Debate: Exploitation of Filipino Designers or A Case Of Reality?

A debate sparked online as a t-shirt company brand placed an AD on their Facebook page looking for “Freelance Graphic Designers” which will be compensated Php 500.00 – Php 1000.00 per design.


Netizen Kay immediately questioned the fee that this level of pricing is too low and that it affects the whole industry because a graphic design is worth Php 5000+ in other countries and that the design it will be produced more. She commented that the brand is taking advantage of those who do not know the proper pricing.

Kay added:



Thus a debate rises:

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And there were some who agreed with the brand’s pricing and argument:

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And there are those who were appalled by how the social media manager of the said brand handled the situation:

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What about you? What do you think of this issue? 


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