Professional Workflow (eBook + Legal Documents)

Professional Workflow (eBook + Legal Documents)

Being a great Web designer or developer is one thing; running a successful freelance business is another. Whether you already have experience working for a company or have just graduated from design school, being self-employed entails a number of tasks that you most likely haven’t had to deal with so far. As a freelance Web designer, you’ll often have to do it all yourself, and sometimes all alone.
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This eBook provides financial and legal advice that will surely help you to improve your business workflow, and help you carry out sound decisions when engaging in business with clients. Additionally, we’ve carefully prepared samples of legal documents, along with explanations of their purpose and best use.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The Legal Side Of Web Design
  • Lessons from Corporate Web Design
  • Web Design Risk Management and Liability
  • The Finances of Freelancing
  • APPENDIX: Sample Legal Documents

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 92
  • Language: English
  • Released: May 2011
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-15-1

Excerpt From Chapter 2

Lessons from Corporate Web Design — by Luke Reimer

Web design can take place in a variety of settings; individually as a freelancer, as a web design firm, or working as a web designer within a company that has an alternative product or service. The point of this article is to shed some light on the major lesson one could learn from working as a web designer in the latter category among 15,000 employees rather than working freelance or as part of a small team. Every kind of employment certainly comes with pros and cons, but project management is a tool valuable to all.

Excerpt From Chapter 3

Web Design Risk Management and Liability — by Luke Reimer

Liability, insurance, limiting risk, and an understanding of the legal relationships we have as service providers are important areas of knowledge for web design agencies and freelancers alike. Working at the corporate level requires knowledge of these areas in order to safely navigate through projects and clients while protecting your company’s credibility, reputation, and financial stability. When you engage with a client as a web designer you officially take part in the service economy – the fastest growing area of international commerce.

You become a service provider, and the client a customer or service recipient. This relationship can be compared to a whole variety of service industries, such as a banker providing advice to a client, an IT technician fixing a computer problem, or a gardener trimming the weeds. In each of these, commonalities arise in the relationship that exists, as well as in the responsibilities of each party.

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