Freelance Design Work-for-Hire Agreement

This is a basic work-for-hire agreement, where the contractor is an freelance art director being hired by a creative agency for a work of design. I based this agreement on the original Work-For-Hire Agreement by Daniela Alvarado who based her agreement on template documents provided to students at Fordham Law, and tailored the provisions for an Artist (could be any type) hired by a Creative Firm to produce a creative work to be incorporated in a ... show more

This is an Agreement between name of artist, hereinafter Art Director, andname of creative firm, hereinafter Creative Agency, normally doing business at full address.

This Agreement covers the preparation of project title or description further described in Addendum and submission of ideas and materials therefor. Art Director will receive a total fee of $fee upon satisfactory completion. Art Director will deliver to Creative Agency on or before agreed date the project title or description in form and content satisfactory to creative agency.

Art Director is an independent contractor. This work is considered work-for-hire under the United States Copyright Act of 1976. All concepts, ideas, copy, sketches, art- work, electronic files and other materials related to it will become the property of Creative Agency. Art Director acknowledges that project title or description is being created by Art Director for use by Creative Agency.

At Creative Agency's sole and absolute discretion, Creative Agency may make any changes in, deletions from, or additions to project title or description. Creative Agency is not under any obligation to use project title or description or derivative materials.

Art Director acknowledges that project title or description is being created by art director for use by Creative Agency and that project title or description is a work made for hire under the United States Copyright Act of 1976. At all stages of development, the project title or description shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Creative Agency. If for any reason the results and proceeds of Art Director's services hereunder are determined at any time not to be a work made for hire, Art Director hereby assigns to Creative Agency all right, title and interest therein, including all copyrights as well as renewals and extensions thereto.

Any proprietary information, trade secrets and working relationships between Art Director and Creative Agency and its clients must be considered strictly confidential, and may not be disclosed to any third party, either directly or indirectly.

With reasonable cause, either party reserves the right to cancel this Agreement without obligation by giving 30 days written notice to the other party of the intent to terminate. In the event that either party shall be in default of its material obligations under this Agreement and shall fail to remedy such default within 60 days after receipt of written notice thereof, this Agreement shall terminate upon expiration of the 60 day period. Should Art Director's commission be cancelled or postponed for any reason before the final stage, Creative Agency agrees to pay a cancellation fee based on work completed.

Please indicate acceptance of the terms set forth above by signing this Agreement.


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