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 budgetProposal formCredit reference formJob indexJob sheetTime sheetStudio production scheduleEstimate request formArtwork log and digital file managementProject confirmation agreementWebsite design agreementContract with illustrator or photographerEmployment agreementApplications for copyright registration of designsTrademark applicationCommercial leaseAnd 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.