Hi guys, thank you so much for a wonderful time. Thank you Jason for making it happen.
I wanted to add my thoughts to what Jason was talking about in the art biz session about work tests.
The Society of Swedish Illustrators has officially taken a no test position.
reasoning that you don't test ride a taxi, test eat at a resturant or test shoot a fashion session. Either you do it and pay for it or don't.
My pratice is this:
I do do tests for -
6 months or longer projects and for full time employment.
Or shorter projects that bring in more than 30.000 USD/30.000 EURO in less time than 6 months.
I never do tests for -
Projects that won't earn me 30.000 USD/EURO or more in a year.
I especially never do a test for say a ten illustrations for a magazine or book (if the money ain't really good, with minimum 35% royalty).
The portfolio should be clear enough to show your client that you can do it.
If the clients can't read a professional portfolio they should hire an art director who can.
I realize this post should be in the work section but I figure I post here first because it's from one of the workshop's subjects. We can move it later... thx.