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GRAPHIC DESIGN AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made this current day day of current month current year by and between company name Designers and company name Customer Terms and Agreements In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Customer and Designers hereby agree as follows. 1. Description of the Project Specifications Designers agree to develop the Project according to the terms listed on Exhibit attached hereto.

2. Additional Editing and Changes. Any requested changes to the Specifications shall constitute additional editing and incur additional charges or fees. Additional charges for editing and changes shall be billed at hourly rate per hour. All additional changes must be submitted and approved by both parties in writing by approved Contract Change form. 3. Delivery of Project. Designers will use all reasonable efforts in the development of the Project and endeavor to complete and deliver to Customer all files media and materials related to the Project no later than delivery date by an approved party provided that payment and all requested instructions and material have been received by Designers from Customer. Any delay in the completion of the Project due to actions or negligence of Customer transportation delays illness or circumstances outside the control of Designers may alter the delivery date. Designers will make reasonable effort to notify Customer of any delays to the estimated delivery date as soon as possible. 3 Proofs. Proofs will be presented for Customer approval at each stage of development. If revisions are required request must be made when proofs are returned to Designers. Two rounds of edits based upon Customers feedback will constitute acceptable delivery unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by both Designers and Customer. The total number of Proofs provided to Customer shall number Insert Number of Design Proofs unless otherwise determined in the Specifications. 3 Reproduction of Project. Check all that apply Upon successful completion of all compensation terms and outstanding balances owed to Designers. Customer is granted full and unlimited reproduction rights to the Project.

Customer is granted one time limited use reproduction right for the Project in exchange for the compensation paid to Designers. The Project shall not be reproduced in any format without the written consent of Designers. Designers retain the right to reproduce the Project in any form for marketing future publications competitions or other promotional uses. Designers shall at no time reproduce the Project for use in commercial means or for profit use. 4. Ownership of Artwork and Source Files. Except for Customers Proprietary Material defined below contained in the Project Designers shall hold all right title and interest in all original artwork whether in draft mock up concept or final development for the Project. Specifically but without limitation Designers shall hold all right title and interest in and to all text graphics or digital components of the Project the Content all layouts logos structures or arrangements or other components of any materials presented to Customer that comprises the Project all literal and nonliteral expressions of ideas that operate cause create direct manipulate access or otherwise affect the Content and all copyrights patents trade secrets and other intellectual or industrial property rights in the Project or any component or characteristic thereof. Customer shall not do anything that may infringe upon or in any way undermine Designers right title and interest in the Project as described in this Paragraph 4. Notwithstanding the above Customer shall retain and Designers shall have no proprietary rights whatsoever in all of Customers intellectual property rights in any and all text images or other components and or materials owned by Customer or which Customer has the legal right to use that are delivered to Designers including but not limited to software related documentation Customer marketing material logos and tag lines Customers Proprietary Material Designers agree that they shall not use Customers Proprietary Material for any other purpose than those expressly set forth in this Agreement. 5. Compensation. In return for the Projects that are completed and delivered under this Agreement and Exhibit Customer shall compensate Designers pursuant to the terms of Exhibit attached hereto. In the event Customer fails to make any of the payments referenced in Exhibit by the deadline set forth in Exhibit Designers have the right but are not obligated to pursue any or all of the following remedies. terminate the Agreement withhold all files artwork source commitments or any other service to be performed by Designers for Customer bring legal action. Customer is fully responsible for all material costs as outlined in Exhibit and accepts responsibility for all additional material costs that Designers may incur in the development of this Project. 6. Confidentiality.

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The Graphic Design Contract is intended for use when you are performing graphic design services for a client. Including, but not limited to, logo design, business cards, web graphics, brochures, etc. This agreement also adds extra protections for the designer, making it the clients responsibility to ensure that logos, etc. do not violate any other companies trademarks.

 

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Writing the Graphic Design Contract document

GRAPHIC DESIGN AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made this current day day of current month current year by and between company name Designers and company name Customer Terms and Agreements In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Customer and Designers hereby agree as follows. 1. Description of the Project Specifications Designers agree to develop the Project according to the terms listed on Exhibit attached hereto.

2. Additional Editing and Changes. Any requested changes to the Specifications shall constitute additional editing and incur additional charges or fees. Additional charges for editing and changes shall be billed at hourly rate per hour. All additional changes must be submitted and approved by both parties in writing by approved Contract Change form. 3. Delivery of Project. Designers will use all reasonable efforts in the development of the Project and endeavor to complete and deliver to Customer all files media and materials related to the Project no later than delivery date by an approved party provided that payment and all requested instructions and material have been received by Designers from Customer. Any delay in the completion of the Project due to actions or negligence of Customer transportation delays illness or circumstances outside the control of Designers may alter the delivery date. Designers will make reasonable effort to notify Customer of any delays to the estimated delivery date as soon as possible. 3 Proofs. Proofs will be presented for Customer approval at each stage of development. If revisions are required request must be made when proofs are returned to Designers. Two rounds of edits based upon Customers feedback will constitute acceptable delivery unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by both Designers and Customer. The total number of Proofs provided to Customer shall number Insert Number of Design Proofs unless otherwise determined in the Specifications. 3 Reproduction of Project. Check all that apply Upon successful completion of all compensation terms and outstanding balances owed to Designers. Customer is granted full and unlimited reproduction rights to the Project.

Customer is granted one time limited use reproduction right for the Project in exchange for the compensation paid to Designers. The Project shall not be reproduced in any format without the written consent of Designers. Designers retain the right to reproduce the Project in any form for marketing future publications competitions or other promotional uses. Designers shall at no time reproduce the Project for use in commercial means or for profit use. 4. Ownership of Artwork and Source Files. Except for Customers Proprietary Material defined below contained in the Project Designers shall hold all right title and interest in all original artwork whether in draft mock up concept or final development for the Project. Specifically but without limitation Designers shall hold all right title and interest in and to all text graphics or digital components of the Project the Content all layouts logos structures or arrangements or other components of any materials presented to Customer that comprises the Project all literal and nonliteral expressions of ideas that operate cause create direct manipulate access or otherwise affect the Content and all copyrights patents trade secrets and other intellectual or industrial property rights in the Project or any component or characteristic thereof. Customer shall not do anything that may infringe upon or in any way undermine Designers right title and interest in the Project as described in this Paragraph 4. Notwithstanding the above Customer shall retain and Designers shall have no proprietary rights whatsoever in all of Customers intellectual property rights in any and all text images or other components and or materials owned by Customer or which Customer has the legal right to use that are delivered to Designers including but not limited to software related documentation Customer marketing material logos and tag lines Customers Proprietary Material Designers agree that they shall not use Customers Proprietary Material for any other purpose than those expressly set forth in this Agreement. 5. Compensation. In return for the Projects that are completed and delivered under this Agreement and Exhibit Customer shall compensate Designers pursuant to the terms of Exhibit attached hereto. In the event Customer fails to make any of the payments referenced in Exhibit by the deadline set forth in Exhibit Designers have the right but are not obligated to pursue any or all of the following remedies. terminate the Agreement withhold all files artwork source commitments or any other service to be performed by Designers for Customer bring legal action. Customer is fully responsible for all material costs as outlined in Exhibit and accepts responsibility for all additional material costs that Designers may incur in the development of this Project. 6. Confidentiality.

Customer and Designers acknowledge and agree that the Specifications and all other documents and information related to the development of the Project excluding however Customers Proprietary Material the Confidential Information will constitute valuable trade secrets of Designers. Customer shall keep the Confidential Information in confidence and shall not at any time during or after the term of this Agreement without Designers prior written consent disclose or otherwise make available to anyone either directly or indirectly all or any part of the Confidential Information. 7. Limited Warranty and Limitation on Damages. Designers warrant the Project will conform to the Specifications. If the Project does not conform to the Specifications Designers shall be responsible for the timely correction of the Project at Designers sole expense and without charge to Customer to bring the Project into conformance with the Specifications. This warranty shall be the exclusive warranty available to Customer. Customer waives any other warranty express or implied. Customer acknowledges that Designers are not responsible for the results obtained by Customers use of any part of the Project. Customer acknowledges that Designers are not responsible for fixing any problems errors or omissions on the Project once mass produced or after Customer has tested proofed and approved the Project Sign off in writing. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein Customer waives any claim for damages direct or indirect and agrees that its sole and exclusive remedy for damages either in contract or tort is the return of the consideration paid to Designers as set forth in Exhibit attached hereto. This limited warranty shall become void and expire days after Sign off has been obtained by Designers from Customer or days after the mass production of the Project in any format. 8. Independent Contractor. Designers are retained as independent contractors. Designers will be fully responsible for payment of their own income taxes on all compensation earned under this Agreement. Customer will not withhold or pay any income tax social security tax or any other payroll taxes on Designers behalf. Designers understand that they will not be entitled to any fringe benefits that Customer provides for its employees generally or to any statutory employment benefits including without limitation workers compensation or unemployment insurance. 9. Availability of Materials Logos Graphics and other Collateral. Customer agrees to make available to Designers for Designers use in performing the services required by this Agreement such graphical elements and materials as Customer and Designers may agree in writing for such purpose. Failure to provide Designers with Materials in the requested formats may result in additional delays or fees in addition to those stated in Exhibit A. 10. General Provisions. 10 Entire Agreement.

This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings written or oral between the parties related to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by all of the parties hereto. 10 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of state or province. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in the county County state or province Superior Court. 10 Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and enure to the benefit of Customer and Designers and their respective successors and assigns provided that Designers shall not assign any of their obligations under this Agreement without Customers prior written consent. 10 Waiver.

The waiver by either party of any breach or failure to enforce any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time shall not in any way affect limit or waive such partys right thereafter to enforce and compel strict compliance with every term and condition of this Agreement. 10 Good Faith. Each party represents and warrants to the other that such party has acted in good faith and agrees to continue to so act in the negotiation execution delivery performance and any termination of this Agreement. 10 No Right to Assign. Customer has no right to assign sell modify or otherwise alter the Project except upon the express written advance approval of Designers which consent can be withheld for any reason. 10 Right to Remove Project. In the event Customer fails to make any of the payments set forth on Exhibit within the time prescribed in Exhibit Designers have the right to immediately cease all work on the Project until payment in full is paid.

10 Indemnification. Customer warrants that everything it gives Designers to include in the Project is legally owned or licensed to Customer. Customer agrees to indemnify and hold Designers harmless from any and all claims brought by any third party relating to Customers Proprietary Material provided by Customer to Designers including any and all demands liabilities losses reasonable associated costs and claims including reasonable attorneys fees arising out of injury caused by Customers Proprietary Material supplied by Customer to Designers copyright infringement and defective products sold as result of Customers distribution of the Project. 10 Use of Project for Promotional Purposes. Customer grants Designers the right to use the Project for promotional purposes and or to cross link it with other marketing venues developed by Designers. 10. 10 Right to Style or to Make Derivative Works. Subject to Section above Designers have the exclusive rights in making any derivative similar works of the Project and any similarities between Customers Project and future projects constitutes Designers methods and style and shall remain the right of Designers.

10. 11 Attorneys Fees. In the event any party to this Agreement employs an attorney to enforce any of the terms of the Agreement the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its actual reasonable attorneys fees and reasonable associated costs including expert witness fees. 10. 12 Trademarks Logos and other Intellectual Property Issues. Customer is responsible for any Copyright or Trademark issues related to the creation and use of Project files by Customer. Customer shall be solely responsible for any Trademark or Copyright searches pertaining to the Project unless otherwise contracted for in the Specifications. Designers will not knowingly copy other rightfully trademarked or copyrighted material. Design Note. Even if you are creating artwork from scratch it is good idea to conduct trademark search on the words or mark you are creating. Even if you or the customer determine that trademark or one close to it does not exist it is good idea to make sure you have clause stating that the customer takes full responsibility for the eventual use of the logo. Each party represents and warrants that on the date first written above they are authorized to enter into this Agreement in entirety and duly bind their respective principals by their signature below. EXECUTED as of the date first written above. company name

Writing the Project Copyright Transfer Contract document (alternate or related contract document)

TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made this current day day of current month current year by and between company name hereafter referred to as Author and company name hereafter referred to as Client PART A. The purpose of this Agreement hereafter referred to as the Agreement is to act as transfer of copyright for the attached work Exhibit hereafter referred to as the Article from company name to company name effective as of the date of this agreement. Note. If article was prepared as part of the writers duties for his her employer work for hire this agreement must be signed and authorized by the employer as the Author. If the Article was prepared by U. S. Government employee as part of his her official duties please refer to Part B.

Copyright to the above work including without limitation the right to publish the work in whole or in part in any and all forms of media now or hereafter known is hereby transferred to company name for the following publication uses. Insert details of the specified usage of the content. Copyright to the listed original and unpublished article and subsequent revisions errata or abstracts submitted by the above author the Article is hereby transferred to company name for the full term thereof throughout the world subject to the following rights that the author may freely exercise and to acceptance of the Article for publication and use in company name business. company name shall have the right to register as claimant copyright to the Article in its name whether used individually or as part of another work or medium in which the Article is part of. The author shall retain the following rights so long as the author agree that all copies of the Article made under any of these following rights shall include notice of the company name copyright. 1 All proprietary rights and patent rights other than copyright and the publication rights transferred to company name.

2 The nonexclusive right after publication by company name to give permission to third parties to republish the Article or translation thereof or excerpts therefrom without obtaining permission from company name provided the company name published version is not used for this purpose and provided the Article is not to be published in another journal or web site. If the company name version is used permission from company name must be obtained. 3 The right to post their own author versions of reprints and revisions to use all or part of the Article without revision or modification including the company name published version in personal collection or other publications of the authors own works so long as the company name copyright notice is attached. 4 The right of an employer to make copies of the Article so long as it was prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment and only for the employers own internal use. 5 In the case of work performed under United States Government contract Publisher grants the U. S. Government royalty free permission to reproduce all or portions of the Article and to authorize others to do so for U. S. Government purposes. In the event that the Article is not accepted and published by company name this agreement becomes null and void. By signing this Agreement the author warrants that the Article is original with the author and does not infringe any copyright or violate any other right of any third parties and that the Article has not been published elsewhere and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in any form except as provided herein. If each authors signature does not appear below the signing author represent that they sign this Agreement as authorized agents for and on behalf of all the authors and that this Agreement and authorization is made on behalf of all the authors. The signing author or in the case of work made for hire the signing employer also warrant that they have the full power to enter into this Agreement and to make the grants contained herein. If any provision of this agreement is held to be unenforceable the enforceability of the remaining provisions shall in no way be affected or impaired thereby. This agreement and any disputes arising here under shall be governed by the laws of state or province state without regard to conflicts of laws principles. failure by any party to exercise or delay in exercising right or power conferred upon it in this agreement shall not operate as waiver of any such right or power.

company name Name. Signature. Date. PART B. In the case of work that was performed under U. S. Government contract but you are not U. S. Government employee please sign the transfer form above and review Item above. The following certifies that the author of the listed Article see Exhibit are employees of the U. S. Government and the work was performed as part of their employment and that the Article is not subject to protection under U. S. Copyright. Name. Signature.

Govt. Organization. Date. Author Initials Client Initials

How do you write a General Project Work Order (With Deposit) document? (alternate or related contract document)

WORK ORDER company name address address city state or province zip or postal code Phone phone number DATE. current date Order WorkOrder Bill To. company name city state or province zip or postal code

Phone phone number For. Insert what you are doing for the customer here DESCRIPTION* HOURS RATE AMOUNT TOTAL DEPOSIT REQUIRED Agreements In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Customer and Company hereby agree as follows. 1. Development of Project or Services. Customer agrees to engage Company to develop the Project as described above*. 2. Delivery of Project or Services. Company will use reasonable diligence in the development of the project and endeavor to deliver to Customer an operational project no later than delivery date. Customer acknowledges however that this delivery deadline is an estimate and not required delivery date. 3. Ownership Rights. Company shall hold all right title and interest in and to all copyrights patents trade secrets and other intellectual or industrial property rights in the project or any component or characteristic thereof which are proprietary to the Company. Customer shall not do anything that may infringe upon or in any way undermine Companys right title and interest in the project as described in this paragraph 3. Notwithstanding the above Customer shall retain all of its intellectual property rights in any components it owns and transmits to Company for use in the project. 4. Compensation. For all of Companys services under this Agreement Customer shall compensate the Company in cash the amount specified in the total above. In the event Customer fails to make any of the payments referenced by the deadline set forth as invoiced Company has the right but is not obligated to pursue any or all of the following remedies. terminate the Agreement remove the project from public access bring legal action. 5. Limited Warranty and Limitation on Damages. Developers warrant the project will conform to the Specifications. If the project does not conform to the Specifications the Company shall be responsible to correct the project without unreasonable delay at the Companys sole expense and without charge to Customer to bring the project into conformance with the Specifications. This warranty shall be the exclusive warranty available to the Customer. Customer waives any other warranty express or implied. Customer acknowledges that the Company does not warrant that the project will work on all platforms. Customer acknowledges that the Company is not responsible for the results obtained by the Customer. Should the Customer cancel quit or otherwise terminate the project for any reason Company reserves the full and exclusive right to apply any monies received from the Customer against the Customers outstanding invoice or bill. Customer waives any claim for damages direct or indirect and agrees that its sole and exclusive remedy for damages either in contract or tort is the return of the consideration paid to the Company. 6. Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Customer and the Company and their respective successors and assigns provided that the Company may not assign any of its obligations under this Agreement without prior written consent of Customer. ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT. The above prices specifications and conditions are hereby accepted. The Company is authorized to execute the project as outlined in this Agreement. Payment will be made as proposed above. company name

By signator authorized signature or signer. Job title of signator authorized signature or signer. Date when the contact was signed company name By signator authorized signature or signer.

Job title of signator authorized signature or signer. Date when the contact was signed Customer Initials Company Initials

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