This classic industry tool, now in its fourth edition, brings together more than fifty essential and ready-to-use forms for graphic designers. All forms are accompanied by thorough explanations and are made available on CD-ROM so that they can be easily customized. Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers also provides step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists so you can deal correctly with clients and manage your office efficiently. Included are:
Project plan and budget
Credit reference form
Studio production schedule
Estimate request form
Artwork log and digital file management
Project confirmation agreement
Website design agreement
Contract with illustrator or photographer
Applications for copyright registration of designs
And many more
New to this edition are forms for arbitration, general and mutual releases, employee warning and dismissal letters, and promissory notes. Don’t get stuck paying expensive lawyers’ fees or accepting less than what your designs are worth. Whether you are an established designer or just starting out, this guide will help you to save money, protect yourself, and negotiate for maximum profit.
Tad Crawford, author of Legal Guide for the Visual Artist (Allworth Press, Fifth Edition, September 2010), has served as general counsel for the Graphic Artists Guild, lobbied on the state and federal level for artists’ rights, and taught art law at the School of Visual Arts. The publisher for Allworth Press, he lives in New York City.