Graphic design is one of those job that everyone needs but whose value perhaps not everyone appreciates. People who don’t understand the true value of graphic designers will try to take advantage of them, especially if they’re newbies. Others will try to calculate the time and effort involved in designing and then assume you’ll meet their expectations, however unrealistic. This can wear on you both financially and mentally, so you have to find ways to protect yourself. Here are four ways to keep your work and your clients in check. Have a look through them and let us know your experiences and whether you would add anything to this list.