Graphic Design Contract Template

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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 a while 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

If You Create:

  • Templates
  • Illustrations
  • Logos
  • Branding
What's Included

Checklists, Workbooks, Courses, and Other Non-Template Products:

  • Contents vary and will be described under the 'Details' tab

Contract Template Purchases Include:

  • Template in Word file format (compatible with Pages, Word, OpenOffice and other office suite programs)
  • Template in PDF file format (compatible with Preview, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and other PDF reader programs)
  • A Template Usage Guide to help you get started with your template
  • Access to Hold My Hand™ guides* that explain the major provisions in your template in everyday terms, so you can understand the contract you’re sending to clients
  • Access to the K Club™ portal* with tutorials for customizing your template and uploading it to common client software providers
  • A listing inside the K Club™ Directory*, a small business directory where you can connect and share your products or services
  • Future template updates

* Please note, access to the K Club™ or Hold My Hand™ Guides is dependent upon the product(s) you’ve purchased. These resources are not applicable to all situations, but are intended to be used as a bonus companion to your contract and terms templates.

Refunds

We’re customers of online businesses too, so we’ve made a refund policy that’s simple and easy to understand.

For all Products sold by The Contract Shop®:

Our no-hassle, 14-day happiness policy means that if you are not satisfied, for any reason, we’ll work with you to make sure you’re happy, even if that means a full refund.  

For any Services, such as participation in a group program, consulting, retreat or mentorship program:

The Contract Shop® stands behind our work and our participation as professionals aiding in your success. If you find evidence that Christina Scalera LLC dba The Contract Shop® has not performed its work in a professional and ethical manner, you may request a refund of any payments made in the 60 days prior to your submission of evidence.

To read the full terms and conditions of your purchase, please click here.

Inside every contract template:

Template in Word file format
Compatible with Pages, Word, OpenOffice and other office suite programs

Template in PDF file format
Compatible with Preview, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and other PDF reader programs

A Template Usage Guide
To help you get started with your template

Access to Hold My Hand™ Guides*
Explains the major provisions in your template in everyday terms, so you can understand the contract you’re sending to clients

Access to the K Club™ portal*
Includes tutorials for customizing your template and uploading it to common client software providers

A listing inside the K Club™ Directory*
A small business directory where you can connect and share your products or services

Future template updates

Which makes this template perfect for
  • Bloggers
  • Calligraphers
  • Photographers
  • Online business owners
  • Shop owners
  • Graphic designers

* Please note, access to the K Club™ or Hold My Hand™ Guides is dependent upon the product(s) you’ve purchased. These resources are not applicable to all situations, but are intended to be used as a bonus companion to your contract and terms templates.

Our legal templates are different. Here’s why.

DRAFTED BY AN ATTORNEY

And peer-reviewed by attorneys, so you know it’s legit.

5,000+templates sold

We’re the go-to contract source for entrepreneurs, businesses, and companies like HoneyBook.

Access to the K CLUB™

Full of tons of resources to customize your contracts and help grow your business.

no-hassle returns

We doubt you’ll need this, but we’re ready to oblige just in case. 14 days. No questions asked.

hold my hand™ guides

With answers to every question you [and your clients] might ask about your contract.

Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Who created these contract templates?

All of our templates are drafted by Christina Scalera, a licensed attorney. They are also peer-reviewed by at least two licensed attorneys—one based in the US and one based in the country the template will be used in [for example, for all of our Canadian entrepreneurs, we have a Canadian attorney review those templates]. 

These templates are now in use by over 5,000 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?

Each template is delivered immediately in PDF and Word formats for easy use "as is." You'll receive access to your lifetime portal shortly after your purchase, where you can always go back to access the most recent version of the template and learn how to upload your template to any e-signing platform of your choice.

You'll get plenty of instructions as to how to use your template with your download, and in your Hold My Hand™ guide [available for most contract templates], 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. 

Do these contract templates work in my state?

Getting your contract template reviewed by an attorney in your area is a good idea, but starting with one of our templates will save you a ton of money. After all, having a very well-drafted, peer-reviewed, used-by-many contract is better than nothing.

Learn more aboutthe validity of our contracts state-by-state

I live in Canada, Australia, the UK, or outside the United States. Can I use your contract templates?

Yes! Our contract templates are not dependent on local laws and are applicable no matter where your clients are in the world. Our philosophy is that we want to capture the spirit and mutual understanding of the relationship between the service provider and client in an easy-to-understand, accessible way.

Therefore, we have international versions of select contract templates for convenience, but not out of necessity. Our Hold My Hand™ guide will walk you through how to adjust for international use.

What if this contract is 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.

How can I reach a person to help me?

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While you wait, check out our extensive Knowledge Base and FAQ page, they're filled with great information!

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