Can I charge a potential employer for design work they're making me do as "a test"? I'm interviewing for a f/t design position at a large publisher and they want me to do work on spec (ie, unpaid). As a freelancer, they would have to pay me hundreds of dollars for this same work, and it will take me hours. Can I charge them my going rate?
I'm afraid they're just going to use my work and ideas for free. it doesn't seem right. I showed them a full portfolio of work. They should be able to tell if I can do the work or not.