I was laid off at a design company because they weren’t getting enough jobs to justify keeping me on. I took a job in a kitchen to pay the bills while I started to develop some freelance clients.
A “friend” put me in touch with someone who needed to develop their branding.
Me: How much would you want to spend on this.
Client: Well, your friend said you’d probably do it for free because you’ve been scrubbing pots and aren’t even a real designer anymore.