20

Ask DN: What's your hourly rate?

almost 4 years ago from , Design by Marcus

Following on from Jake Flemings thread 2 years ago I thought it might be good to make new one.

I posted in that original thread and was happy with my hourly rate of $22.50 (yep, $22 wasn't enough I needed that extra $0.50). I'm currently charging $50/hr and would love to get to $75 in the not too distant future. I think weekly pricing might be a good idea but I need to read up on it first.


Location - England Profession - UI Designer Education - Self taught Years Experience - 3 Current Hourly Rate - $50 Pricing Method - Hourly or Project pricing Website/Portfolio - http://marcushanda.co and http://dribbble.com/marcushanda


It would be good if you could post the following information:- Location Profession Education Years Experience Current hourly rate Pricing Method Website/Portfolio

28 comments

  • Shawn LeslieShawn Leslie, over 3 years ago
    • Location: San Diego, CA, USA
    • Profession: Sr. Product Designer
    • Irrelevant Education: Bachelor of Arts: Finance
    • Years Experience: 10+
    • Current hourly rate: $125/hr for design only, $150 for Design + Front-End and/or WordPress Dev
    • Pricing Method: Hourly or loose estimate with total hour cap, hourly overflow as necessary
    • Website/Portfolio: http://heyshawn.co
    4 points
    • Account deleted over 3 years ago

      Were you pre or post Tom O'Keefe?

      EDIT: Ah, I see... DT... Tom says you guys were "a great shop"! :-)

      0 points
  • Katie MacoyKatie Macoy, over 3 years ago
    • Location: Amsterdam / New Zealand
    • Profession: UX/UI Designer
    • Education: bachelor of design
    • Years Experience: 4
    • Current hourly rate: €75 Euros / $120 New Zealand Dollars
    • Pricing Method: Preference for hourly
    • Website/Portfolio: www.katiemacoy.com
    3 points
  • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, over 3 years ago

    I dont have one. Value-based pricing for days.

    2 points
  • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, almost 4 years ago
    • Location: West Coast USA, Hawaii, and New Zealand
    • Profession: Product/Experience Designer
    • Education: BA of Arts
    • Years Experience: 10+
    • Current hourly rate: $120/hr
    • Pricing Method: Hourly only
    • Website/Portfolio: http://codyiddings.com
    2 points
  • Mike Wilson, almost 4 years ago

    I think you need to ask for "city you work in" for this to have any relevance.

    Rates in SF vs. Budapest vs. Bangalore vs. London are going to be wildly different, not to mention relative currency valuations in these locations.

    2 points
  • Ed FairmanEd Fairman, almost 4 years ago

    Location: London, UK Profession: Interaction Designer Education: BA Hons Years Experience: 8 Current hourly rate: £60 Pricing Method: Hourly only Website/Portfolio: http://distill.co I'm hiring! If you're interested in being my icon designer for a few projects, check out the jobs section on my site.

    1 point
  • Alex CampAlex Camp, over 3 years ago
    • Location: Los Angeles
    • Profession: UI Designer
    • Education: Bachelor of Science
    • Years Experience: 7
    • Current hourly rate: $75
    • Pricing Method: hourly or flat-fee per project
    • Website/Portfolio: www.alexrcamp.com
    0 points
  • Craig RozynskiCraig Rozynski, over 3 years ago
    • Location: Japan
    • Profession: Designer
    • Education: Design Diploma
    • Years Experience: 20
    • Current hourly rate: $100
    • Pricing Method: I prefer to quote in day blocks rather than hours.
    • Website/Portfolio: http://www.craigrozynski.com
    0 points
  • Todd Padwick, almost 4 years ago

    Location: London UK Profession: Interaction design and front end dev Education: BA Hons - Graphic design Years Experience: 6 Current hourly rate: £50 GBP Pricing Method: Hourly Website/Portfolio: just started a small digital creative studio - so took down my personal portfolio and replaced it with http://functionandform.co.uk

    0 points
  • Atakan SeçkinAtakan Seçkin, over 3 years ago
    • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
    • Profession: UX Designer
    • Education: BA in Visual Communication Design
    • Years Experience: 8
    • Current hourly rate: $90/hr
    • Pricing Method: Hourly only
    • Website/Portfolio: https://dribbble.com/aseckin
    0 points
  • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, over 3 years ago
    • Location: London
    • Profession: Sr Product Designer
    • Education: Self-taught
    • Years Experience: 5
    • Current hourly rate: £50
    • Day rate (£400 p/d)
    • Website: www.rhysmerritt.com
    0 points
  • Sourav Maity, almost 4 years ago
    • Location: India
    • Profession: UI/UX Designer
    • Education: Mastered of Computer Application
    • Years of Experience: 6
    • Current Hourly Rate: $30
    • Pricing Method: Both hourly and project-based
    • Portfolio: https://dribbble.com/imsourav
    0 points
  • Tyler RenfroTyler Renfro, almost 4 years ago
    • Location: Saint Louis, MO, USA
    • Profession: UI Design & Front-End Development
    • Education: College Drop Out after 3 years of studying Graphic Design, online courses from Treehouse, studying under a mentor, and self-taught
    • Years Experience: 3
    • Current hourly rate: N/A
    • Pricing Method: Fixed Pricing with a set budget. Usually payment per feature or for two week sprint
    • Website/Portfolio: tylerrenfro.com
    0 points
  • Martin OhlssonMartin Ohlsson, almost 4 years ago
    • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Profession: Graphic Designer
    • Education: Self taught
    • Years Experience: 8
    • Current hourly rate: €100
    • Pricing Method: Hourly or Project
    • Website/Portfolio: www.mo-ds.se
    0 points
  • Owen McFadzenOwen McFadzen, almost 4 years ago
    • Copenhagen
    • Interaction designer turned entrepreneur
    • MA in Interaction Design, MA in Digital Management
    • 7+
    • $80 (Plus bonuses and equity %)
    0 points
  • Ed Penkov, over 3 years ago
    • Location: Russia, Moscow, but work worldwide
    • Profession: Product Designer
    • Education: Bachelor of Architecture and engineering
    • Years Experience: 4 fulltime+ 3 parttime freelance
    • Current hourly rate: 40-60$ depends on project
    • Pricing Method: Mostly project pricing
    • Website/Portfolio:https://www.behance.net/edpenkov
    0 points
  • Sandeep PrabhakaranSandeep Prabhakaran, almost 4 years ago
    • Location: India
    • Profession: UI Designer
    • Education: Self Taught
    • Years of Experience: 6
    • Current Hourly Rate: $60
    • Pricing Method: Both hourly and project-based
    • Portfolio: https://dribbble.com/sandeepprabhakaran
    0 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, over 3 years ago
    • Location: Australia
    • Profession: Jack of all trades (mainly front end UX/UI design & development) - FinTech
    • Education: Bachelor of Arts
    • Years Experience: ~15
    • Current hourly rate: $36AUD/hr (day full time rate), $80/hr (Freelance/Contract rate)
    • Pricing Method: Work full time in a dev house, do some hourly billed freelance
    • Website/Portfolio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-lavers/ (present contract requires no self-promoting website, though can still take contractural work which poses no COI)
    0 points
  • Paul HermannPaul Hermann, almost 4 years ago
    • Location - Germany, Weimar
    • Profession - Digital Design Working Student
    • Education - Undergrad Media, Arts and Design (4th semester)
    • Years Experience - 1
    • Current Hourly Rate - 10€
    • Pricing Method - Hourly
    • Website/Portfolio - http://www.phermann.me
    0 points
  • Noelle StranskyNoelle Stransky, over 3 years ago
    • Profession- UX Designer
    • Education - BA of Arts
    • Years Experience - 10
    • Current hourly rate - $120 (Los Angeles)
    • Pricing Method - Project based, discounts for longer lengths of time
    • Website/Portfolio - http://www.noellestransky.com/

    Thats my 1099 rate, I'll flex a bit down for my W2 Rate pending on the length of the contract, benefits, etc.

    0 points
  • Adam Hayman, almost 4 years ago

    Profession - I'm a full-time designer for an event production company, but I'll post the details of what I charge for freelance projects below.

    Education - BA in Advertising & Graphic Design

    Years Experience - 5

    Current Hourly Rate - $50

    Pricing Method - I generally prefer project-based pricing.

    Website/Portfolio - http://dribbble.com/adamhayman

    0 points