Diesdas Wiki How we think + roll

This is the place where we collect all things Diesdas; our company culture and philosophy, guides for new employees, and any interesting bits and pieces about the team and the company.

We decided to publish this handbook to give everyone a look behind the curtain, so you can see how we roll as an organisation. We hope that you find this useful.

Freelancing with us

We love working with and learning from skilled freelancers. Here’s what you need to know:

Say hi

If you’re a freelancer and we haven’t worked together in the past, feel free to write an email to [email protected] introducing yourself. Make sure to mention your day rate and whether you could work from our office in Berlin-Kreuzberg. This’ll save us some back-and-forth.

We are always looking to expand our freelance network in the following disciplines:

  • UI/UX/product design
  • Front-end and full-stack development
  • Digital Strategy
  • Copywriting

What you’ll get

When you’re working from our office, you should bring your own computer. We’ll provide the rest: a desk (not fixed) + screen + keyboard + mouse. Additionally, you’ll get access to the relevant Slack channels as well as our time tracking tool.

There’s always a selection of coffee, tea, fizzy drinks, fruit and muesli in the office. Help yourself!

Sign this

Before kicking off our collaboration, we’ll have a freelance contract ready for you. You’ll also need to sign our data privacy regulations and an NDA. Take as much time as you need to read through everything.


When writing your invoice, make sure to bill us by the hour and according to your tracked time. Include the timeframe in which you worked for us and the relevant project(s). We expect monthly invoices – so if we work together for a longer period of time, you’ll be paid on a monthly basis. Send it to the project manager associated with your project and we’ll pay you as quickly as we can, usually within a few days.

Participation in team activities

If we conduct learning sessions or hack days in the office while you’re working with us, you’ll typically be invited to participate. Since these are voluntary events, we expect you not to bill us for this time. When in doubt, ask your project manager before joining.


Due to German law, we’re not allowed to work together over extended periods of time if you don’t invoice anybody else. This would fall under “Scheinselbstständigkeit” and could get both you and us in trouble. If this should come up, talk to us and we’ll see what we can do. We’re always on the lookout for great people to join our team full-time, especially if we’re already friends.