Amanda Weiner

Typography | Graphic Design

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Graphic Design Freelance Contract

Using the basis of the classes contracts, I moved some things around and relabled them to fit my criteria and style. Not everything will be included in the final client contract as each client will be different. Now I am in the process of stylizing it! Take a look at what I have so far though:

1. Cover Page

Amanda Weiner | Design Service Contract
Client | Date

2. Table of Contents

            3) Usage & Licensing
            4) Copyright & Liability
            5) Project Summary (Deliverables/How it’s Done)
            6) Fees & Billing
            7) Out of Scope (Additional Fees)
            8) Privacy & Sharing
            9) Force Majeure
            10) Terms and Conditions

3. Usage & Licensing

            Title to all design is maintained by Amanda Weiner until final payment us received. After full payment, exclusive use of all customized design & assets created in this agreement is transferred to CLIENT’S NAME. Usage is limited to web and printed materials, but does not include the right to modify or re-sell copy, designs or ideas. I also retain all right to any elements of deliverables that are part of my own process and aren’t specifically designed and/or created for you, including, but not limited to: tools, methodologies, know-how, data or objects, and documentation associated with the project. However, on final payment I grant you a perpetual, irrevocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license, without the right to grant sub-licenses, to use in connection with the work or products created under this agreement.

4. Copyright & Liability

            I guarantee, to the best of my integrity, knowledge and belief, that the work I create will not violate the copyright of any other party. Should judgment arise after project completion, I am not liable for similarities. You guarantee that (a) you own all right, title, and interest in, or otherwise have full right and authority to permit the use of any content provided by you for incorporation into my work product, (b) to the best of your knowledge, your content does not infringe the rights of any third party, and use of your content (as well as any trademarks) in connection with this project does not and will not violate the rights of any third parties, and (c) you will comply with the terms and conditions of any licensing agreements which govern the use of third party materials incorporated into my work product (with your consent). You agree to be responsible for and hold me harmless with this understanding.

5. Project Summary (Deliverables/Steps)

            Project/time specific per client.

6. Fees & Billing

             Project/time specific per client.

*Please note: Upfront payment is not refundable if project is dissolved during Phase 1. If we dissolve the project after that, I will bill for the completed hours up through that date. Payment is due within 14 days. I have the right to put the project on hold and charge interest if payments are past due. Interest charge is 15%.

7. Out-of-Scope

            Prior to commencing any work or additional services that are beyond the scope of this agreement, SUB-CONTRACTOR will submit an estimate for the work/service to you, all parties will discuss it, and your written permission will be required before proceeding.

8. Privacy and Sharing

            You grant me permission to publish any article, copy or work online or in print for purposes of self-promotion.

9. Force Majeure

            Designer is not in breach of this agreement if she is unable to complete the services or any portion thereof by reason of fire, earthquake, labor dispute, act of God or public enemy, death, illness or incapacity of Designer or any local, state, federal, national, or international law, governmental order or regulation or any other event beyond Designer’s control (collectively, “Force Majeure Event”). Upon occurrence of any Force Majeure Event, I will give notice to you of my inability to perform or delay my completion services and will propose revisions to the schedule for completion of the services.

10. Personal Terms and Conditions

             + Pricing does not include photography licensing fees, which can vary from a one-time purchase to a yearly rental system. I will notify you of these fees ahead of time so we can find other options if your budget requires it.

            + Dates specified in this agreement are guaranteed until DATE. After that day, the offer still stands, but I reserve the ability to revise project due dates in case my schedule has shifted.

            + By moving forward with the project you agree to project terms, budget and to pay by invoice due date.

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