Snippets of a conversation between me and a designer friend of mine:


I built a one-page form for a client yesterday because she told me it would probably take their agency until February to get it done.  So I sat down for about 30 minutes and did what was needed.


Yeah, it’s like the agencies are playing hard to get. The clients say, “They can’t design my site until 2011? I MUST work with them!”

It’s funny only because it’s true. If it took me ten times longer (and I charged ten times as much) then I’d be just like the big agencies in New York and Los Angeles.