I am starting a second project with a return client. The first project was more laissez faire, and I was a student at the time. Some time has passed, and given the last project's delays and compensation confusion, I think there should be some breakdown this time around. I provided an invoice last time, but think that we should have a design contract and hourly rate discussed before I start this new project.
How do you guys approach design contracts and pay? How do you approach higher pay if you have become a bit more seasoned since your last project?