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Design For Money or Love
 

It’s a famous saying that a person should always work in a profession that he loves. This way he would never have to work for a single day in his life. But how many of us actually accomplish such a feat of strength regarding the most crucial aspect of our lives?

Moreover, not everyone decides to work in a profession for the sake of love, many simply make choices based on monetary advantage. When it comes to graphic design, one has a variety of reasons to become a graphic designer, one of which is to become rich and wealthy.

What we tend to forget sometimes is that with great creativity and forbearance, one can become successful in just about any profession. If you take care of the freelance design issues, nothing can stop you from becoming a legendary graphic designer, having both love and money in his chosen profession.

 

Design for Money

Design For Money

Many people set a priority to earn more and more money at the start of their career. They are more driven by numbers than passion. Or let’s say that they don’t bother to use any more efforts than necessary to finish a project and get their paycheck.

 
• Focus on Profit and Loss

When a designer is more focused on making money, he tends to neglect his strength and weaknesses as a designer and keeps on accepting projects whether he personally likes them or not, whether he has enough time to work on them or not. This compromises the quality of his work but he is generally more concerned with getting done with his projects than doing justice to his design.

 
• Dedication according to money

As they accumulate more and more design projects, they have to finish each by a deadline for which they aren’t left with much time. The time spent on each project is directly proportional to the amount being paid by the client. This severely damages their progress on designs that pay less but may prove to be an asset for their portfolio in the long run.

 
• Money Passion

Since the projects are accepted without much consideration to anything other than money, the designer is usually over-loaded with work and has no time to unwind with his friends or family. Their personal life is affected because they don’t have the heart to refuse work (of any standard) when it comes their way.

 

Design for Love

Design For Love

If you do something because you love it or have a deep passion for it, it gives you a sense of ease and accomplishment possibly every single day.

 
• Focus on Creativity

When you have a passion to design something, you take inspiration from other people but do not necessarily follow in their footsteps. You do not copy other designers and bring your own crazy genius to impress the world. Even when you don’t have an abundance of money, you are mostly happy and satisfied with your work because you focus on establishing reputation by improving your portfolio and do not compromise on your work for the sake of big bucks.

 
• Value Their Design

Every relationship requires some kind of a compromise. But when a designer develops a deep sense of relationship with his profession, it helps him stay stronger against any unnecessary interference in their projects. Suggestions are welcome but sometimes they simply have to put their feet down and remind the client who is the designer.

 
• Design Passion

These designers may also be guilty of neglecting their loved ones, or even themselves, but at least when you see their work; you instantly know that it was all worth it. Their work speaks for itself. When these designers take up a project, they try to give their best in terms of the time and effort put into their work. Their decisions to accept or decline an offer are ruled by passion – not money.

 

Conclusion:

So now that we know of the two driving factors in a designer’s life, which factor drives you more as a designer – money or passion?

 
 

Author Charlie B. Johnson

has written Posts 388 .

  1. Elorm Purixt Agbemehin On February 20th, 2013 at 10:22 am
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    I’ve always loved designing and motivated to design even if its not for bucks because its my portfolio and integrity that I’m building. I feel satisfy when i design and loved the output than to do some work that is not my style simply because of some bucks (personal). :)

  1. Paper Acrobat On February 20th, 2013 at 1:25 pm
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    I do my day job for money and my personal work for love!

  1. Mark On February 22nd, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    3

    The love of money? Wait a minute that’s the root of all evil … I think it has to be a nice balance between the two.

  1. Donna Watson On February 23rd, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    4

    I was so curious to see everyone’s response to this post and come to find out I’m the first to respond! Well I find the Love vs Money issue a real puzzler! As a business owner, I totally understand that time is money and that my clients have budgets. I also totally understand that the design process can be compromised when rushed.

    What’s the answer? Not quite sure…Some of the pro bono projects that I’m doing out of the goodness of my heart are the ones I enjoy the most because there’s no clock ticking. On the flip side, I have bills to pay! This is the challenge…The balance we must find between our love of the design and the hat we wear as business owners or employees. Clearly I have no answers, but I look forward to yours!

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  1. Max On February 24th, 2013 at 5:19 am
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    Some great info. Thanks for posting

  1. Cal | PrintingShoppers On February 27th, 2013 at 12:39 am
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    Why choose one when you can have both? I’ve always believed that to be successful at something you have to be objective and logical. What I do? I earn big doing what I hate (hey, it’s something that I hate so they better pay me well!) and earn extra doing what I love. And I’m happy! ;-)

  1. Metrixa Technology Software Development Company On March 11th, 2013 at 11:57 pm
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    Of course graphic designer works because they love what they’ve doing. Money is just the result of their hardship with they chosen career.

  1. Alana On April 9th, 2013 at 6:21 am
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    Certainly, moreover the sense of accomplishment is considerably lessened with designing for money and one doesn’t tend to reach one’s highest potential unless there a incentive is expected in return. The outlook tends to change and the passion becomes just a means to an end.

  1. Ara On May 17th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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    For love, and loving the design leads to make money.

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