The next time a client comes to you with a quick job, save yourself time and aggravation by sending them a Short Design Contract to be signed BEFORE you start working. The doc. is basically an abbreviated contract confirming the scope of the job, the schedule, fees to paid and essential terms and conditions. Use this style of contract for quick jobs or where a full-blown contract would make the client apprehensive.
John Mong 27 Pape Ave. 647-295-034 [email protected]
[CLIENT COMPANY NAME]
[CLIENT COMPANY ADDRESS]
Project Title/Description: Bruins Hybrid Logo A one time use of the Bruins Hybrid Logo to be printed on 12 sweaters. .eps format delivery. Image no larger than 10" wide. All white logo.
Confirmation of Engagement
Job No.: 001
Schedule: Preliminary Designs: [April 1], Final Design: [April 3]
Copyright Usage: The rights granted to Client are for the usage of the Final Design in its original form only. Client may not modify the Final Design. License: 1 time use, April 18, 2015,Massachusetts, .eps format vector image, shirt print. All other rights to be negotiated separately.
Fee: $50 CDN
Reservation of Rights: All rights not expressly granted above are retained by the Designer. Any use additional to that expressly granted above requires arrangement for payment of a separate fee.
Revisions: Revisions may be made only by the Designer at the Preliminary Design phase. Additional fees will be charged for revisions made after 2 preliminary design revisions, and for additions to project scope.
Payment Schedule: $50 CDN upon project commencement, remaining upon project completion. E-transfer preferred method of payment.
Payment Terms: Payment due 4 days (April 7th) from issuance of invoice. A one and one half (1.5%) monthly service charge will be billed against late payments. Grant of copyright is conditioned upon receipt of final payment, and upon Client's compliance with the terms of this agreement.
Cancellation Fees: In the event of Cancellation, Designer will be compensated for services performed through the date of cancellation in the amount of a prorated portion of the fees due. Upon cancellation all rights design revert to the Designer and all original art must be returned, including sketches, comps, or other preliminary materials.
Preliminary Works: Designer retains all rights in and to all Preliminary Designs. Client shall return all Preliminary Designs to Designer within thirty (30) days of completion of the project and all rights in and to any Preliminary Designs shall remain the exclusive property of Designer.
Permissions and Releases: The Client agrees to indemnify and hold the Designer harmless against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney's fees, due to materials included in the Design at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or privacy release was requested, or for which uses exceed the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release.
Miscellaneous: This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties. Its terms can be modified only by a writing signed by both parties, except that the Client may authorize expenses or revisions orally. Any dispute arising out of this agreement will be resolved by negotiation between the parties. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, either party may commence mediation and/ or binding arbitration through the American Arbitration Association. A waiver of a breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions.
This Agreement must be signed and returned before Designer can schedule or begin this job.