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Post by pugman 1 » 29 Oct 2011, 07:16

Hi all ,i have work for a firm in america making a new logo ,
my prob is how much is such a job worth, i have no idea .
they might want the models as well, again no idea how much to charge them.
can someone help me on this.
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Post by Finis » 29 Oct 2011, 15:15

Glad that you got work in CG. I'd like to know about prices too.
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Re: cg work costs

Post by spacekdet » 29 Oct 2011, 15:44

A little info about hourly VS flat rates

Some thoughts from a logo design guy.

A formula

Congrats on the job!
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Post by froo » 29 Oct 2011, 15:49

Good link spacekdet.
Pugman, I wish I could offer some tips on actual prices but I do not know myself.
However, I can suggest, for you to expect some negotiations.
You may say, the cost is: XYZ for this, that, and those.
They may respond by offering a lower value. So, just be prepared for that.

It may be worth checking what others charge for logo designs.
3dFrog has done some commercial work. A few others here have as well.

And, congratulations! :bananacheers:

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Re: cg work costs

Post by pugman 1 » 29 Oct 2011, 16:06

Thanks guys for the tips. hope this goes well

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Re: cg work costs

Post by DarkScythe » 30 Oct 2011, 00:27

rule no.1 aim for the highest price if they said lower then you can lower it without having your price too cheap or not right anymore (or i say anti labor practice) :lol:

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Post by jeffroig » 31 Oct 2011, 09:24

I charge $10.00 per hour for the design of characters and logos.
While I do not tell the client it is $10.00 per hour I provide them with the total amount.
If you are asked to provide them with finished animation then the charge is $50.00 per finished 30 seconds.
Don't try and separate out the cost on the design for modeling and then one for texturing they will most likely turn you down.
Also if this is your first time doing work that you will get paid for you might consider going low if you feel that there is more work they will feed you in the future.
You want them to come back for more but at the same time you dont want to sell yourself short.
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Post by pugman 1 » 31 Oct 2011, 09:35

I found out from them want they were doing and what they wanted .
its only a couple of models ,I sent them a price list and some of my previous work,
they were very impressed and said they are trying to get into 3d more for there projects
and i am just what they need ,cool, so i said they can have this time the models for free
but next time they must pay, they were happy with that and said thay will definatly use me again
no probs

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Post by jeffroig » 31 Oct 2011, 09:48

There you go, so now you have a new customer that will be calling you.
Thats how I got started by doing a few jobs free and then they came back for more.
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Re: cg work costs

Post by Prodigy » 31 Oct 2011, 14:14

Few suggestions..

1) Try to find cost per hour..
2) Try to figure how many hours you will spend on that logo..

Here one logo cost about 100$ just to give you an idea, i assume there will cost 3 times more..

Tip: try to keep your work cheap so if your work is good and you have good price be sure they will recommend you for more work..

Also, have in mind to offer corporation identity, here means make logo, e-mail design, brochures, color schemes etc..

Good luck!
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