Often as designers we need to accurately put a value on our own work that not only works with us but, also the client. Before working with a designer you might also wonder what influences the size of what they charge for work. There are an infinite amount of variables, the most overrated, time.
Although time is definitely important and we deserve to be paid for our time, thinking you should only charge based off the hours you will work or you predict you will is flawed. Two designers can spend the same amount of time on a project but, should they be paid the same? It all depends on the result that is produced. Clients are not paying you for your time, although time is a finite resource, it is the results that they expect in return.
Oh, would I could describe these conceptions
When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz.
Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God! My friend but it is too much for my strength. I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions!
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing.