Essential Reads-Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines

In this Essential Reads post we’ll cover the next book we feel is integral to your library.

One of the questions asked most often by newcomers is how much should they charge for certain types of jobs? What should I look out for before I sign a contract? What do all these legal terms mean? Well, we have the perfect starting point to answer all of these questions, the Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (TGAGHPE), is a comprehensive source of information for any freelance Artist starting their own business or looking to become more informed about the legal standards and practices. The book addresses the following items:

  • Copyright Law and how it affects your business and work
  • Standard Contracts for Multiple Art related transactions
  • Simplified explanations of legal jargon used in contracts
  • A range of prices for art jobs depending on the size of the client, industry and job level
  • Tips on how to properly negotiate deals

And that is just the beginning.

The book is published by the Graphic Artist Guild and is updated and republished in additional editions as the industry changes. The issue shown above is the 13th Edition. The Graphic Artist Guild is an organization that provides a wealth of information for professional freelance Designers and Artists. We’ll cover the organization in full in a later post. But please be aware that the Handbook is included in the purchase of a membership to the Guild should you be interested in joining. Please visit their website for more information.

1 Comment

  1. Leah Wright-Williams

    I am looking to represent prospective clients, graphic designer & seeking understanding of demands made by prospective licensors in this area


Leave a Reply