Wednesday, March 16, 2011

please make a decision for me

Hello friends. I need some advice. Here is the situation:

I am just finishing a freelance job designing those kind of Christmas cards that go online and people put their own picture in them. I didn't love this job because they pay a fixed amount per card and I wasn't expecting to do millions of changes on something they weren't paying me very much for. Lesson learned. Or is it?

The next thing I am thinking of working on is a collaboration with a friend of mine who has a letterpress. She says she will pay me $75/card design, which is like half the amount of the above job that I hated. The difference with this one is I'm pretty sure I have full creative control, I am getting props on the back of the cards, and I think she is taking them to the Stationary show in NYC, which is cool. She says the usage would be a standard-seat license up to 499,999 impressions for cards. Is this a good idea or am I just giving away my work? Would it be a better idea to design my own cards and then pay a letterpress to print them and sell them myself? I just don't want to get into something I'm going to hate again. What would you do?