Project Prescription is broken into 3 sets of InDesign files (in 8.5 x 11 and A4 sizing) + Google Doc versions:

1 exposure

The first step in creating a long-lasting freelance career with your design skills is having a steady flow of people who want to pay for your services. We’ve created a set a documents to help with that.

  • Media kit - showcase your brand, skills, clients and success stories.
  • Getting started guide - automate how you take clients from interested to hired.
  • Potential/signed leads - a simple spreadsheet to help you keep track of project bids you’ve created and won.
  • Bookkeeping - track money coming in and going out.

2 onboarding

Taking a client from interested to signed off on doesn’t need to be complicated, stressful or even a lot of work. We’ve created documents to guide you through an automated process.

  • Questionnaire - what you need to know about a project and client before you agree to the work.
  • Estimate - list of deliverables, pricing and timing.
  • Onboarding steps/process - you need to educate and design the experience of working with you from start to finish.
  • Project checklist - keep track of what’s needed to start each project.
  • Project proposal - a standard terms and conditions document, based on this.

3 project

Once you’re hired, you need to make sure the project stays on track and running smoothly. Use these documents to get paid, present work and gather feedback.

  • Invoice - what to include to get paid quickly and easily.
  • Client evaluation - use your gut and data to figure out if they're a good fit.
  • Feedback guide - teach clients how to give you the feedback you want and need.
  • Presentation - present work that gets signed off on quickly.
  • Post-launch questionnaire - see what went right (and didn't) and mine for testimonials.
  • Followup - set a schedule for staying in touch.



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“A killer set of templates for onboarding, getting paid, following up with freelance clients”
Janna Hagan

Designers designing

why you need a prescription

Because drugs are awesome (just kidding, stay in school kids!) Seriously, we’ve spent years refining our own processes and documents while listening to thousands of designers struggle with clients. We listened to what was making designers sick and we developed a cure.

We’re confident the Project Prescription can help if you’ve ever said things like:


“I struggle with standing out in a sea of other designers.”

“My clients require a lot of hand-holding through projects.”

“I hate wearing underpants!”

“My clients don’t always understand what I need them to do.”


Simply put: having the right files can free up your time to make more money.

how project prescription works

You’ll get all the design resources you need to make these killer documents your own. Files are delivered as editable InDesign files, Google Doc versions, example PDFs, spreadsheets and instructions on how to customize them with your brand’s logo, colours and typeface.

Requirements: A general knowledge of InDesign + access to InDesign CS6+ files or a general knowledge of Google Docs to access the Google Doc version. Note: Adobe offers a free InDesign trial of the latest version here.

who the designers behind this

Shauna Haider and Paul Jarvis (hey, that’s us!) have been designing work for clients for 25 combined years. We spent years refining our own processes and documents for client work and wanted to share what we’ve learned (the hard way) that works best.

We decided to create a super comprehensive, A-Z set of documents that covers all your bases as a freelance designer.

No more googling, no more hours creating documents you think might work, no more trial and error.

Having the right documents in your arsenal saves you time, money and helps you get more of the right type of clients for yourself.

get your prescription for difficult client work

All files are delivered to you immediately, so you can start using them within a few minutes. There are no payment plans or refunds because we want you to be super serious about your investment and the work you’ll put into adding these to your own business practices. The price is in USD.

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Got questions we haven’t answered? Get in touch now and we’d be happy to help.