Give away free slices, or charge for the whole loaf?
May 11, 2007 3:31 PM Subscribe
Is there a living to be made as a Graphic Design Consultant?
posted by lekvar to work & money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I hate working prepress. I don't have the energy to be a designer. One thing I do enjoy is answering technical questions about printing, graphic design, the assorted applications used, logistics, etc. I actually signed up for MeFi so I could give input on the various design and printing questions I saw come up again and again. I love playing "Stump the Chump." My favorite clients are the ones who ask questions, because they learn and I learn by answering the questions. I'm giving it away free now, could I make a living doing this?
I'm getting ready to go back to school soon. I was originally planning on getting a design and marketing degree but I've got no passion for either.
So, the question.
Designers, have you ever hired a consultant? How was your experience?
Consultants, how do you like your career? Do you find it difficult keeping up with the market?