These resources reflect a variety of viewpoints on pricing practices available to the medical illustrator / animator. AMI does not take a position on the most appropriate approach for pricing nor the rates that should be charged for creative services. AMI is committed to antitrust compliance and believes that competition is the fairest and most efficient mechanism of economic regulation.
Salary & Pricing Surveys
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a recent graduate, you want to have a profitable career practicing the art of medical illustration, animation, and interactive design. Surveys are part of the AMI's continuing mission to provide information to our members about salaries, pricing, and business practices. We listen closely and try to synthesize current market and business conditions to share with the profession as a whole. Awareness of changing trends in pricing and business practices helps AMI members with business planning in declining or emerging markets.
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Other Salary Resources
The Creative Group Salary Center
AIGA|Aguent Survey of Design Salaries designsalaries.org
Other Pricing Resources
fotoQuote Pro software by Cradoc. www.fotoquote.com
Indexed Visual's Pricing Guide (available to members only) www.indexedvisuals.com
AIGA. Setting Rates. Center for Practice Management cpm.aiga.org
SAA. PLUS Packs Calculator at www.stockartistsalliance.org/pluspacks/index.htm
Creative Business. www.creativebusiness.com
Brad Holland. Licensing Your Work to Last. Illustrators Partnership of America
American Society of Illustrators Partnership. Collecting Reprographic Royalties. www.asip-repro.org
ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, 7th edition. New York: Allworth Press, 2008
Foote, Cameron S. The Business Side of Creativity. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2002
Piscopo, Maria. The Graphic Designer's & Illustrator's Guide to Marketing and Promotion. New York: Allworth Press, 2004
Raugust, Karen. The Licensing Business Handbook, 5th Ed. New York: EPM Communications, Inc., 2004
Poltorak, Alexander I., Lerner, Paul J. Essentials of Licensing Intellectual Property. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004
Heron, Michael, MacTavish, David. Pricing Photography, 3rd Ed. New York: Allworth Press, 2002
Pickerell, Jim and Pickerell, Cheryl. Negotiating Stock Photo Prices, 5th Ed. Maryland: Stock Connection, 2001
Williams, Theo Stephan. Graphic Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating & Budgeting. New York: Allworth Press, 2001