Adam Freund Design 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 project is free. Time beyond this will be billed at a rate of $115/hr, but must be paid for up front.
3) Adam Freund Design will not sign NDAs or contracts other than it's own NDA (available at adamfreunddesign.com/nda) for projects with budgets less than $3,000.
4) There is a minimum project budget of $1,000 for new clients.