Working with a lot of collaborators, bringing them into multiple projects, when it comes to money, I try to pay up in a timely fashion. Usually right away because I want them to know I’m stoked to have them involved and I highly value what they do. If someone has to follow up with me on payment, well, I’d feel terrible. Some kind of “code of the independents” maybe, but knowing payment is definitely not consistent and comes in waves, I act accordingly. The creative industry lives in uncertainty and payment for work shouldn’t have to be part of that uncertainty. Contract or not, handshake or not, perhaps the old wink and a nod, when an invoice gets sent to me, it gets paid. On time. Straight up.