Agreement with Graphic Designer

This agreement is signed between the parties in which the company or an individual hires a graphic designer which may be a firm or an individual. The agreement is needed in case one is looking to hire a graphic designer to create a logo, signage or website etc. The agreement can be used to state guidelines, establish a timeline for deliverables and to outline terms of payment helping to keep miscommunication to a minimum. In case of any dispute, the agreement can be referred to for resolving the issue.

This agreement can be made legally binding when made on an organization's letterhead or a non-judicial stamp paper duly signed by both the parties involved. Use this Agreement if: 1.You want to hire a graphic designer to complete a project. 2.You as a graphic designer are offering your services as an independent contractor

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This agreement is signed between the parties in which the company or an individual hires a graphic designer which may be a firm or an individual. The agreement is needed in case one is looking to hire a graphic designer to create a logo, signage or website etc. The agreement can be used to state guidelines, establish a timeline for deliverables and to outline terms of payment helping to keep miscommunication to a minimum. In case of any dispute, the agreement can be referred to for resolving the issue.
Who needs this agreement and why?
This agreement can be made legally binding when made on an organization's letterhead or a non-judicial stamp paper duly signed by both the parties involved. Use this Agreement if: 1.You want to hire a graphic designer to complete a project. 2.You as a graphic designer are offering your services as an independent contractor
What is the use of Annexure?
The following are all the major clauses included in this agreement:
  1. Definitions and Interpretations- defines key terminology to be used in the entire agreement and how it is to be interpreted.
  2. Nature and Scope of the Services- this clause governs conditions regarding the service that is to be provided by the graphic designer, including working hours and the location where work is to be done.
  3. Term of this Agreement- states the particular timeline including the commencement date.
  4. Remuneration- specifies the salary, bonus and allowances to be paid to the graphic designer.
  5. Confidential Information- states that any information gathered cannot be disclosed to a third party.
  6. Intellectual Property- gives away the rights to any IP created by the graphic designer to the employer under all circumstances.
  7. Company Records and Other Property- states that the graphic designer must provide the company with all the software material that concerns the company.
  8. Termination- timeline for the validity of the agreement.
  9. Non Compete and Non Solicitation- clause explaining that the graphic designer must not engage into activity that comes within the territory of the company.
  10. Relationship of Parties- states that the relationship between the company and the graphic designer is that of an individual contractor.
  11. Indemnification- ensures that the graphic designer would indemnify the company against all the damages, claims, penalties, fines, costs paid or incurred.
  12. Dispute Resolution- clause to settle disputes or disagreements between parties involved.
  13. General Provisions- contains miscellaneous provisions including modification, waiver, severability, attorney's fees etc.
These are a few terms which might be useful to read about for a better understanding of this agreement:
  1. Injunctive relief- injunctive relief is a court order for the defendant to stop a specified act or behavior.
  2. Non Solicitation- non solicitation means that an employee agrees not to approach a company's clients or customers, for his or her own benefit or for the benefit of a competitor, after leaving the company.
  3. Indemnification- indemnification is the part of an agreement that provides for one party to bear the monetary costs, either directly or by reimbursement, for losses incurred by the second party.
  4. Arbitration- a procedure in which a dispute is submitted, by agreement of both parties, to one or more arbitrators who make a binding decision on the dispute. In choosing arbitration, the parties opt for a private dispute resolution procedure instead of going to court.
  5. Mediation- a way of resolving disputes between parties using a mediator (third party) who assists the parties to negotiate a settlement.
  6. Conciliation- process whereby the parties to a dispute use a conciliator, who meets with the parties both separately & together in an attempt to resolve their differences.
  7. Waiver- the voluntary surrender of any right or claim by a party.
What are the legal jargons used in this agreement?
Kindly note that for making this agreement even more user friendly, we have provided an additional Annexure section in the end. There is an annexure section in this particular agreement which gets filled according to the responses. Annexure I contains information about the scope of service that is to be provided and specifies the roles, duties and responsibilities of the expert. Annexure II outlines the remuneration and fees that is to be furnished to the expert and can also be used to explain the provisions regarding salary and allowances. In case you have any doubts regarding the details of the appendix, you can always drop us a query on docs@legistify.com within 15 days of receiving this agreement.
How to use this agreement?
The following are all the major clauses included in this agreement:
  1. Definitions and Interpretations- defines key terminology to be used in the entire agreement and how it is to be interpreted.
  2. Nature and Scope of the Services- this clause governs conditions regarding the service that is to be provided by the graphic designer, including working hours and the location where work is to be done.
  3. Term of this Agreement- states the particular timeline including the commencement date.
  4. Remuneration- specifies the salary, bonus and allowances to be paid to the graphic designer.
  5. Confidential Information- states that any information gathered cannot be disclosed to a third party.
  6. Intellectual Property- gives away the rights to any IP created by the graphic designer to the employer under all circumstances.
  7. Company Records and Other Property- states that the graphic designer must provide the company with all the software material that concerns the company.
  8. Termination- timeline for the validity of the agreement.
  9. Non Compete and Non Solicitation- clause explaining that the graphic designer must not engage into activity that comes within the territory of the company.
  10. Relationship of Parties- states that the relationship between the company and the graphic designer is that of an individual contractor.
  11. Indemnification- ensures that the graphic designer would indemnify the company against all the damages, claims, penalties, fines, costs paid or incurred.
  12. Dispute Resolution- clause to settle disputes or disagreements between parties involved.
  13. General Provisions- contains miscellaneous provisions including modification, waiver, severability, attorney's fees etc.

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