Red Shoulder Hawk

Red Shoulder Hawk

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Agreement becomes Argument

Dang it, I hate when agreement becomes argument.

One thing that is tough for many clients to understand is that I own my designs. I didn't set up the industry that way. But that's how it is, and that's how the IRS views it. A design is a piece of real property and even if I give it away I will owe taxes on it if it passes out of my control.

I listened to an architect today. He described how the process of designing a space involves ideas that are his, and he owns them. The drawings are used to communicate with a builder how to create those spaces, but the drawings are not the product: the ideas are. I was impressed to hear something graphic designers have to explain to their clients is something he has to explain, too, but it makes perfect sense.

Anyway, I'm all hepped on stress chemicals after that phone call, and I don't like it. I haven't done any yoga for a month it seems, so perhaps I'll take some time off right now and be good to myself.


Aaaaaaah. I followed my own integrity and took harmonious action. I'm better now.

No comments:

Post a Comment