- Designers Rights
Know and understand what Designers stands for.
- Are you a Designer? Get to know and spread your rights to the World.In this project was considered some problems Designers normally have to face in their professional relation with clients. Specially if they are Freelancers, most of the clients do not understand what principles Designers stands for. For my own experience and surrounded reality this campaign was done thinking about all Designers, to enforce their role and try to get from the clients more respect for this creative field.For a week are being published the 10 Fundaments of Designers Rights and here they are:
- Designer Right no. 1/10
Receive clear and concise briefings, signed by the client;
A briefing with insufficient information and details implies a larger number of meetings and delays in the delivery of the project.
- Designer Right no. 2/10Request previously a percentage of the budget;Most of the times, when a Design project is ongoing it requires some expenses such as printing or other production proofs. Receiving an early part of the budget to cover such costs allows the designer to devote himself entirely to the project, avoiding unnecessary worries.
- Designer Right no. 3/10
Establish deadlines for the projects and fulfill them;Each project, from the beginning must have seted budgets and deadlines agreed by both Designers and the clients. If the customer returns and delay the feedback, the designer has the right to renegotiate the delivery of the project, as well as the budget.
- Designer Right no. 4/10
Be mentioned in co-authored projects and allowed to show them in the portfolio;By participating in a project that involves many creative minds and performers, the designer has the right to be credited as co-author and place the project in their portfolio, making clear which was their contribution. In addition to demonstrating his skills as a Designer, this right proves his ability to work as a team.
- Designer Right no. 5/10
Be paid by all the hours already worked even if the customer cancels the project;If the client decides not to continue the project, irrespective of the reason, the Designer has the right to demand payment for part of the work done to date of the cancellation of the project.
- Designer Right no. 6/10
Claim for expenses;If during the execution of the work the designer has some sort of costs generated by customer requirements, he has the right to add them to the final budget of the project.
- Designer Right no. 7/10
Limit the number of adjustments and revisions during the project;Each Design project must be reviewed by the client. Designer's right to limit the number of revisions and adjust the budget if additional review is requested. When the client requires radical changes in the workplace should also be included in the budget.
- Designer Right no. 8/10
Include the hours spent in meetings in the bill;Time spent in meetings with clients is time devoted to the project and should be considered at the time of closing the budget. The agreement must establish the number of meetings as well as time, location and duration of each meeting.
- Designer Right no. 9/10
Charge interest when payment is delayed;Unless Designer chord otherwise, the customer must pay for the entire service performed upon the project delivery. It must specified in the contract the right to charge interest if payment is not made on time.
- Designer Right no. 10/10
Be paid even when the project is requested by friends or family.It should be borne in mind that the work of the designer is focused on projects. Regardless of who request them, the designer has its implementation costs, and these must be paid in addition to extra compensation for their ownership and dedication. It's a big mistake for family and friends think they are entitled to require the designer can stop charging. :)