The Contract Shop® for Calligraphers

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Do Business With A Flourish...

You have the power of transformation in your fingertips. Oh, don’t deny it, you know it’s true. With the right nib, ink, and paper, you transform ordinary names, addresses, and words into miniature works of art.

It takes talent, hard work, and hours of practice to do what you do.

As a failed-but-wannabecalligrapher myself, I know it isn’t easy. I also know that there’s more to your calligraphy skills than just putting a pen to paper.

With each project, you’re making hundreds of small decisions and assessments. Which script will convey the “feel” your client wants to communicate? What flourishes should you use? Should you use a calligraphy pen or brush? Why are your hands always covered in ink??

You’re not just worried about creating a professional-quality, beautiful product… you want to make your client’s experience with you just as memorable.

That’s where The Contract Shop® comes in.

I create contracts and legal documents that put beauty and grace into the legal aspect of running a business. There’s absolutely no reason that negotiating payments, timelines, contracts, and copyrights should put a hitch in your creative process.

Ready to get legit and to make sure your legal documents are just as elegant as your calligraphy script? No problem.

In the resource guide below, my team has rounded up the most useful blog posts and products from The Contract Shop® website—making it easy for you to quickly address your legal needs so that you can get back to the fun stuff—like trying out that new fountain pen you just ordered!

Let's get started, shall we?

Understanding Contracts

Do you really need a contract? Oh yes you do! (And I’m not saying that just because I’m a lawyer.) A contract gives both you and your client the security of knowing exactly what to expect and the ability to hash out any disagreements beforehand. Not sure what needs to be included? Check out these posts for some quick dos and don’ts.

calligraphy contractThe 3 Essentials Every Contract Should Include
If your contract doesn’t have these things, you might be in for a big uh-oh!
how to find clients7 Tips For Negotiating Contracts With Potential Clients
Are contracts always set in stone? They don’t have to be, but let’s talk about making changes in a way that serves both you and your client.
how to find clientsYes, Your Contract Can Be Pretty AND Legal
Does every contract have to be an eye-crossing snore-fest? Nope, and it might even be an advantage if it’s not!

Copyright & Legal Considerations

Hands down, what’s a calligrapher's biggest worry? Copyrights, no question. But what exactly are they, anyway? And when is someone in the wrong?

how to create a better client experience3 Practical Steps to Take When Your Work is Copied
Your first reaction might be to fire off a nasty email, but these steps are more productive (and more likely to guarantee a positive outcome)!
how to find clientsDo you need a copyright?
How do you know when you need to register a copyright? Read this to find out!
how to find clientsTrademark vs. Copyright Q&A
Not sure what the difference between Trademarks and Copyrights are, or how they apply to you? No worries, it’s all laid out right here.

Business Dos & Don’ts

Think that the legal aspects of your business stop once you and your customer have signed a contract? Think again!

how to create a better client experienceDebunking 6 Legal Myths for Creatives
Concerned about getting sued or infringing on another business’s rights? Here are the answers to six common legal concerns that business owners have.
how to find clientsAre you ready for high-end clients?
Ready to move up in the business world? Check out these tips for how to make the jump!

The Serious Calligrapher's Must-Have Product List

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All-Inclusive Bundle for Calligraphers

Cover every eventuality and all your legal requirements with this complete legal package!
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Custom Calligraphy or Stationery Contract Template

Handle all the awkward stuff like timelines, payment options, and copyrights with ease by using this customizable template.
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Joint Venture or Collaboration Bundle

Collaborating with another brand on a big project? We've got you covered in this bundle of templates.
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GDPR Compliant Terms & Conditions + Privacy Policy for Your Website

Federal and international laws require transparency about what information you collect from your website visitors—and how you use it. Our handy bundle has you covered.

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