Design Contract

This is a design contract applicable to design projects




Project Title/Description: [TITLE] [PROJECT DESCRIPTION]


Confirmation of Engagement


Schedule: Preliminary Designs: [DATE], Final Design: [DATE]

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: [EXCLUSIVE / NON_EXCLUSIVE USE], [DURATION OF USE],[GEOGRAPHIC TERRITORY], [MEDIUM OF USE], [CATEGORY OF USE]. All other rights to be negotiated separately.

Fee: [FEES]


    1. 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.
    2. Revisions: Revisions may be made only by the Designer at the Preliminary Design phase. Additional fees will be charged for revisions made after [NUMBER OF REVISIONS] preliminary design revisions, and for additions to project scope.
    3. Payment Schedule: [UP-FRONT FEE] upon project commencement, remaining upon project completion.
    4. Payment Terms: Payment due [NET30 / NET15] days 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.
    5. 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 to the website revert to the Designer and all original art must be returned, including sketches, comps, or other preliminary materials.
    6. In the event of cancellation, sketches, comps, preliminary material, partially completed designs and digital builds cannot be utilised as base for jobs commissioned to other designers.
    7. Credits and Promotion: A credit line suitable to the design of the pages will be used. Client agrees to pay an additional fifty percent (50%) of the total fee, excluding expenses, for failure to include credit line. Designer reserves the right to include screen shots of the completed work in his portfolio.
    8. Preliminary Works: Designer retains all rights in and to all Preliminary Designs. Client shall return all non digital 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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

    This Agreement must be signed and returned before Designer can schedule or begin this job.

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