When Clients Ask For Your Working Files


Why you shouldn’t just give away the car if your client only needs a ride to the market.

Although it’s a common assumption, clients are not automatically entitled to a designer’s working files. In this episode I share reasons for protecting your property rights as an independent creative and what to do when clients ask for native files. I also contrast property rights when you’re a freelancer with when you’re an employee


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