Career Tools – Where Facts and Creativity Meet: Building an Effective Statement of Work

Where Facts and Creativity Meet:  Building an Effective Statement of Work

If you work in design or development, you know that each new client means a new set of negotiations — and a new statement of work. For creatives, building in the right set of details and conditions to protect your work and clarify meaning is not always the fun part. This Career Tools will make it more enjoyable, and a whole lot easier. Josh Barrett, founder of CreateLegal, will be here to help you go beyond boilerplate.

 You'll Learn:
    •    The critical elements to include in every SOW you prepare
    •    How to use your SOW to enhance the value of your work
    •    The most effective way to begin the negotiation process
    •    Which language and practices to avoid
    •    How your SOW works with other contract terms and conditions

This Career Tools program includes both presentation and workshop portions. You'll walk away with a template SOW full of notes, specific language, and drafting tips to use in your business.

About the speaker:

Josh Barrett is founder and of CreateLegal, Portland's law firm for creative businesses. Josh helps designers, developers, and other creative professionals get paid, protect their work, and communicate better.


52 Limited is a resource company, connecting creative and technology talent with leading brands, marketing departments, start-ups, design firms, ad and interactive agencies. 52 Limited began as Portland's only locally-owned creative staffing agency, and has grown to serve some of the world's most recognizable and forward-thinking tech companies in Portland, San Francisco and New York City. Their motto: "Think of us as professional matchmakers."

What is Career Tools?

Career Tools is a breakfast series hosted four times a year. Everyone in the Portland design community is welcome to join us at this quarterly meet-up, where we offer helpful and informative presentations designed to help you advance in the field of design. Career Tools includes tips and discussions on topics like how to manage your online brand, develop client relationships, and run your small business. Our goal? To provide content you can take away and immediately implement, to help boost your career today.

When & Where
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PDT
52 Limited Creative + Tech Staffing
330 Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214