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Useful Legal Documents For Designers (PDF/DOC)

Useful Legal Documents For Designers (PDF/DOC)
Contracts are a source of anxiety and dismay in creative work, but they exist for a good reason. A good contract ensures that you and your client have the same expectations, and protects you in case things go south. Ideally, your contract should be a combination of industry standards, legal protection and personal preferences. To help you get started, here’s a set of 10 basic agreements for a variety of common business situations that creative professionals face. How much do you expect to be paid in advance? What happens if a payment is late? 2Image credits: Joybot3. Here’s the full set that you can customize online: AIGA Standard for Professional Design Services4 Drafted by the premier design association in the US, this is probably the most complete designer-friendly agreement out there (works best for big projects). You can also download the full set in PDF/DOC17, with one single file (.zip). (vp) (jc)

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How To Create A Great Web Design CV and Résumé? Advertisement The economy is bad. No one’s job is really 100% safe, so it’s time we all bucked up and got our recession bags packed (just in case!). 10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Client Issues Sharebar Whether you’re dealing with stakeholders, internal clients or external customers, some issues are bound to arise during the design and development of eLearning products. Usually these issues can just be smoothed over by listening more closely to what the client is saying or by preparing and educating the client as to how the process works.

HTML Beautifier Online HTML Beautifier tool can process an html document and reformat it with a correct indentation of tags and syntax highlighting. By applying HTML beautifies to your HTML code will improve the layout and indent style of the resulting HTML code. When an html document is edited is very easy to mess the code making it unreadable. Update: The Shane & Peter Inc. Contract Two weeks ago, Peter & I finally stepped out on a long overdue corporate retreat. We have been running in survival mode since my daughter Serenity was born in March. A busy company, little sleep and a smaller (but much wiser) management team caused us to focus upon our clients, but severely limited our time to put thought into the business itself. Despite all the possibility for disaster, projects went relatively smoothly. We learned a few good lessons and as a result, our terms and conditions grew.

What Is the Best Resume Font, Size and Format? [Infographic] Forget substance, this one’s all about style. Of your resume that is. It’s always good to stand out and make a positive impression. How to Turn Content Into Training: The Cognitive Therapy Case Study This article makes me nervous. Why? Because I’m giving away too much. There’s a line between sharing information and putting yourself out of a job. Sample Web Design and Development Contract This is the contract typically used for most projects. Some of this can be negotiable. We have different contracts for different projects. Depending on your needs, you may need to read our Web development and troubleshooting contractSEO contractWebsite maintenance agreement Please contact us for details if you have questions regarding this contract.

40 Most Creative Resume Design Ever Seen Been a while since you dusted off your resume, added in your most recent work and gave it a facelift? Before you do that, check out these examples for inspiration. A well-crafted resume is a great way to stand out as a candidate, and it’s not the easiest task to balance form and function with the opportunity to show off your design chops. Have a look at what other designers are doing before you head back to the drawing board, and remember: a resume’s most important function is give a potential employer a good idea of your experience as quickly as possible. Design acrobatics are secondary to that.

Elearning Blueprint » Action Mapping overview You’re about to use a quick, visual way to design elearning. It’s like mind mapping, but I call it Action Mapping because it helps you change what people do , not just what they know. It helps you design action-packed materials that improve business performance, and it can keep stakeholders from adding extraneous information. index The next time a client comes to you with a quick job, save yourself time and aggravation by sending them a quick Letter of Agreement to be signed BEFORE you start working. The letter is basically an abbreviated contract confirming the scope of the job, the schedule, fees to paid and essential terms and conditions. Use this style of contract for quick jobs or where a full-blown contract would make the client apprehensive. [YOUR NAME] [YOUR ADDRESS] [YOUR TELEPHONE] [YOUR FAX] [YOUR EMAIL] [DATE] [CLIENT NAME] [CLIENT TITLE] [CLIENT COMPANY NAME] [CLIENT COMPANY ADDRESS] Confirmation of Engagement Job No.: [JOB NUMBER] Project Title/Description: [TITLE] [PROJECT DESCRIPTION] Schedule: Preliminary Designs: [DATE], Final Design: [DATE] Copyright Usage: The rights granted to Client are for the usage of the Final Design in its original form only. Nonexclusive license to use, unlimited duration, worldwide, this website only, client may not modify.

Create a Grid Based Resume/CV Layout in InDesign This post was originally published in 2009 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. Use the power of grid based designs to create a structured and professional page layout in InDesign, which can then be populated with a range of information to produce a polished CV or Resume. I was recently invited to participate in the Steven Stevenson challenge over at Smashing Magazine. The goal was to produce a CV or Resume layout for a fictional character using the details supplied. My approach was to create a minimal two colour design that showcased Mr. Stevenson’s sophisticated Graphic Design skills through a clean and structured layout.

10 principles of usability for learning Nielsen and Loranger’s book, Prioritizing Web Usability is a world of value and a bookshelf essential, but what does it have to say about designing for learning on the web? The Nielsen Norman Group offer detailed reports on specific genres like e-commerce, but, nothing yet on education. Nor does the book showcase any educational sites or make reference to these in user studies.