Contracts and other paper work for graphic designers?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by definitive, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    Anyone have any suggestions and links for contacts between designer/client when working freelance? What kind of paper work is necessary, and what to look out for, etc.?

    no one here works with contracts?
  2. jhead macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007
    Contracts/Legal Ease

    Beyond an hourly rate ... my experience in creating "scope-of-work" proposals, creative briefs, and payment contracts have led many potential clients to investigate their own expectations -- sometimes they happily return and sometimes they never call again.

    Generally, I've found freelance legal forms reveal who is serious about professional fees/payment and also who is going to be a serious PIA for payment.

    Here are a couple links that may help: -- membership req.

    Though dated -- the book: Business & Legal Forms for Graphic Designers by Tad Crawford may also assist you search for professional forms and legal.

    In addition to these links above, I do encourage wording for any freelance contract to include: "final file ownership", "kill fees", "scope slip", and "client-side deadlines".

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