“I’d like to talk today about compensation for creatives.
Yes, this is a hot button issue, but we can agree this sort of conversation is overdue, and I have myself benefitted greatly from reading others’ thoughts on the subject.
I enter this post with a sense of wide-eyed acceptance at what may come after this is posted. But it needs to exist, even only as a reference point. This article is aimed at creatives, and the people who may hire them.
Portland, Oregon is the context for the numbers you will see in this post. Certainly other cities will have a 10–20% jump in these rates, based many factors. Here we go.”