Hi again,

I've just been advised that discussing pricing on the list-serv is not a great idea- but if you have any recommendations or otherwise about the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook (or other resources)- rather than posting actual rates- I'd still love to know.


On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Emma Scheltema <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I wonder if anyone would have any suggestions for resources for pricing for commissioned scientific illustrations? I am a beginning science illustrator (I have no formal qualifications in this area, besides my degree in science and having done Lana Johnsons Entomological Illustration class), so would obviously expect a lower rate than someone with lots of experience. The thing is I really have no idea what to charge, besides having read not to use an hourly rate (at this stage no doubt much longer than an experienced pro anyway). I have been asked to do some illustrations for a professor at my university and am at a loss for what to sort of fee would be reasonable.

 I have heard of the graphic artists guild handbook for pricing and wonder if that would also be suitable for scientific illustrators? The only other thing is that I am in New Zealand and I'm guessing that rates here would be different again than they are in the US. Do any illustrators from 'down-under' use these guidelines at all?

Basically I wonder if any of you experienced illustrators would be able to point me in the direction of any other resources relating to pricing- I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks in advance!



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