September 11, 2006 9:25 PM Subscribe
How do I go about hiring someone to
graphically design something for me?
posted by anotherpanacea to Work & Money (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking to hire someone to create a cartoon/cariciature image for a website. I know next to nothing about employment contracts, graphic licensing, etc. An informal agreement is fine, so long as I get my picture and the artist gets paid. What do I need to know before I post a want-ad on MetaJobs? Should I expect to 'own' the work, or license it? What's the 'going' rate for one image, created to specifications? How can I make sure that I get what I want while assuring the artist I'm not going to be an overbearing, micromanaging idiot? Does the public-display bit change anything?