Avoiding the Nonpayment Quagmire
There are two types of design professionals: those who have been stiffed by clients and those who will be. This pithy truism leads to another: obtaining payment for your work is your professional responsibility. Suing for unpaid fees is not equivalent to securing payment in the first place as the mire of litigation will assuredly squander the project’s original profitability. For the discerning design professional, the following is a best-practices guide for ensuring full and timely payment.