On March 25, 2011 in San Francisco, CreativeMornings Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio gave an amazing and very entertaining talk.
Together with his trusted professional lawyer, he took on the establishment, giving a stirring presentation to creatives/ designers on the importance of signing a contract before taking on any work.
The talk encourages freelancers, small service providers and contractors who take on jobs/ projects to protect their professional rights first. Set the work-frame first before work begins. Get the Terms & Conditions locked down and out of the way.
Mike Monteiro believes designers have enormous power and they should realize that. On the other hand, companies should realize that when designers are duly paid, they'll do what they love doing even better!
2011/03 Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me. from SanFrancisco/CreativeMornings on Vimeo.