Our Graphic Design Legal Bundle includes everything you need to run your graphic design business and make sure you’re legally protected:
- Graphic Design Contract
- Independent Contractor Agreement
- Letter of Demand
Who can use this Graphic Design Legal Bundle?
- Graphic designers
What’s Included in the Graphic Design Legal Bundle?
1. Graphic Design Contract
A Graphic Design Contract is a legal agreement for graphic designers to use when engaging clients.
It covers all of the important aspects of your client engagement, including services, scope, payment terms and limitation of liability. It also covers Intellectual Property rights.
For every new client engagement, you can tweak this template to suit your needs. Our Graphic Design Contract will help you avoid misunderstandings, late payments and scope creep.
A well written agreement will not only provide you with legal protection, it will also help manage your client’s expectations.
2. Independent Contractor Agreement
Need some help? Looking to outsource? No problem, with an Independent Contractor Agreement you can engage a contractor to help you deliver amazing service to your clients.
It helps to set the ground rules so that both parties can understand their obligations from the start. This contract contains all the essential ingredients, including services, payment, confidentiality, termination and limitation of liability, plus much more!
5. Letter of Demand
When your gentle payment reminders fall on deaf ears, it’s powerful to have a firm and professional Letter of Demand up your sleeve. Our Letter of Demand template will help to keep the cash in your business flowing.
Use our Letter of Demand template to formally request payment of an outstanding debt and provide a warning before commencing legal action. You might be able to recover your debts yourself without spending money on a lawyer or debt collector.
Are these templates legally binding?
All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.
We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.
I have an Apple Mac – can I still use these templates?
Yes, but we recommend you have Microsoft Word installed on your Mac.
Our documents contain smart fields which use a Microsoft Word feature called content controls. They help to save time in updating the template, but may not display correctly in Pages or Google Docs.
If you need a version of your templates without the content controls, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to email them to you.
Download our Graphic Design Legal Bundle today and get the professional legal docs you need at an affordable price!
Why You Need This
Set your business up for success
Ensure clear communication and defined responsibilities for you and your clients
Clearly set out the terms of your agreement
Lay the foundations for your business relationship so everyone is clear on their obligations and how the relationship will work.
Our Graphic Design Legal Bundle will help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.
Protect your business and assets
As the old saying goes, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have a contract in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.
How does it work?
You could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.
1. Select the Graphic Design Legal Bundle template in the Shop and click Add To Cart.
2. Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.
3. You will receive an email with a download link immediately after you have completed your purchase.
4. Open the documents in Microsoft Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!
Do I need a Graphic Design Contract?
Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your clients.
You should always have a contract signed before you start a new graphic design job for a client.
Putting things in writing protects both parties and gives certainty.
Contracts are about more than wrapping your clients up in red tape and telling them what they can’t do. Think of your contract as relationship insurance: it does all the hard, boring work of keeping the relationship on rails, so you can focus on the fun part – the actual designing.
Who owns the legal rights to the content?
The graphic designer retains all intellectual property rights to the work they create for the client until full payment is received. Once payment is received, you provide an exclusive licence to the client to use the intellectual property for the purposes set out in the quote. We have worded this to provide extra protection for the graphic designer’s rights.
If you want to change this so you assign Intellectual Property Rights over to the client once they have completed payment, it’s up to you.
How many revisions does the contract include?
Our Graphic Design Contract template allows you to select the number of concepts you will provide to clients for review and selection (e.g. for a logo). You can also choose the number of revisions you will include for original draft work.
Any deliverables or revisions above and beyond these inclusions are outside scope so you can charge additional fees (subject to agreement with the client).
Do I get to choose my own deposit amount and payment terms?
Yes, you do!
You can specify a deposit amount as a dollar figure or a percentage of the total estimated fees.
You can also choose your own payment terms to help speed up payments from clients (e.g. 7 days).
Can’t I just copy these documents from another website?
Don’t do this.
1. This is copyright infringement and is against the law.
2. You might accidentally copy terms and conditions from another country – if you end up in court for some reason it might be on the other side of the world!
3. Our template has been drafted by an Australian lawyer to make sure it’s legally binding here in Australia.
Are these templates editable?
Yes, the templates come in Word format so you are free to make changes to the documents
However, we do not recommend you make changes outside of the fields we have highlighted in the documents. The clauses and wording have been written by a lawyer for a good reason. Deleting clauses or modifying them can affect the legal protections contained in the documents.
What if the law changes?
If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.