Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Illustrators Bill of Rights

1. Illustrators have the right to get paid.
2. Illustrators have the right to be treated as a business.
3. Illustrators have the right to be given enough time to complete assignments in a reasonable time frame.
4. Illustrators have the right to think a project over before they take on any assignment or commitments.
5. Illustrators have the right to have a signed written agreement before they start work.
6. Illustrators have the right to be able to make proper corrections and revisions.
7. Illustrators have the right to be treated with respect.
8. Illustrators have the right to be able to follow ethical guidelines and not be asked to plagiarize or copy another illustrators style or work.
9. Illustrators have the right to be asked first before someone wants to use their work.
10. Illustrators have the right to protect the copyright of their work from their web sites and blogs.
11. Illustrators have the right to take on as many clients as they want.
12. Illustrators have the right to know about “the fine print” and a web site’s posting guidelines and terms and conditions always.
13. Illustrators have the right to breaks, sick time, family time, holidays and vacations.
14. Illustrators have the right to turn down spec work or any assignment that feels unethical to their career.
15. Illustrators have the right to discontinue working with a difficult client if unrecognizable differences cannot be resolved.
16. Illustrators have the right to terminate a project if it compromises their career, ethics or beliefs.
17. And last but not least...Illustrators have the right to drink as much coffee as they wish...any time of the day to get the job done. 

2 comments:

Sandra Lucia said...
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Sandra Lucia said...

Thank you for sharing this informative post! :D