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!
Hopfully, you got paid David. Remember, if they cancel they can't use any of the work you completed - and they still owe you for starting. It's a totally legit way to pay you - you just have to agree to the terms. Having said that wait the the 30 days
before you do any work - if you are a new designer you may want to take the risk of starting without acutally having the money in hand. I would not recomend it - but I would have done it in the early years :) Sounds like a credible account - your call.
Experience will get you more work so balance your risk/reward.
First of al, lovely profile picture. Secondly, if this is a legitimate school district it does feel odd that you'd be paid with a purchase order. It would hinge on whose name is on that purchase order and how well you know the signer. Not getting paid for
30 days is typical for school (and government) employees, and if it's a large enough amount cover the work reasonably I'd be fine with that and just make it clear that work would begin when payment clears. I don't work on spec and no one should under any circumstances;
and this is how we train those unfamiliar with creative industries such as web design to value the work and value the worker.
Personally, I would take it, thank them wholeheartedly (I mean a school district is huge fish to net), but I'd make clear that due to overhead and business bookkeeping practices and (hopefully) your contract, work can't begin until payment is rendered and
cleared. Once payment clears, it's on.
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?
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!
Tweny large scale ink drawings created within 6 hours and displayed the very same evening by Magnus Voll Mathiassen, Norway.
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Rafael Esquer's fascination with typography inspired him to
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In this webcast, Nancy Sharon Collins
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Updated portfolio of designer/animator Daniel Coutinho, member of AIGA! Excellent montage of motion graphics: https://vimeo.com/133424211
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