Freelance Contracts

Inevitably, as a designer, you will be asked to do freelance work by a friend or acquaintance. One lesson I have learned through experience is the importance of having your clients sign contracts and receiving a deposit up front. You have to protect your time and assets as a designer and a contract is a simple way to define expectations at the onset and prevent issues later on. For help on drafting your contracts, check out Smashing Magazine’s article on Contract Do’s and Don’ts.

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