Commercial Graphic Design Contract Template

What country are most of your clients located in?

You've conquered Photoshop (more or less-- who's judging, I mean if it looks good then it looks good!)

After tentatively peeking your head out into the world, letting us all know you're available to design for us, you're excited but nervous. Because there's one huge problem... clients are kind of buttheads!

How will you protect yourself when those clients turn on you, saying your design wasn't what they wanted?

Or what will you do with the client who has you holed up for months, passing on new opportunities because you're too afraid she'll finally give you the go-ahead and you'll be overwhelmed with projects?

Get the template trusted by your favorite influencers and graphic designers. Christina, founder of The Contract Shop™ is the attorney who has worked in her separate firm with Bonnie Christine of Going Home to Roost™, Jamie Starcevich of Spruce Rd.™ and Lara Casey of Cultivate What Matters™. 

About the Template

In less than 10 minutes, your attorney-prepared and peer-reviewed agreement can be in the hands of your clients. You will receive one license and editable download immediately upon purchase- just fill in the blanks, breathe a sigh of relief and send it to your client for them to sign. Written and peer-reviewed by graduates of top 20 law schools, you can be sure this contract template is a good investment.

  • Attorney-prepared and reviewed by two other attorneys for quality
  • Ready to copy/paste into your favorite client software systems, or use by itself
  • The choice to either keep or give away the copyright in the designs you create for clients
  • No legalese guarantee- understand your own contract and sound like a pro when you explain it to clients
  • A breakdown of all the fees you need to charge, so your clients know what they're getting (and when they need to pay you!)
  • A section that talks about what happens when the client is LATE getting revisions to you or just goes missing for awhile because you have better things to do than wait on them

What the Template Includes

  • An outline of services you provide
  • A payment plan outline with suggested dates
  • Late fee clause, in case your client misses those payments
  • Confidentiality clause to protect your trade secrets
  • A discussion about who owns the intellectual property you create, with the ability to give it all to the client OR maintain ownership while the client is allowed to use the finished product(s)
  • A limit of liability to minimize the amount of money you'd owe if you ever needed to rely on your contract
  • A disclaimer and release-- it's important clients don't think a coach is providing any medical or therapeutic services for the coach's protection
  • All the boring legal stuff that makes this puppy a real, valid contract (don't worry- it may be boring but it's easy to understand)

Who This Template is For

  • Graphic designers
  • Digital product designers

What's the difference between this and the standard Graphic Design template?

The commercial one includes more language about selling designs, licensing designs, and using your designs for things where the client is generally licensing your designs for a long time or using them on some third party property (like a manufacturer using your design on their rug, phone case, etc.)

Can I use this if I'm not from the United States?

Yes! We work with attorneys outside the US to make sure your template is ready to use no matter where your clients are located.

How can I reach a person to help me?

Email our support team, message us on Facebook, or hit the pink ‘contact us’ button in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

Our full list of questions & answers can be found FAQ page.

What makes you qualified to write a contract?

Most attorneys who sell templates did not learn directly from the lady who literally wrote the book on Contract Drafting (she taught at my law school). In the past year, I’ve been offered two in-house legal positions at Fortune 500 companies. I declined. I do this because I want to, not because I have to.

These templates are now in use by over 3,000 creatives. That’s a lot of feedback we’ve been able to process and use to improve our templates!

What do I have to do after I download my template?

You'll get plenty of instructions as to how to use your template with your download, and in your Hold My Hand™ guide, we'll also show you how to make the most of your contract. Pinky swear, I send my clients proposals in less than 30 seconds, and so can you

What if it’s not a good fit for my business?

We get it, sometimes things don't work out. That's why we offer a 14-day no-hassle refund for any reason. You don't have to show us anything. You don't have to prove anything. We'll ask you some simple admin questions to get your refund processed and the funds will be back in your account within 6 business days.

There is no product that will be shipped to you; you will receive a digital download. If you are not satisfied for any reason, we'll work with you to make sure you get what you need, even if that means a full refund.