Design Service Contract

This is a collection of simple and relatively generic service contracts for the Design / Development crowd.

Original project is available in GitHub:

Service Contract for Development and Design


Company: Name of Company issuing this contract

Designer: Name of Company or individual entering into this contract with the Company

Term: Month Of October, 2013

Services: Any task or series of tasks done by the Designer on request from the Company, or as part of fulfilling a request from the Company.

Product: Any code, images, markup, scripts, content created by the Designer while performing Services



  1. Rate: Designer shall be paid at the rate of $___ CAD per hour.

  2. Payment: The Company shall send payment to the Designer within 14 days of receiving an invoice.

  3. Copyright: Copyright of all Products created while performing Services for the Client will be transferred to the Client upon receipt of payment in full, except in the cases described below.

  4. Copyright Exceptions

    1. The Designer reserves the right to reuse and re-license portions of the created Product as desired, as long as the portions are general solutions to common problems and are not specific to the Company product.
    2. Any portions of the Product whose copyright is withheld by the designer are licensed to the Client for use in the Product under the MIT license:
    3. The Company will only be billed for portions of the Product which were created during the effective period of this contract and created while performing Services for the Company.
  5. Intangible Property: The Designer retains ownership of all Intangibles gained by the Designer (that are not previously owned by the Company) while providing Services.

  6. Termination: The Designer must give the Company at least 24 hours notice before termination. The Company may terminate the contract at anytime. The Designer will only bill for the period up to the point of termination. This contract may only be terminated after all outstanding invoices have been paid in full.

  7. Changes: Either party may request to modify the terms of this contract at any time. When both parties consent to new terms and a new contract is signed, this contract is terminated immediately.

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