So you've been in business for yourself for a little while. You know you should have a contract, maybe you even have one, but is it really comprehensive? Maybe you can't afford a lawyer and you've cobbled together your own version on a wish and a prayer. It's time to clear up the gray area before you get burned. (Or, again, as the case may be. Cause let's be real – it happens to all of us at least once.)
Designed by Colin Harman
What You'll Learn
What You'll Make
Come to class with an example of a project you might do and you'll leave with tools to write your own contract or proposal, giving you more confidence, credibility, and ultimately, a better grasp on your profits.
Why take this class from me? After several years of agency graphic design experience, I left and have been running my own studio for nearly 5 years now. Since, I've found it hard to find legal advice for the micro-business owner. I took matters into my own hands and have worked tirelessly on ironing out the fine print so my projects would go as smoothly as possible. And while I'm not a lawyer, my documents have been cleared for and deemed rock solid by a lawyer. I can translate my learning in a way that speaks to every creative person, especially the ones who would rather spend their time making stuff than worry about the fine print in their agreements.
As a Graphic Designer, many of my examples, including the sample proposals I will show you are optimized for my particular type of work (in print, branding, and the web) but I think the points we'll cover will be widely applicable to other creative fields as well.
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!
Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.