No freelancer should be without a contract.
Contracts and forms for designers are an important part of any design business. No matter if you are a graphic designer or web designer, a solid contract or good pre-project questionnaire can make every project go smoother.
If you donâ€™t already have a good contract or some standard business forms made up for your design business already, what are you waiting for? Donâ€™t be that designer who waits until AFTER he has a non-paying client to look into make a design contract. Put some time aside one day and get it done.
There are plenty of blank contracts for designers out there. If nothing else, find one of those and fill them out. They usually take about 20 minutes to read over and add in your companies information.
Contracts for Graphic Designers
Logo Design Contract – Really good contract for designers who do lots of logo work.
Advertising Agency Agreement – For larger advertising firms. Worth a look at though.
Creative Review Checklist – Personal checklist to go over before you share the final product with the client.
Work for Hire Agreement – A form necessary to ensure copyright transfer.
10 Misc Forms and Contract for Designers – Brought to you by Sessions.edu and Creative Public.
8 Blank Forms for Designers – Several good forms here from Creative Public
Standard Form of Agreement for Creative Services – This agreement allows you to create customized terms and conditions for different types of design engagements.
7 Forms for Graphic Designers – Brought to you by Business of Design Online