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Design Contracts and Agreements

Trust and a good client´s relationship starts with a good contract – agreement for both, this samples might be useful as a guideline, specially if you are new to freelancing.

Useful resources and organisations promoting equality and justice in design

Organisations and networks 

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Top tips from designers on finding work during uncertain times

While the design industry has suffered during the pandemic, there are some bright spots for those looking for work – particularly among freelance and digital sectors.

By Henry Wong 

The past year has presented many challenges for those working in the creative industry, as widespread cuts resulted in less work and job losses.

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Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already with the Business Case

Summary.    Leaders may mean well when they tout the economic payoffs of hiring more women and people of color, but there is no research support for the notion that diversifying the workforce automatically improves a company’s performance.

This article critiques the popular rhetoric about diversity and revisits an argument the authors made 25 years ago: To fully benefit from increased racial and gender diversity, organizations must adopt a learning orientation and be willing to change the corporate culture and power structure.

Four actions are key for leaders: building trust and creating a workplace where people feel free to express themselves; actively combating bias and systems of oppression; embracing a variety of styles and voices inside the organization; and using employees’ identity-related knowledge and experiences to learn how best to accomplish the firm’s core work.

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Industrial Design: Why Is It Still a Man’s World?

In this open letter, designer Ti Chang asks the important question: where are all the women in industrial design?

By Ti Chang – January 7

A few hours into my first day at work as an industrial designer, I was shocked to discover there was no women’s restroom. I was the first woman on a team with 12 men, designing bicycles. I laughed it off at first because it felt too absurd. That week, they converted an unused closet, which became my bathroom. Although this happened in 2004, this kind of injustice and inattention to women is still pervasive.

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