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.)

What's your refund policy?
If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please click here to submit a refund request. We’ll work with you to make sure you’re happy, even if that means a full refund.

Can I use your templates if I'm not in US?
We are always working with licensed attorneys outside the United States to add new countries and languages to our templates. You'll see many of our templates have versions ready-made for your country. If you don't see the template in the language or country you serve, please tell us what template you'd like to see in a certain language or applicable in a certain country.

How do I get in touch with you?
Contact us for support here.
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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.