AIGA’s Josh Barrett will speak at this week’s AIGA Career Tools Event, and I’ve been asked to cover it with a couple blog posts. I caught up with Josh and was able to ask him some questions in advance to prime people for Friday’s event: April 3, 2015. 8:00am – 9:30am. 52 Ltd. 330 SE Martin Luther King Blvd. Suite 1b, Portland, OR 97214. Register here.
Make A Statement [of Work]
CREATED ON: 03/29/2015
PUBLISHED ON: AIGA Portland Blog
Being a creative professional means creating but it also means getting paid for what you do, and being a smart businessperson. On Friday, April 3, CareerTools is bringing in expert Josh Barrett to help the Portland design community be smarter businesspeople in the upcoming talk, Where Facts and Creativity Meet: Building an Effective Work Statement. We recently had a chance to pick Josh’s brain on how the design community has shifted it’s view of legal, why statements of work are important, and hear about his love for the Portland Timbers.
Josh is founder of CreateLegal, a Portland law firm that specializes in advising creative professionals and businesses. Hailing from Bozeman, Montana, Josh’s love of working with creative studios, freelancers and agencies led him to leave a downtown corporate law firm after 14 years and start CreateLegal in 2011. Now he advises designers, developers, and other creative professionals on how to get paid, protect their work, and communicate better. When he’s not working at CreateLegal, he donates his legal services to several non-profit organizations, is a proud member of the Timbers Army, and also serves on the executive committee of the Board of Directors for AIGA Portland, as our much beloved treasurer.
Continue reading the full article to see what Josh had to say on the AIGA Portland Blog.