Becoming A Freelance Graphic Designer?

book review, freelance graphic designer, contracts, accounting

Becoming A Freelance Graphic Designer?

A few weeks back, a friend who is returning to the design field asked me about creating a contract. I had a few suggestions for her.

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer

I found it useful because it helped me set up my chart of accounts. And it comes with useful forms you can based yours from.

If you are not sure if you would be happy being your own boss, it also asks you questions to help you figure it out.

If you are already a freelance designer, you might find the markets/marketing related chapters useful, like how to put your name out there and suggestions for where to find projects.

Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers (3rd Edition)

This book was not as fun to go through but it has many useful forms you can start from.

And last suggestion was the “Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services” from AIGA. Way too long for what I do but if you work with company way bigger than you, see if you can tailor it to your own needs.

Good luck on your missions, my fellow designers!