You can quickly find and hire a freelance UI Designer by leveraging RFPs. By answering questions up front, and knocking out under-qualified candidates, you’ll move ahead sooner to making an educated decision. Use a scoring system to narrow proposals, and repurpose the winning document to start the contract.
Start out with the requirements for the UI Designer position. Next, dive deeper into the skill set the job entails. Then, get into the company setup and culture as you evaluate whether the candidate is the right fit. Follow up with additional questions before finishing.
When determining compensation for your UI Designer, start by estimating the project value, or expected revenue. Next, review the typical costs of completing the project in house or with an agency. Then, see how those rates compare to average freelancers in the Bonsai rates explorer.
When you have a contract in place, you’re protected—and so is your freelancer. Be sure to document all deadlines and milestones right from the start. Set payment terms so that it’s clear when and how disbursement occurs. Outline intellectual property rights so your UI Designer knows what to expect.
1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Freelance UI Designer to do the following: Build and iterate on product mockups with UX team. Convert mockups into fully functional elements to be integrated by front-end developers.
1.2 Schedule. The Designer will begin work on September 10, 2017 and must finish the work by October 15, 2017.
1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Designer a flat fee of $5,500.00 (USD). Of this, the Client will pay the Designer $2500.00 (USD) before work begins.
1.4 Expenses. The Client will not reimburse the Designer's expenses.
1.5 Invoices. The Designer will invoice the Client at the end of the project. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per week on the outstanding amount.
1.6 Support. The Designer will not provide support for any deliverable once the Client accepts it, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Start off on the right foot with proper on-boarding. Fill out all internal and external compliance documents like NDAs and tax forms. Provide software, credentials, and other tools for your freelance UI Designer. Introduce them to their new team members, and then they’ll be ready to get to work.
The most important enforcement issue for the Department of Labor is now non-compliance. Consequently, getting your UI Designer into full compliance is essential. Addressing errors is very expensive, with penalties between $5,000-$20,000 for each violation in the state of California.