Designers often cringe when they hear the word “templates.” But Business of Design Online (BoDo) has compiled a list of templates to use on the business side of creative businesses.
The forms include an acceptance of proposal, non-disclosure agreement, change order, and project approval, among others. The forms are in PDF format, so you’ll need to use them pretty much as-is, make minor tweaks in Acrobat, or just use the forms as a great jumping-off point. Either way, the harder job of content creation has been done.
While you’re there, be sure to poke around BoDo’s site for other design business-related topics, from marketing to working with clients. Get them at www.businessofdesignonline.com.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.