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January 13, 2012 5:36 AM Subscribe
What's the proper etiquette when offering to barter for my design services?
posted by PardonMyFrench to Work & Money (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I run a own-woman design studio, and my services include product and graphic design. I have finally found a great accountant to take care of my finances. His rates are reasonable, but at the moment I'd be more than happy to save his fee in exchange for re(designing) his corporate identity (logo, business cards, letterhead, invoices, website).
I think his current identity is quite terrible, but I don't want to risk offending him. It could be that he never paid attention to it, or it could be that he actually gave it some thought and either came up with his current graphics on his own, or even worse, that he paid someone to do it. It could also be that he thinks he doesn't need a nice business card and fancy invoices. In case he's not interested, I would really like to prevent any feelings hurt, or any awkwardness in our business relationship.
How do I politely say, "eh, your logo sucks, let me redesign something snazzy for you in return for your accounting service?
Feel free to also let me know if this is completely out of line and i shouldn't even mention it.
I'm also interested in learning about your similar bartering experiences and tips. Thanks!