Need some help getting started in the world of design? Explore the presentations below and learn the essentials of freelancing, client meetings, contracts, time tracking, bookkeeping, and more!
First Client Meeting
Tips and tricks for before the meeting, questions to ask during, and what to do after your first meeting with a new client!
Contracts and Freelance
Explore the steps to establishing yourself as a creative professional, constructing contracts, setting rates, and getting paid.
Time Tracking for Client Work
Learn how to properly track your time to ensure that you’re compensated properly for various forms of client work.
Freelancing - Things to Consider
Learn the basics of starting your own business, bookkeeping, contracts, taxes and legalities, copyright, and more!
The Graphic Artists Guild
Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines Book
This is a general document to utilize for client and freelance work. It includes a cover letter, estimate for services, letter of agreement (the actual contractual language), and an invoice template. Any red sections should be changed to your specific data and client name.
Please reach out to your local legal counsel to confirm the state and county laws and update the letter of agreement section 9 accordingly.
Alumni Website Inspiration
Click on the alumni name below to visit their senior IMA story or on the website link to view their work.