Carlos Segura's working agreement will make every creative want to burn their’s.

Written by Cole Schafer

Carlos Segura is the lead designer and founder of Segura Inc., a design agency that’s been spitting out some of the most profound creative work of the last few decades.

An old colleague of Segura’s –– a guy by the name of Jason Fried who started Basecamp and Hey –– once shared his working agreement over on his blog.

Some find it to be arrogant.

Others, brilliant.

I’ll let you decide…

It reads as follows.

  • You give me money. I’ll give you creative.
  • I’ll start when the check clears.
  • Time is money. More time is more money.
  • I’ll listen to you. You listen to me.
  • You tell me what you want, I’ll tell you what you need.
  • You want me to be on time, I want you to be on time.
  • What you use is yours, what you don’t is mine.
  • I can’t give you stuff I don’t own.
  • I’ll try not to be an ass, you should do the same.
  • If you want something that’s been done before, use that.
  • Let’s create something great together.

Perhaps, you should burn yours.

That’s all.

By Cole Schafer.