My hours are determined by my assigned projects. Which should explain my deficiency in vitamin D. I believe a good working relationship is determined by good communication. I prefer communication via phone, if not in person, but I am open to whichever form of communication is most convenient for the client. When it comes to payment, it is very simple; I deliver on my end of the deal in a timely fashion and I expect the client do the same. It's difficult to place specific terms on payment when there are so many potential methods (hourly, per project, salary, etc.). I usually go about it on a case-by-case scenario. I feel it is important to discuss payment terms in advance and come to an agreement both the client and design are comfortable with.