Design Contract

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Ylice M. Golden | Mountain & Valley LLC | Graphic & Web Designer |

Freelance Designer Contract

Parties and Assignment: This agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of the _______ day of _______ 20____(the “Effective Date”) by and between ____________________ (“Client”), and Ylice Golden, DBA Mountain & Valley Design LLC,  (hereafter referred to as “Designer”). The contract is in regard to professional freelance web and graphic design services to be performed.

In consideration of the mutual agreement made herein, the parties agree as follows:

Designer agrees to produce project materials (the “Work”) at the request of the Client for fees agreed upon in advance and turn in or deliver the Work by an agreed-upon deadline and submission method. Designer agrees that he will be the sole author of the Work, which will be original work by Designer, free of plagiarism. Designer agrees to use reasonable care to ensure that all facts and statements in the Work are true and that the Work does not infringe upon any copyright, right of privacy, proprietary right, right of publicity or any other right of a third party. Designer will cooperate with Client in editing and otherwise reviewing the Work prior to completion and launch. Designer will cooperate with Client if any complaints, claims or litigation should arise regarding the Work.

Designer acknowledges that he/she may be furnished or may otherwise 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 which gives the Client an opportunity to acquire an advantage over its competitors who do not know or use it (the “Proprietary Information”). Designer agrees to preserve and protect the confidentiality of Client, the Proprietary Information and all physical forms thereof, whether disclosed to Designer before this Agreement is signed or afterward. In addition, Designer shall not disclose or disseminate the Proprietary Information to any third party and shall not use the Proprietary Information for the benefit of any third party. Unless requested by Client, Designer can use materials designed for Client, and final products, on Designer’s website ( to illustrate Designer’s ability for portfolio purposes. Unless requested in by Client, Designer can incorporate a link to Designer’s website into the footer of a web presence for Client as credit for the Work.

Client agrees to pay Designer the following: $45 per hour via check or Paypal. Designer will bill for one half (50%) of the total estimated cost before Designer begins the Work as a down payment, and bill for the rest of acquired labor costs weekly. If the parameters of the Work change, or if it involves more time than estimated, Designer will inform Client and they can renegotiate the rate. Designer will submit the final invoice for the Work upon receiving approval from Client. Designer absorbs incidental expenses such as postage, courier service, unless noted in estimate, or agreed in advance. Designer is responsible for the payment of all federal, state and/or local taxes with respect to the services he performs for the client as an independent contractor. The Client will not treat Designer as an employee for any purpose.

Payment and Collection:
Unless otherwise specified in writing, invoices not paid within 30 days of the invoice date will accrue interest at 15% per month. Client agrees to pay for each check returned for insufficient funds or any other reason $25 per occurrence or 5% of the value of each Client returned item, whichever is greater. Client agrees to pay all reasonable attorney’s fees (at least 15% of all amounts due, including interest) if any account is placed with an attorney for collection.

Client Approval:
Client is responsible for approval of work ordered via submission of this contract before Designer proceeds with project. Upon acceptance of the Work, Client accepts responsibility for any further processes in which this work is used (i.e., film output, printing, etc.) Designer is not responsible for errors occurring in this work or projects related to this work after acceptance of the Work by the Client.

Any verbal or written changes made by Client to the scope of the Work following its initiation by Designer are subject to additional charges. Should such changes negate any part of the Work already completed at the time of the changes, Client accepts responsibility for payment of the completed work and all services related to it, in addition to charges for the change itself.

Both parties understand that Client or Designer may terminate the service at any time if, for any reason, the relationship is deemed unsatisfactory by either party. Upon written or verbal cancellation, Client is responsible for payment for all expenses incurred and any work done toward the completion of the project based on the percentage of project completed. Should Client cancel the project following its completion, Client is responsible for full payment as per the above estimate plus all other expenses incurred.

Your Name | |

I, ___________________________________ (Client) assert that I have the authority to promise payment for the services rendered by Your Name for the aforementioned Work within 30 days of dated invoice. I assert that I have read, understood and agree to the Freelance Designer Contract and Agreement.

Client Signature


I, Ylice Golden (Designer), assert that I have read, understood and agree to the Freelance Designer Contract and Agreement.

Ylice M. Golden________________________
Designer’s Signature


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