The following terms and conditions of self-employment are to protect both the client and the designer during their working relationship.

Rights and ownership

Rights: All services provided by the designer shall be for the exclusive use of the client other than for the designer’s promotional use. Upon payment of all fees and expenses, the following reproduction rights for all approved final designs created by the designer for this project shall be granted:

  • Client to gain full transferable rights to brand identity.
  • Client to gain full license to reproduce works through commercial printers.

Ownership: The client shall be entitled to full ownership of all artwork created during the project upon full payment of the agreed fee.

Third party contracts: The designer may contract with other creative professionals to provide services such as photography, and illustration. Any third party terms and conditions will include full reproduction rights for the client. Where such contracting adds to the project cost, the client will first be asked for permission to proceed. No project will commence on the assumption that third parties might be required for project completion. Such details will be finalised prior to project commencement, unless requested by the client at a later date.

Communication

The designer can be reached by telephone or email from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm GMT. Skype chats are welcomed at the Skype username: keef barrett. The majority of designer/client communication is normally via email, helping both parties keep track of specific design requirements and potential changes.

Payment schedule

The client will make a 50% down payment prior to work commencing. The project can be scheduled once the down payment is received by the designer. The remaining 50% is payable to the designer upon completion of the project, and before original artwork is supplied to the client.

Delayed payment

If the final invoice is not paid within 21 days, a 10% “delayed payment” fee will be charged. This initial 10% figure will be added upon each recurring 30 day period until the full amount has been received by the designer.

Changes and Revisions:

The estimate price that the client was provided with is based on the information that was have been given by them at that time when the price was agreed and a downpayment made. However, if you do wish to change your mind, add extra pages, new functionality, different images, or even a new layout, then that won’t be a problem. I will switch over to an agreed hourly rate on the revisions and changes thereafter. During this time we may ask that the requests and changes are sent in writing, just so that we can keep track of the changes to avoid confusion later on.

Cancellation

If after project commencement client communication (face-to-face, telephone, or email) stops for a period of 180 days, the project can be cancelled, in writing by the designer, and ownership of all copyrights shall be retained by the designer. A cancellation fee for work completed shall be paid by the client, with the fee based on the stage of project completion. The fee will not exceed 110% of the total project cost.