Graphic Design and the Economy – An Interview

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

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Rob Brown recently threw me a few questions on Graphic Design and how it’s being affected by the downturn in the economy. Here’s what i had to say.

RB  What is your job in the industry?

I work as a Web Developer/Designer for an ad agency in Canada’s capital. I also do freelance.

RB  How long have you been in your current role?

I’ve been doing freelance for over 5 years and have been with the ad agency for almost 2 years.

RB  How has the credit crunch affected your profession?

The credit crunch doesn’t seem to have impacted the work we’re receiving at the agency. The pipeline of work seems about the same as last year at about this time. I’ve spoken with some other freelancers and they were looking to move to more full-time positions because “recession” is a pretty big word when you depend on contracts to pay your rent.

RB  Has there been a noticeable difference in business compared to last year?

The freelance work has been a tad slower, not sure if I can actually attribute that to the credit crunch at all. Work at the ad agency doesn’t seem to have changed at all.

Thanks for the quick questions, Rob.

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