Retainer Agreement

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

Retainer Agreement

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 Moutain & Valley Design LLC,  (hereafter referred to as “Designer”). The contract is in regard to professional freelance web and graphic design services to be performed.

This will constitute an agreement between Client and Designer for (graphic design/advertising/social marketing/web design) services on a month to month basis. Designer agrees to devote up to the agreed amount of hours per month on assignments to be determined by (Client). Work will normally be performed at the offices of the Designer, but occasionally may take place at other locations, as required. Work priority will be at the discretion of Client. Work will normally occur between the hours of 9 to 5 on weekdays.

Payment for these services will be at a discounted rate of $35 per hour, in the amount of $___ per month (see fee chart below).  It will be paid on a monthly basis for the following month, no later than the 30th day of each month that this agreement is in force. No invoice will be submitted.  The initial payment can be made via check or Paypal, and the recurring retainer fee will be set up for automatic billing through Paypal, or by check.

Hours Hours Total
Per Week Per Month Retainer
2 8  $280.00
4 16  $560.00
6 24  $840.00
8 32  $1,120.00
10 40  $1,400.00
15 60  $2,100.00
20 80  $2,800.00
30 120  $4,200.00
40 160  $5,600.00

Services in addition to ____ hours per month will be billed separately. Any expenses exclusive of normal overhead are not included in this agreement and will be invoiced separately. Examples of such expenses are: delivery services, travel beyond 25 miles from Designer’s facilities, and meals when traveling. All invoices will be net 30.

All materials furnished by Client will remain the property of Client and will be returned upon request, or no more than 10 days from the termination of this agreement.

The results of any and all work performed by Designer for Client, including original creative work, will remain the property of the Client. Client may use this material in any way deemed appropriate.  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.

This agreement may be terminated on 30 days’ written notice by either Designer or Client. In case of termination, Designer shall make a reasonable attempt to finish work in progress.

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I, ___________________________________ (Client) assert that I have the authority to promise payment for the services rendered by Ylice Golden for the aforementioned. 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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