Exercise 10: Agreement for design services

Freelance Contract

The contract attached above I believe will be a good starting point to base my future contracts on. Some may not need al sections, but I think that this will help me greatly in the future to protect my work and services.

Resources

AIGA, Bonsai, AIGA Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services

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Exercise 7: Project management tools

Asana

Cost: Free for 1 member or prices vary depending on how many members you sign up. (ex: up to 5 members for $21 per month, or up to 100 members for $834 per month) All payments are paid annually, but monthly plans are also available.

Features:

  • Create tasks for work you plan to do or need a teammate to do, instead of sending an email
  • Organize your tasks into shared projects for your initiatives, meetings & lists
  • Keep conversations with tasks, instead of scattered across email
  • Never read a status email again; get automatic updates about tasks that matter to you
  • A search function
  • Integrations which make it easier to connect Asana with other tools you use
  • Add attachments, via Dropbox, Box & Google Drive
  • Mobile function, you can work from anywhere on any IPhone or Android
  • Due dates reminder to help ensure tasks aren’t forgotten about
  • Calendar function allows you to visualize your team’s goals & milestones
  • Dashboard, allows you to see the projects that matter the most to you
  • Add multiple team members (up to 100) in order to create a collaborative environment
  • Inbox feature, which allows you to save activity on tasks and projects you’re following in one place
  • Easy to use

Producteev  

Cost: Free or Pro for $99/month (same except for Outlook integration for Windows, personalized support, color and logo customization)

Features:

  • create a network which is your company’s workplace on Producteev. It includes all your projects, tasks and collaborators in one place.
  • create projects to collaborate on to-do lists that can be shared across any number of collaborators, from a few people to your entire company. Tasks can be assigned, labeled, prioritized, tracked, commented on, and even set as a recurring reminder.
  • you can label and prioritize tasks or projects
  • subtasks can be assigned for greater detail in steps to be taken and allows for easier tracking
  • includes deadlines for projects and tasks
  • can attach files
  • can include unlimited users, projects, tasks, and subtasks
  • apps for iPhone, Android, iPad, Mac & Web
  • can send notifications to apps and emails
  • user-friendly (Shannon has used it for personal and work project before with just her as well as other collaborators and it worked really well, you could be as detailed or general as you needed and the Mac App updated really well, it is very easy to create a network and add people into it, she has not tried the deadlines or priorities features)

Exercise 6: Office space

Le Marchand Mansion 11523 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K0J8 Suite 105

Separate, full office space.

  • Cost: 1,453 sqft. $18/SF/Year = $26,154/year = $2,180/month = 4 ppl: $545/person per month
  • Terms: 60 month lease (5 years)
  • Operating cost: $16.51/Year
  • Parking: 1 parking stall included, $250/month covered or $175/month uncovered
  • Access: 8 blocks from Grandin/Gov’t Centre LRT station, top of river valley/Victoria Park rd, one block south of Jasper Avenue
  • Building Hrs: M-F 6AM-8PM, SAT 7AM-6PM, 24hr access for security cards
  • Security: Roving Patrols, 24hr video surveillance, tenant security cards
  • Space: kitchenette, open space for ~4 desks or lounge/library, one office for client meetings, separate open space for ~4 desks or lounge/library
  • Furnishing: desks: 4x$200=$800, conference room table: $400, couches: 2x$300=$600, chairs: 2x$200+4x$80=$720, Decorations: $300 > Total: $2,820-$3,000

The Drawing Room 10253 97th St. Edmonton, AB

Studios & Salon: an exhibition and collaborative co-work space that aims to empower and inspire creatives; ”a place to make and think”

  • Cost: $300/month for membership which includes individual work space
  • Hours of Access: 24 Hours
  • Amenities: 24 Hour Wifi
  • Access: 3 minute walk from Churchill Station or 5 minute walk from Rice Howard Parkade ($6.00/hr or $20/day or $254-$374/month)

Exercise 4: Accounting tools and/or time-keeping tools

Pulse: Cash Flow Management

  • Organize your income and expenses by account, category, company or project. And assign income and expense items to specific companies and projects.
  • See scheduled and past transactions for each income or expense item.
  • Attach files — like invoices or contracts — to individual income or expense items.
  • Monitor your cash flow by week, month or custom date range. Check your cash on hand at the beginning of each month and view each day’s incoming and outgoing funds.
  • Pricing & Plans:
    • Free: 1 user, 1 account, monthly cashflow views
    • Standard $14/month: 3 accounts, 3 users, 3GB file storage, multiple cash flow views & security
    • Plus $24/month: 20 accounts, 10 users, 10GB file storage, multiple cash flow views & security
    • Premium $49/month: 60 accounts, 20 users, 20GB file storage, multiple cash flow views & security

Time 59

  • Enter billable time and expenses.
  • Automated invoice creation. Invoices can include details like prior balance, payments received, interest, and trust account activity.
  • Accounts receivable functionality.
  • Works on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android

  • Export your data to Excel

  • Pricing & Plans
    • $99.95/year: unlimited data & unlimited users