Web & Graphic Design Pricing

Graphic, web design prices and hourly rates for graphic designers are hot topics because these rates are like a first impression in the client’s mind — unforgettable. Arm yourself with the knowledge to create a pricing structure that both compensates you fairly and reflects your design business. Get the latest expert advice in graphic design self-promotion and marketing, growth, management and legal issues of interest to principals and design managers. And, find tips for starting your own design business.

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Summer Lull = Time to Improve Your Proposals?

If you’re experiencing a little “summer slowdown,” please don’t use it as an opportunity to panic. Instead, use the little August lull to work “on” your business instead of “in” your business. Let’s start with your proposals — I’ll be they can use some improvement. Well, I have the perfect solution to that problem: Monday,...

Designers’ Hourly Rates: Are You Charging Enough?

Are you charging enough? This hourly rate survey revealed some regional trends in what designers are charging for their work. Check out these useful statistics on how designers should price their design work. Information was collected in a survey of design professionals.

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Take HOW’s Design Salary Survey

Admit it: You're curious to know how your paycheck compares to those of your design colleagues in similar positions. HOW's 2014 Design Salary Report will have all the answers, but we need your help!

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Should You Be A Sole Proprietor?

Our dear friend (and partner and speaker again at this year’s CFC), June Walker, has generously shared excerpts from her new book, The Confident Indie: A Simple Guide to Deductions, Income and Taxes for The Creatively Self-employed. She’s also offering a special discount to readers: use promo code, “Confidence” and get 15% off anything on...