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I signed a non-disclosure, non-compete agreement with my former employer. They now say I may not state or imply what I designed for them, nor may I show any of the work I completed (work that is published) to others.
The terms of the agreement seem overly broad, and I asked them about this on my first day in the studio (they insisted I sign before I could begin working). I asked whether the terms of the agreement limited my ability to show design work completed while there to future employers in a hardcopy portfolio or on my personal portfolio site. They said, "No, of course not! We aren't going to steal your work!"
Please advise. There were no geographic or time limits on the non-compete section of the agreement, nor was there "consideration"
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