Hey designers, I am being hired to do a project for a school district and they are paying me with a Purchase Order. This is part of my initial deposit and I wanted to know if this is a legit way of paying me? I won't get the money for 30days? And do I have
to worry about them canelling the the purchase order payment if I start sending then sketches or early samples and they do not like what they are seeing? I usually like to get a deposit payment (real money) before I start working on any project. Any issues
I may face with getting payment from a Purchase Orders? Thanks in advance for any feedback!
I wish AIGA would create and sponsor a match.com like website for creative thinkers to form professional partnerships. It's not LinkedIn or the TED site or a blog. Any thoughts?
Do those of you single member firms find that it is more advantageous to have an office space? Do you think it builds credibility and is easier to get clients?
it depends on your working style and clientele you are going to reach. I've had an office for about a year, and sincerely - didn't get even 50% potential of it. A lot of meetings with clients were in their offices or via Facetime/Skype. Now I'm working from
my home office, and one thing I'm missing most is easy collaboration & brainstorm with co-workers, which is now a little bit harder (need to schedule it eariler and so on). If you are working for small, creative and open minded firms, it's OK to optimize your
cost and do without office space.
BUT, if you feel like working for corporate businesses, they expect you have an office space. Even though they will probably not visit you at work (and demand you visit them instead), it gives them a notion you are a trustable business partner. If so, maybe
a virtual office service is good for you? You get then registered address, post & phone forwarding, what makes your business appear more professional for some people...
After two highly successful years with Gresham, Smith and Partners, the I Like Design competition has packed its bags and is headed to the Big Apple!
That's right, this year ILD has relocated to New York City and we are proud to say that the 2013-2014 winner will receive a paid internship with
ICRAVE in Manhattan, as well as paid housing costs for the summer. That means one lucky student will get the chance to live and work in the place where if you make it there, well, you know…
ICRAVE has developed a one-stage ideas competition open to any full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program in the U.S., with a strong interest in experiential design. Submissions can have an overall emphasis on design/architecture/interior,
but ICRAVE is interested in all areas of exploration as long as the conceptual thinking and ideas are strong and unique.
So without further ado, here are this year’s contest details. You can enter by clicking the “submit” button below. Get your entries in by midnight on Monday, March 10, 2014!
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Kirkpatrick, founder of the social-design consultancy Helvetica Jones, grew up in Chicago in the 1960s, where the dichotomy of the city's racial politics
and its sublime architecture had a profound impact on him and helped drive him toward a career in design.
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Ric Grefé and Heather Strelecki introduced listeners to “Justified”
and gave a tutorial on how to use the online entry system. See how easy
it is to add the information required for your entry as well as how it
will be displayed if your work is selected.
LecturerUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WisconsinJuly 17 2015
Updated portfolio of designer/animator Daniel Coutinho, member of AIGA! Excellent montage of motion graphics: https://vimeo.com/133424211
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