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I am thinking about applying for a craft designer position with a major craft supply company. I really want to do this right, but since this is about designs, as well as writing, I'm not sure what to include when it says to send resume with portfolio.

I've got the resume, but I need help with a portfolio. Can anyone clarify this for me? or give me pointers?

The other things it asks is to send rate requirements. Huh? Yep, I feel like a hick for not knowing this! Ideas? Anyone?




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[*] posted on 7/26/2011 at 12:13 PM


For the portfolio, I am thinking about making a page on my blog with photos of finished projects and the links to the articles. Do you think that would work? Still stumped on the rate requirements.



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[*] posted on 7/26/2011 at 12:55 PM


For the porfolio, you should either send photos or send a couple finished project designs, or both.

For rates, decide what you think you should get paid -- be sure to cover the time, the materials, and the photos :)




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[*] posted on 7/26/2011 at 01:18 PM


Thanks, Cindy. I'll pick out a few relevant ones. I've been paid all over the board for my designs, so I am just not sure what the going rate would be with a company like this. I will certainly lean more toward the payments I have gotten for print publications. Most online pubs have been pretty low.

I may still make a portfolio page on my blog. I like the idea of having photos and links all in one place. Maybe it will eventually help with traffic. Seems friendlier than sending someone to blindly hunt and search. I'd like it to be like a gallery page with linked titles below each thumbnail. Of course I am having trouble with that. I have big ideas, but the photos don't want to stay where I put them. May have to get my glue gun. (giggles)




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[*] posted on 7/26/2011 at 09:12 PM


Still trying to come up with a reasonable rate to charge. I've looked back at all the designs I have sold to print publications. Depending on difficulty, size and the time involved for each design, the payments ranged between $50 to $225. I think if I design for this company, the designs have a possibility of being published online as well as print publications.

I would like to give a range rate, but I am stuck on what that should be. I don't want to go too low and look like an amateur, but for the same reason, I don't want to go too high. Help. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've tried googling, but I don't seem to be finding what I am looking for.

I'm pretty sure this will only amount to occasional work if hired, although one can dream.




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