Hello! So I am getting back into graphic and web design and am almost done with my portfolio. In the past I have noticed while working as a freelancer on bigger projects especially, usually no contract at all. Near the end of the project the client would mention that none of the work I have been slaving over will be able to be posted on my website/online portfolio. (usually I work alone and make everything from scratch)
This has always been unsettling. How am I suppose to show people what I am capable of if I am unable to give them hard examples of my work?
Mostly because I haven't worked with contracts in the past I refused any notion that I was not allowed to post my creations in my portfolio but now that I am inching back into the freelancer world and working on my portfolio and contract I was thinking that I would just say something along the lines of: If you as a client want the work I do to remain anonymous and for me to relinquish all creative rights including featuring it in any portfolio or public display it will cost an additional 25% of final project total costs.
Is 25% too much? I wasnt sure but it must be enough to make up for the clients I will lose because they did not see an example of something specific they were looking for because I was unable to post due to ownership laws.
I really haven't read much about this issue and would be happy to hear from other people. Has this been an issue for you in the past? What are freelancers doing in regards to this issue?