I was contacted to make a logo for a friend of a friend. I have made logos before, but usually it's been casual with people I know. This is my first time receiving a contract from a client. It's not very long (an NDA, 6 page ICA, 2 page statement of work), but more than I was expecting. I'm not very good with legal jargon, so I'm very anxious about it! What are some red flags I should look out for? Also, is it normal to include that they can terminate the contract and not pay for any work that is "reasonably unsatisfactory"?
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Things things that stuck out: - They put a time frame of 3 days between each edit/revision - 30 days for them to pay me (is that normal?), did not include 50% upfront - the contract recommends I get business liability insurance. This is a side job for me, so that seems silly for one gig. - contract says unused edits will "roll over to the immediately subsequent work product Company commissions of Contractor" (i'm not entirely sure what this means) - can terminate the contract and not pay for any work that is "reasonably unsatisfactory" (not sure if that is normal)