There are two types of letters in this section: Protest letters to unethical design contest holders, and letters in response to spec work requests.
Download the letter to the left, or use the spec work refusal letters below.
AIGA: Standard letter on speculative work download pdf
Clients may, at times, request you to do speculative work – that is, work done for no cost. This sample letter is intended to serve as a resource when you communicate with these clients. You can modify it based on the needs of your particular situation.
creativebits.org: Spec Work Letter
supernicestudio.com: I won’t do free design work to win your business – here’s why
gracesmith.co.uk: How To Say No To Spec Work Requests + letter download
sagemedia.ca: A Response to Spec Work Requests
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