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- Understanding the anatomy of a contract
- Scoping the project
- Estimating your costs
- Subcontracting work
- Heading off problems
Skill Level Appropriate for all
- Hi, I'm Terry Lee Stone. I've spent most of my career focused on the business side of creativity, specifically in graphic design. I'm here to show you how to write a contract for your design services. I'll touch on pricing and how to navigate the complexities of client relationships. Designer-client agreements are one of the most important tools you can develop in order to ensure great design and financial success. This is both a business and creative activity. Lots of creative professionals are intimidated by legal stuff.
There may even be a chance that you do business without a contract. Maybe you think contracts are too difficult or too much trouble to create. I don't think they have to be hard. Contracts are created to protect your interests and allow you to walk through the project with your client. As a legal document, they can be useful, but as a communication tool, it may well be invaluable. So let's get started.