Erin Greenough

illustrator + plant mom

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Project Agreement

Hello all!

Prior to this class I have done some reading on the business of graphic design and writing forms. What I am currently working on is reflective of the forms I have already designed, such as invoices, copyright forms, and timesheets. Likewise, it utlizes my already existing visual identity and basic grid of my other forms, as well as some handy legal info I have picked up on along the way.

What I have so far is very basic. It leaves out some of the things that have been discussed in the lectures. (I have only watched the  first 2 videos so far). However, my ultimate goal is not to copy the proposed contract directly as I want to design a contract that best suits the needs of my clients and myself as a freelance illustrator and designer. It may end up that I will need two different contract designs - one more basic while one more beefy - to suit different clients and projects.

Currently the projects I have been working with are quite small in terms of amount of deliverables. For example:

  • gig posters for local promoters
  • album design/artwork
  • editorial/cover illustrations
  • a graphic for a t-shirt (for a record label, band, clothing company, etc)
  • I want a contract that is clear and concise. I want my clients to be able to quickly and cleary read through and understand the terms without taking too much out of their day. I realize that some of my clients are not used to working with professional freelancers and may feel overwhelmed if presented with a heavy contract. 

    I plan to begin using this contractual agreement right away (HORRIBLE: I have not been using any kind of contract AT ALL for the last year!), but will revise and re-plan accordingly as my clients, projects, and prospectives as a freelancer grow. 

    Now that that is all out of the way, here is the current state of my contract:
    PROGRESS SHOT 1

    Cheers,

    Erin Greenough
    illustration & design
    www.eringreenough.com

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