When is it okay to work for free?

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Angela Schmer says, "the only instances in which I'll create free artwork is as favours for good people with good causes."

When working as a freelance illustrator or designer, there is always opportunity for "exposure", but this more often than not, means working for free.

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Alice Pattillo

Alice Pattillo is a freelance journalist with a passion for heavy metal, horror, science fiction, fantasy and comics. She has over seven years experience in magazines, formerly working as a staff writer at Creative Bloq, Imagine FX, Computer Arts and 3D World, as production editor for Guitar World and Guitar Player and online editor of Metal Hammer.