I am trying to figure out how to write a contract for a design service, and make sure my pricing is fair. Any help would be greatly appreciated have no idea where to start with the contract. I have already completed the designs and the invoice, I have looked up the average cost of designs and came ups with the following :
- For the pricing, I did a $25 hourly rate ( I made it over the span of 4 days with edits after sending it to my professor.)I worked on it in and out of class. About 5.5 hours of work each day.
- I looked at the average design cost for a catalog I found that this was priced differently anywhere from $1,600 to $9,600 for 32 pages, I used the median of those to the number $5,600 divided that by 32 and the total was $175/pg, and I made a 46.29% reduction because the content is provided, but I wasn't sure of the amount of content or quality of the images, making it an average of $81.25/page for 8 pages.
Total: $1,200 -$300 = $900
- discount for being a new client
For the deposit, I asked for 50%.
There is no client my teacher is playing the part of Mary in order to provide us with practice, it's just a homework assignment the only benefit is me passing the class and having a better idea of what to include in a contract or how to charge incase I do some freelanceing.
For my contract I have the outline :
Description of service, Payment for service, Relationship of parties, Work Product Ownership, Confidentiality, Entire Agreement, Severability, and Applicable Law as well as the signature and date area. Not sure how to make sure I don't get sued or what the Term or Termination should be.
I also included my assignment to give more context to what my contract should include.
My assignment is the following:
You are contacted by Mary via email she is looking for a designer to create a logo for her small business and a catalog. She has informed you of the specs of the project and her budget. Mary is starting up a custom furniture company, Mary's Custom Furniture. Mary has also informed you that she would like her logo to be black and pink. For the catalog, she will provide all the images and content.
For this, You must design both the Logo and catalog (I will provide you with the images and content). In addition to the designs, you must create an invoice and a contract.
Logo: 4/4 5"x 5" or 1080px x 1080px
Catalog: 4/4 5.5" x 8.5" 8 pages
Budget: $1,500 - $5,000
Due Date: April 30th, 2022
*** THE DUE DATE IS FOR THE PROMPT, YOUR PROJECT MUST BE TURNED IN BY MONDAY JANUARY 31ST BEFORE CLASS STARTS ***
For your contract, Mary's is only allowed to make 3 changes to the designs, you must ask for a deposit.
For your invoice, you must have an itemized breakdown, it must be clear what you are charging. The pricing will be up to you.
Make sure you use the CYA(Cover Your A**) method when writing your contract. Make it clear that you aren't liable if Mary's company gets sued. Don't forget to ask for a deposit! Make sure you get paid for your work. Keep in mind that this project can potentially help you when you graduate or when you decide to work freelance.
- Note: You are allowed to use outside help for this assignment, you must provide who/where you receive the help from.