Working for Free

Illustration has a value, that’s why it’s commissioned – to draw in consumers, to generate interest, to illuminate text. For someone who wants or requires an illustration to ask for it for nothing is exploitative and undermines our profession. This resource explores how to respond to requests to work for free, and the occasions you might consider it.


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