Design isn’t free; budget for it, love it, pet it and stroke it! This video points out that when you haggle or try to undercut a designer’s work (or any other service-based vendor), it’s like you’re asking for something for nothing. You wouldn’t ask a car salesman for a free car, and tell him it’d be good for his portfolio, or good exposure… right?
The other Natalie (one of many awesome Natalies!) sent me a link to this last week but I hadn’t had time to watch it until now! Thanks Natalie :D