The most popular CreativeMornings talk of all time, Mike Monteiro gives us some valuable advice on how to get paid for the work that you do.

Looking back, it is hard to believe that this was the notorious Mike Monteiro’s first public speaking debut. He takes the stage at CreativeMornings/SanFrancisco to help creative professionals protect not only their work, but their payment, bringing along a lawyer for the ride.

If the world of freelancing seems like an intimidating wilderness to you, Mike is your guide and will fearlessly navigate you through the tumultuous waterfalls and slippery slopes that are contracts, legal checkpoints, and other surprises along the way.

“Starting work without a contract is like putting on a condom after taking a home pregnancy test,“ says Mike.

MikeMonteiro Lettering by Jen Mussari, done in the style of Mike Monteiro.

About the speaker

Mike Monteiro (in some circles better known as @Mike_FTW) brings more than a decade of experience creating outstanding visual and interactive design. He has served as lead visual designer for ReliefWeb, Six Apart, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and for the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

He excels in creating visual interface systems to aid navigation and clarify complex content. Mike founded Mule Design in 2001 along with Erika Hall.

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    After being recommended this talk from my design professor, I tuned in during some independent work time. So often in university we focus on software, concepts, process. This talk forced me to think about how I will position myself as a professional and the steps to get there. Thanks Mike!

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