Startup Seeking Badass Web Developer (Atlanta)

[ from the main idiot – Atlanta is really amusing these days ]

Date: 2010-02-08, 7:08PM EST
Reply to: gigs-bbxqb-1592193911@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Hello!

We’re a small LLC/Nonprofit looking for someone who’s willing to donate time (tax-deductible!) to a worthy cause. Could develop into a profitable enterprise down the road. This is perfect for a student or entry-level dev with income who’s looking to put his or her chips/extra time toward a fresh concept.

Applicant should:
Be idea-oriented
Have a spirit of service
Web 3.0 skills
Be young (or young-minded) and awesome
Have a desire to rock the universe in a positive/profitable way
Be able to lift 20kg blindfolded

Okay, but seriously:
Proficient in HTML & CSS
Light programming knowledge
Basic graphic/interactive design skills

No resume needed, just lemme see what you’ve done so far!

If you love what you do, others will love it too!

* Location: Atlanta
* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: no pay

PostingID: 1592193911

re:CHARITY FLASH WEB DESIGNER.VOLUNTEER HRS TOWARD TIX TO DISNEYLAND. (Scam)


Date: 2010-01-27, 1:59AM PST
Reply to: gigs-jyvdh-1572706945@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Look up YouLiveAndYouLearn.Org in Google.
The are NOT a charity.
They primarily produce club events at bars and hold fashion shows as well.

They are trying to scam you into working for free by claiming hey are a charity. They aren’t
They are scum for posting this.
The owner gets nicely paid for producing his events at bars. You should as well.

  • Location: Scam
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: no pay

PostingID: 1572706945

re: Need a logo for non-profit (Nowhere) (Nosuchthingasnonprofitanymoreville)


Date: 2010-01-26, 9:09PM MST
Reply to: gigs-h8kgr-1572531068@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Does your non-profit’s plumber work for free? How about your office supplier? Take-out lunches – free?

I don’t think so. A logo is the cornerstone of all of the marketing, advertising and branding your

non-profit agency will use now and in the future. It is also a task best suited to a professional

in this day and age. On top of that this economy dictates payment for professional

services as credit and recognition will not pay rent or put food in my mouth.

  • Location: Nosuchthingasnonprofitanymoreville
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: $35/hr. – 5 hour minimum; 50% deposit – balance@completion; AA’s billed@1/4hr each.

RE: LOGO-NON PROFIT (SERIOUSLY)


Date: 2010-01-26, 5:36PM MST
Reply to: gigs-8jcu9-1572254751@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


I want the designers reading this post to understand something. Every time some “MOOK” posts he or she represents a non-profit, church organization, or such. They always expect you to give them something for nothing. Please do not do this. The main reason people start non-profits is the TAX structure based around them.

Honestly This person thinks that if you give them credit you will receive credit. Not True. They will receive an artists’ rendition and catch phrase that will stick with them forever, gaining them an image in their industry. Case in point “NIKE.” They will in turn make money on an investment that cost them nothing. Without an image they are nothing in today’s market. We all know that 1-2 hours to come up with a great logo and tag is ridiculous in the first place.

Designers: Let your portfolios speak for themselves. Accreditation will come from people who really respect your art and those people will pay a fair some of money for your time. Pay attention to current trends and update your portfolios to reflect those trends in your own creative ways. Mock companies in a portfolio work just as good as real ones.

Be true to yourselves fellow Graphic Designers,

Geoff Ritterby
Freelance Graphic Designer
GR DESIGNS
Surprise, AZ.