Graphic designers fighting against new design opportunity at Huffington Post
on Tuesday,August 16,2011 22:08
The Huffington Post has recently issued a contest, asking graphic designers to create a new logo. However, the winning individual will not be paid for their design - they will only be recognized by name, rather than compensation, according to AdWeek.
This online publication has received a lot of criticisms over the years for the fact that they do not pay blog contributors, and now designers have joined against it. AntiSpec is an organization that considers working for free a "cancer to the design industry," according to the news source.
Comments flooded against the contest including one that said, "With this classless design 'contest,' you're saying that designers' time is worthless, and you really don't care about the quality of your logo (it's only the face of your company, after all)."
The spokesperson from the Huffington Post issued a statement saying that they were not trying to solicit unpaid designers, but AntiSpec and other designers continue their protests, the media outlet reports.
Individuals who are interested in graphic design may have the chance to land a job once they graduate from their design programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to increase by 13 percent between 2008 and 2018.
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