How to make sure your clients always pay you

Over the last few weeks, we've looked at four classic nightmare clients: the one who doesn't pay; the poor communicator; the ungrateful client and the 'design savant'.

In the latest post in our mini-series on clients from hell, New York-based designer and illustrator Nicole Martinez talks money. Here the artist, who's designed for brands including Boston Beer Company, Harvard Business School and MIT, offers her top tips on what to do when your client becomes reluctant to pay…

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