Local Job Opportunity for Extremely Desperate Designers
Oh Craigslist. We don't know whether to laugh, cry or shake our head sometimes:
Im looking to get a log created that I can use for my new business. I want to be able to have letter head and also be able to print on business card paper. I need it in a file format to send to my apparel guy and get my shirts made too with this logo.
I will give you all the details when you send me some information about you and what you can do . Not looking for to much design, this is for a insurance company just want it creative.
I will tell you what you want and you can send it back to me with a copy of it with proof watermark and then when we agree on it I will send you cash or meet ya at like Bread Co or something.
I did this before and it worked real well.
Thanks for looking ,.
We can learn a couple things from this Ad:
1. Take all of your insurance business the hell outta South County for fear that this inept fellow may be behind your paperwork.
2. Apparently, "to(o) much design" is not "creative".
3. Bread Co. - Escrow meeting place for the masses.
4. He's done this before.
He's done this before. Granted, we're not expecting that his last venture of this sort ended up in the Communication Arts Typography Annual but the fact is, someone succumbed.
Our question for you: Is this just an undeniable annoyance of our industry, that as long as 15 year olds can obtain the tools of our trade fairly easily there will always be people looking to whore out creative work? Or should there somehow be an even better understanding/distinction between the people who do this for a living versus the weekend warriors slinging shitty pixels at the drop of an ad?
We're aware that we might not even be asking the right questions here. Feel free to learn us all some in the comments.
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