Graphic Designer Agreement: FREE To Download, Edit & Use [DOCX PDF]

Graphic Designer Agreements are used for establishing and outlining the terms between a graphic designer and a client.

Our downloadable Graphic Designer Agreement document is fully customizable, allowing you to adapt it to suit your specific needs. This ensures that both parties have a clear understanding of their obligations, deliverables, compensation details and more.

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Made this day of month, year, by and between Client’s Name hereinafter referred to as “Client,” and Designer’s Name, hereinafter referred to as “Designer.”


Designer agrees to provide professional services described in the attached Schedule A, which forms part of this Agreement. The services shall be delivered on or before the completion date set out in Schedule A. The Designer shall not be responsible for any delays or inability to provide the Services resulting from any changes to Schedule A requested by the Client or any of the Client’s representatives.


In consideration of the Services, the Client will pay to the Designer the fees as described in the attached Schedule B, which forms part of this Agreement. Payments shall be made within number of days after receipt of an invoice from the Designer. If the Client fails to pay any invoice within number of days of receipt, the Designer may stop work and retain all materials and work-in-progress.


The scope of the Services includes number of revisions. Any revisions or alterations to the original project description will be considered new work and will require a new Agreement, with separate fees.


Designer is an independent contractor and not an employee of Client. Designer is responsible for all taxes and any other charges as may be applicable.


Designer acknowledges that they may receive or have access to information which relates to the Client’s past, present, or future products, vendor lists, creative works, marketing strategies, pending projects/proposals, and other proprietary information. Designer agrees to protect the confidentiality of the Client’s proprietary information and all physical forms thereof, whether disclosed to Designer before this Agreement is signed or afterward.


Upon receipt of full payment, Client is hereby granted exclusive and unrestricted rights to use, reproduce, display, and distribute the final designs. Initial concepts, drafts, and all other creative work developed or furnished by Designer remain the sole property of Designer.


Either party may terminate this Agreement upon giving number of days written notice to the other party. Upon termination, Designer will be compensated for the services performed through the date of termination in the amount of (a) any advance payment, (b) a prorated portion of the fees due, or (c) hourly fees for work performed by Designer or Designer’s agents as of the termination date, whichever is greater.


This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of State.

CLIENT Signature: _______________ Date: _______ Client’s Name DESIGNER Signature: _______________ Date: _______ Designer’s Name

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Other Useful Contracts

If you found the Graphic Designer Agreement useful, there are several other agreement templates that might interest you.

As a professional in the creative industry, you may also often collaborate with web professionals. In such cases, having a comprehensive Web Designer Contract can prove extremely beneficial. This document outlines the responsibilities of all parties involved, ensuring a clear understanding of the project deliverables and timelines.

Another related contract that can be handy for graphic designers is the Illustrator Agreement. If your scope of work involves creating illustrations for clients, this agreement serves to protect your interests. It outlines the specifics of the project including payment terms, copyright ownership, and more.

Graphic designers often work on team projects along with content creators. If this describes your situation then you might find our Content Writer Agreement useful too. This document clearly sets out responsibilities, deadlines and payment conditions between you and your writers.

Lastly, if your graphic design work includes creating digital content for marketing initiatives, you might find it useful to have an Digital Marketing Services Agreement. This agreement covers different digital marketing strategies and policies and helps create a seamless partnership between a business and its marketing partners.

Note: These templates are designed to act as a starting point in drafting your agreements. They should be customized to meet the unique needs of your project or business relationship. Always consult with a legal professional to ensure that your contracts are legally robust.
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