Don't hate me for suggesting you give away your amazing gifts and talents for free. I promise there is a method to my madness.
I recently had the honor of hearing the great graphic artists Paula Scher speak at an AIGA event. During her talk, she poured out hard-learned lessons, industry commentary, and well honed advice gleaned over her 40-year career.
We were all eating up every word, until she she said, "You should work for free." An audible gasp could be heard in the auditorium when the slide came up. "How could the queen of design, my heroine of typography say such a thing?," was all I could think.