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Surviving in the new LA economy
No secret. This has been a real frustrating year and while most people won't say it, we're definitely in a recession. A recession far worse than anything I've ever seen. While we're not in soup lines just yet, it's been a difficult environment for designers here in LA. The jobs are there but usually for far less than what our talents are truly worth. Freelancers are really suffering with few new gigs, waiting forever for client payments and having to do work in part for trade or a percentage in a start-up that's having their own problems with funding. What's been your situation in this new economy and are you surviving?