Spec work and spec-based design contests are a growing concern. So in an effort to educate those working in the visual communication industry and the clients who use their services, a group of designers banded together to form the NO!SPEC campaign.

With legitimate design opportunities increasingly turning into calls for spec work, our purpose is to give designers the tools they need to take a stand against this trend. We also aim to provide businesses with information on why spec work harms the design profession as well as the outcome of design projects.

The NO!SPEC campaign includes: interfacing with designers, educators, businesses and organizations; creating NO!SPEC promotional material; sending protest letters; writing petitions and posts.

With international support of NO!SPEC we ask that you join us in promoting professional, ethical business practices by saying no to spec.

If you are unfamiliar with the term spec work, read our FAQs before dipping into the rest of the site.

But before embarking, please read our short protocol and disclaimer.

Questions or suggestions? Feel free to get in touch.

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