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Contracts for creatives are more important than you may think.

In one of my older posts “gr-if company update, January 2017” I mentioned creating contracts and sorting out all the legal stuff, it was probably the only piece of practical advice in the post for creative freelancers… or any self-employed person really. “If you’re after something a little more practical; make a contract, t’s & … Continue reading Contracts for creatives are more important than you may think.

Contract Template

Below is a draft none-formatted template of the contract I use, copy and pasted into a post; feel free to copy, paste and edit this for your own contract uses. Also feel free to comment on ways to improve this. Agreement of services [Enter clients name / Company name] Will Cross Creative | gr-if.co.uk   … Continue reading Contract Template

Gr-if Company Update, January 2017

Some of you who know me will know that gr-if wasn’t created this year. It was originally created in the summer of 2014 in a naïve post-university era starry eyed and ready to go, that’s not to say I’m now withered and faithless; quite the opposite actually. A lot has happened since I first set … Continue reading Gr-if Company Update, January 2017

Screen Printing: The exposure unit.

These blog posts were originally created in 2016 on a different blog.     For some really clear prints I’m going to want to burn the designs into some photo emulsion coated screens. I could do it with the sun but that’ll mean I’ll have to wait for sunny days, with a cheap flood lamp … Continue reading Screen Printing: The exposure unit.

Screen printing: The set up.

These blog posts were originally created in 2016 on a different blog.   So this is the shed so far. it's only small but because of how compact it is everything is to hand. So I can turn out loads of prints like a production line.     Here's my make-shift water system for cleaning … Continue reading Screen printing: The set up.

Feet on the ground with the Prince’s Trust.

Last week I was on a four day introductory seminar with the Prince's Trust for their 'exploring business' course, the course was developed to provide young entrepreneurs; I guess like myself, with the tools and support they need to grow their business ideas. Now this was first mentioned to me by a friend a while … Continue reading Feet on the ground with the Prince’s Trust.

Yep, gr-if has changed…again.

Hey. So I'm going to try to keep this short, a lot of stuff has been going on and I've neglected this blog, to be honest I've neglected a lot of gr-if marketing. There are a few reasons as to why - the main three being; I've been working on creating a screen printing workshop. … Continue reading Yep, gr-if has changed…again.

Project | MLT Productions.

Original date this was wrote: May 28th 2015. gr-if has taken on a new project with film maker Michael Lee Toas. You would have seen his name crop up on the blog a few times before if you're familiar with our articles. But if not, he's a regular client, collaborator and good friend. This is an … Continue reading Project | MLT Productions.

gr-if’ top-tips for branding.

Original date this was wrote: May 22nd 2015. So today I've been working on a branding project for my good friend and filmmaker Michael Lee Toas, if you've read any previous blog posts, especially "A Portent Reverie" you would have seen his name here before. No the image above is not for MLT productions I'm … Continue reading gr-if’ top-tips for branding.