          Morrison Planetarium
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