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Contract template for designer

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The subject of this article is very important. Let's talk about contract template for designer.

If you are a designer, or freelancer from any other area you should have already searched for contract template.

A service contract is super important as it can help you not get tangled up. yes, we're talking about the famous old "default."

Unfortunately there is no contract in the world that prevents a default of dishonest people and that already intends to default from the first moment. However, a designer contract can help prevent much of the cheaters and if a default occurs, you have more documents and evidence to go after your rights.

And that bureaucratic part is definitely one of the most critical for a freelancer. Because he finds it complicated, boring and for putting in mind that this is not for him, many professionals give up the autonomy and the freedom to work as a freelancer because they do not have the profile to deal with this important part of every freelancer.

But in fact it's all about finding the right tools to optimize that part.

That's why I'm going to talk about a designer contract template, and I'm also going to move on to an essential box for a freelancer. One MORE THAN COMPLETE BOX that contains:

  • Customer base
  • Attracting New Customers
  • Job Control
  • Arts and Posts Control
  • Cash flow
  • Time value
  • Value of Your Job
  • 2 Employment Contract Templates
  • Commercial Diagnosis
  • Briefing

Here we go?

What is a designer contract template?

A contract template is nothing more than a service contract template made for you to edit, according to your needs and specifics of the project, and use it in the provision of services.

Every designer or freelancer is a service provider and to be able to document what will be done and how it will be done, the amount established, the payment terms, the duties, obligations and functions of each party within the project. It also serves to impose limitations, indicating what can and cannot of each party and the duration of the service provided. there is the contract.

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If you know it you can write a designer contract template yourself, but if you don't you can also hire a lawyer to assist you.

On the web you can find various types of contract templates, but be careful why not all are reliable or serve for your profile. Therefore, whenever I need to indicate a contract model, I indicate what is done by the Box Freela (click this link to learn more).

Is it important to have a contract?

Come on, Galucho! Imagine the following situation:

An acquaintance points you to a freela, a website for example, and you can close a great freela with a new client. From this you begin to develop the project.

Therefore, as you are a Galucho who fulfills all the stages of a project, you soon start with the briefing, do the study of the Information Architecture, then create the Wireframe, do the layout and slice to insert the code, invests all your precious time with the project and then out of nowhere the client disappears.

Now imagine a worst-case scenario: in addition to all this, cited earlier, you still, in a moment of naivety, send these files to the client. And he doesn't pay you, disappears and then you find out he's using your art.

That's that! There are many cases like this. With me has happened only the first case, but I know many cases where the second happened as well.

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Having a designer contract template is important as it helps to combat such a problem. The contract can provide you with greater security in your projects. This security is also good for the customer, because a contract is valid for both sides and if you don't deliver what you owe, it can trigger you with more evidence and ownership.

So having a service contract model can even add to your proposal, showing more professionalism and responsibility on your part.

And it's worth remembering that in addition to a contract, you as a designer can protect your copyright and intellectual son about the art you've created. For this I suggest that you read this other article where I talk about trademark registration and copyright.

How can I use a designer contract model with the client in another state?

You can close a freela and send the contract to the customer via email. Then he prints, signs and scans or even sends a picture of the signed contract.

And if the customer, and you, have digital signatures, you can use them as well.

Both situations are legally valid and serve as evidence to, if necessary, you (or even the customer) to enter legal measures in pursuit of your rights.

Where do I download a designer contract template?

There are several sites that provide contracts. But it's usually more of the same.

That's why I recommend the Box Freela, which is a pack of essential documents for any freelancer, whether designer or not.

AND ONLY HERE, via Chief of Design, that you will guarantee this pack of essential documents at a discount.

In Box Freela in addition to contract templates, you have access to:

    • 2 Contract Templates for Designer

example of freela box contract model

    • Customer base
    • Attracting New Customers
    • Job Control
    • Arts and Posts Control
    • Cash flow
    • Time value

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  • Value of Your Job
  • Commercial Diagnosis
  • Briefing

And in addition to these files, essential for a freelance designer, you still have access to more bonuses, which are:

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I believe it will help you and a lot in the delivery of the job and prospecting for new customers, because with this Box you will have everything that a freelancer needs from the beginning to the end of a project.

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Seeing job late or not knowing when it started is worrying and finance so, for those who receive for art or after delivery it is difficult to organize and know what the result at the end of the month or when that will enter those exchanged essential to pay the slips ...

That's when I saw the need to use a manager for my projects and day-to-day, I came to use spreadsheets and even management software, but I never found something that would complete what I needed, it was that after 6 years of mistakes and successes, studying a way to manage some of my social media clients , I came to a conclusion together with a team of Consultants, Advertisers and Designers who have already been through the same situation. And it is with great satisfaction that I present the BOX FREELA!

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In this Box is everything that a freelancer or an Agency needs to organize in the posts and financially of course.

A Box not only with spreadsheets, but with unique and complete files we make as simple and objective as possible.

I believe it will help you and a lot in the delivery of the job and prospecting for new customers, because with this Box you will have everything that a freelancer needs from the beginning to the end of a project.

I recorded a live where I show the box freela inside, and contract options, files, among others. Check below if you still have questions:

Conclusion

Like I said, the contract doesn't avoid 100% defaults. Who says the opposite is either too innocent or has never made a contract in his life. But surely a contract for design helps prevent defaults ensuring better protection for you freelancer.

In addition, it is a document that proves that there was a commercial relationship between the parties and that can help you if you need to enter justice.

Therefore, whenever possible, it is a service contract. Place all, literally, points on the project. Make everything explicit about what each one should do and escape dubious terms or that can give room for different interpretations. Put all the "drips on the is and be happy"! 😀

And before finishing, of course, don't forget to meet box freela. The 2 templates of designer contracts plus the documents that accompany the box can certainly help you in your freelance routine.

Leave your comment below about your contract experience.

Strong hug.

Until later.

David Arty

Hi I am David Arty, founder from the blog Chief of Design.
I am from São Paulo, Brazil. I work with design, mainly with web design, since 2009. I try to transform crazy and complex ideas into simple, attractive and functional pieces.


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