Graphic Design Project

This is a contract for Graphic Design freelance projects.

DILLON GOGARTY DESIGN (TWLV.media) CONTRACT

Client: Client Name

Primary Contact: Contact name & email address

Project: Project Name

Designer: Dillon Gogarty

Invoice #: xxxxx

This contract is an offer by Designer to Client made on Date for Designer to provide creative Work as requested by Client.

The vast majority of design projects run smoothly, without any problems. However, from time to time, something does come up, and it's important that we both have an understanding of how best to deal with it. This contract is designed to ensure that we're both protected from any unexpected circumstances. It also lays out the basic groundwork for how the project will progress, and what's expected of us both. In the interests of saving a lot of headaches, this document contains the strict minimum of legal jargon required to still be legally enforceable.

1. Agreements

Client: You have the authority to enter into this contract on behalf of yourself, your company or your organization. You agree to provide me with everything that I need to complete the project including text, images and other information as and when I need it, and in the format that I ask for. You’ll review my work and provide feedback and approval in a timely manner. Deadlines work two ways, so you’ll also be bound by any dates we set together. You also agree to stick to the payment schedule set out at the end of this contract.

Designer: I have the experience and ability to perform the services you need from me and I will carry them out in a professional and timely manner. Along the way I will endeavour to meet all the deadlines set but I can't be responsible for a missed launch date or a deadline if you have been late in supplying materials or have not approved or signed off my work on-time at any stage. On top of this I will also maintain the confidentiality of any information that you give me.

2. Work

Client requests Designer to create Enter a description of the Work here. Work includes only the final, deliverable art, and not any preliminary Work or sketches.

3. Copyrights

First, you guarantee that all elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork you provide are either owned by your good selves, or that you’ve permission to use them.

Then, when your final payment has cleared, copyright will be automatically assigned as follows:

You’ll own the visual elements that I create for this project. I’ll give you source files and finished files and you should keep them somewhere safe as I'm not required to keep a copy. You own all elements of text, images and data you provided, unless someone else owns them.

I’ll own the unique combination of these elements that constitutes a complete design and I’ll license that you, exclusively and in perpetuity for this project only, unless we agree otherwise. This basically just means that you can't take the design I made for you and sell it to Nike, but otherwise won't impact you.

I love to show off my work and share what I’ve learned with other people, so I reserve the right to display and link to your project as part of my portfolio and to write about it on websites, in magazine articles, and in books.

4. Payment

30% of the total fee is required before any services will be rendered, and the remaining 70% is payable within 14 business days of receipt. A $50 service charge is payable on all overdue balances for reissuing each invoice at 30, 45, and 60 days from the date of original invoice. The grant of any license or right of copyright is conditioned on receipt of full payment.

5. 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 Designer shall provide the Client of a tally of hours within a reasonable period of time upon request if such is the measure of the fee. Final fees and expenses shall be shown when invoice is rendered.

6. Grant of Rights

Designer agrees to the perpetual license of the right to display and transmit Work to Client, excluding the right to authorship credit, modification, and resell, which is retained by Designer. Designer agrees that Work is produced with the intent it be unique and will not seek to resell or publish Work, except as noted below.

7. Designer's Right to Authorship Credit

Designer may use Work in Designer's portfolio (including, but not limited to, any website that displays Designer's Works). Client does not have to display Designer's name together with Work, unless being described with any editorial usage, but Client may not seek to mislead others that Work was created by anyone other than Designer.

8. Cancellation

The fee for Work is refundable pending only upon Designer's breach of contract. 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, shall be paid by the Client. If the project is on an hourly basis the and project is canceled by Client, 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 50% of the remaining hours that were expected to be completed on the project, whichever is greater.

9. Limitation of Liability

Client agrees that Designer will not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages that arise from Designer's performance of this commission (including, but not limited to, failure to perform in a timely manner, regardless of whether the failure was intentional or negligent.)

10. Dispute Settled by Arbitration, and Governing Law

Any dispute under or about this Agreement must be submitted to and resolved by arbitration through the arbitration services located at Internet URL http://www.judge.me. Parties will bear their own costs. Any court may enforce the arbitration award. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Washington, in the country of the United States of America.

11. 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. Designer as sender and 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.

You can’t transfer this contract to anyone else without my permission. This contract stays in place and need not be renewed. If for some reason one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.

Although the language is simple, the intentions are serious and this contract is a legal document.

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