Contract for Art Direction and Design Services | UCLA Bunche Center

Design contract

Client: Bunche Center for African American Studies Research

Project: The UCLA Black Policy Project Logo Design

Primary Contact: CIERRA BLACK [email protected], Isaac Bryan [email protected]

AD/Designer: Benjamin Howard

Date of Project: Nov 2019

Project Deadline: TBD


Creative Brief:

Create logo for the Black Policy Project that incorporates the name in a clean way. The logo should evoke themes of justice, equity, policy, people, etc. Create the logo to have more neutral visual such as scales, policy, helping hands, etc.

Fee:

Fee rate of $50/Per hour. This includes three directional sketches. A directional sketch is an example and outline of a potential design and art direction for the project. Only one direction will be fully designed for client use. After final direction is confirmed two complimentary revisions are included. Any revision after is an additional $50. If for any reason The Client chooses not to proceed with the project into completion an invoice will be sent for the hours accrued.


1. Payment

All invoices are payable within 60 business days of receipt. The releases of full and final artwork is conditioned on receipt of full payment. A payment plan can be made available upon request.


2. Default in payment

The Client shall assume responsibility for cost outlays by designer in all collections of unpaid fees and of legal fees necessitated by default in payment. Invoices in default will include but are not limited to fees for collection and legal costs.


3. Estimates

The fees and expenses shown are minimum estimates only unless an hourly fee has been agreed upon. That fee will be $50 per hour and the designer shall keep the client apprised of a tally of hours within a reasonable period of time. Final fees and expenses shall be shown when invoice is rendered. The fees and expenses shown are minimum estimates only unless the quote and/or invoice is clearly marked Firm Quote, otherwise the below stated hourly fee will be payable on all time over that which was quoted with a minimum in NY increments.


4. Changes

The Client must assume that all additions, alterations, changes in content, layout or process changes requested by the customer, will alter the time and cost. The Client shall offer the Designer the first opportunity to make any changes.


5. Cancellation

In the event of cancellation of this assignment, ownership of all copyrights and the original artwork shall be retained by the Designer, and a cancellation fee for work completed, and expenses already incurred, shall be paid by the Client. Cancellation fee is based on the hours submitted, if the project is on an hourly basis or a percentage based on the time estimate for the entire job. A 100% cancellation fee is due once the project has been finished, whether delivered to the client or not. If the project is on an hourly basis and the project is canceled by the client, the client agrees to pay no less than 100% of the hours already billed for the project at the time of cancellation plus a flat fee of $100 or 50% of the remaining hours that were expected to be completed on the project, whichever is greater.


6. Ownership and return of artwor
k

The Designer retains ownership of all original artwork. The client will only have rights to the selected final artwork.

7. Releases

The Client shall indemnify the Designer against all claims and expenses, including attorney’s fees, due to the uses for which no release was requested in writing or for uses that exceed authority granted by a release.


8. Modifications

Modifications of the terms of this contract must be written and authorized by both parties, involving the implementation of a new version of the contract as a whole following standard procedures of documentation and approval.


9. Uniform commercial code

The above terms incorporate Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.


10. Code of fair practice

The Client and the Designer agree to comply with the provisions of the Code of Fair Practice (which is in the Ethical Standards section of chapter 1, Professional Relationships).


11. Code of fair practice

The Designer warrants and represents that, to the best of his/her knowledge, the work assigned hereunder is original and has not been previously published, or that consent to use has been obtained on an unlimited basis; that all work or portions thereof obtained through the undersigned form third parties is original or, if previously published, that consent to use has been obtained on an unlimited basis; that the Designer has full authority to make this agreement; and that the work prepared by the Designer does not contain any scandalous, libelous, or unlawful matter. This warranty does not extend to any uses that the Client or others may make of the Designer’s product that may infringe on the rights of others. Client expressly agrees that it will hold the Designer harmless for all liability caused by the Client’s use of the Designer’s product to the extent such use infringes on the rights of others.


12. Limitation of liability

Client agrees that it shall not hold the Designer or his/her agents or employees liable for any incidental or consequential damages that arise from the Designer’s failure to perform any aspect of the project in a timely manner, regardless of whether such failure was caused intentional or negligent acts or omissions of the Designer or Client, any client representatives or employees, or a third party.


13. Dispute Resolution

Any disputes in excess of maximum limit for small-claims court arising out of this Agreement shall be submitted to binding arbitration before a mutually agreed-upon arbitrator pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The Arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The client shall pay all arbitration and court cost, reasonable attorney’s fees, and legal interest on any award of judgment in favor of the Designer. All actions, whether brought by client or by designer will be filed in the designer's state/county of business/residence.
This contract is held accountable to the legal system of State Name and any applicable statutes held therein.

14. Acceptance of terms

The action of the sending and receipt of this agreement via electronic method will hold both parties in acceptance of these terms. The Designer as sender and the client as recipient will acknowledge acceptance of these terms either through an e-mail noting acceptance or acceptance is acknowledged at the beginning of any work on said project. Electronic signatures shall be considered legal and binding.

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