The graphic design
Protect your work
Comes in PDF, RTF, ODT, and DOCX formats
As a graphic designer you have unique legal requirements unlike any other creative. You aren't just some generic freelancer, which is why some universal and/or vague contract template won’t protect you.
The Freelance Graphic Design Contract is for use with clients who are hiring you to design anything, from a logo to a complete brand identity. Needless to say that you might need to craft also a very good proposal prior to requesting the client to sign a contract, but in case you need a couple of advice, here you could find something useful.
We’ve got you covered
Get paid for every revision
Most headaches start when a client isn't clear about what they want, sometimes resulting in dozens of revisions on your part. Prevent hours of unpaid revisions and clearly establish the prices of your services and firm boundaries. Our Graphic Design proposal template makes it easy to set a limit and get paid for additional revisions.
Money to start
Your time is valuable. It is only fair for a client to show their financial commitment to a project if you are going to commit your time.
No more waiting around for your final payment
Often, freelancers get rushed to finish a project. But when it comes time to get paid the client takes weeks or months to deliver your final payment. This contract will put a stop to that by establishing additional fees for late payments.
Protect your time
Sometimes your work as a designer is dependent on when you receive assets from the client. Ensure that you receive these and all other earnings. Plus, no more putting time in only to have them stop the project before paying you!
Just as deposits help protect you from doing a lot of work and not getting paid for it, a Kill Fee serves a similar purpose, only better! Clients are responsible for the work you lost when you turned other clients away... and more!
What you’ll receive
When you buy this Graphic Design Proposal Template you’ll instantly receive the contract in Portable Document Format (.PDF), Rich Text Format (.RTF), Plain Text Document (.TXT), and Microsoft Word Document (.DOCX) formats. Making it easy to customize the contract to your specific needs.
For those who are searching for a contract specifically designed for web design they can find it here, but you can find more contracts suitable for other freelance professionals on this page
Since I purchased The Freelance Graphic Design Contract I've been able to limit my revisions with clients. I've started making more money from clients because the contract asks for more fees with each additional revision. Thanks again!
– Heather Contreau, Graphic Designer
What should be included in your
graphic design contract / proposal?
Using simple English is ok
Contracts don’t have to be written in legalese for them to be legal. Leave out the flowery jargon and use simple English to build your document. Your client will understand it, you will understand it, and everyone will be happier knowing what the contract is about before signing.
Terms and Conditions
Make sure to include all of the terms of your contract. Write down what each party is responsible for, along with due dates. Include pricing, timelines, and down payments. And don’t forget to include conditions! For example, if the client does not make payment in full, the graphic designer will keep full rights to the illustration created until the bill is paid. Make sure both parties are well aware of what happens going forward.
Include Conditions for Additional Work and Drafts
Make sure that you also include how many drafts the client is entitled to. Make sure to let them know that extra revisions will cost them extra.