Adam Freund Design LLC has the following policies:
1) 100% upfront payments are always required. Projects can be broken up into smaller milestones, hourly work can be broken up into smaller batches, or an escrow service like Guru.com SafePay can be used if you are uncomfortable funding the whole project up front.
2) The first 30 minutes of communication for a new client is free. Time beyond this will be billed at a rate of $140/hr, and must be paid for up front.
4) There is a minimum project budget of $2,500 for new clients.