Contract Designer Services

These are the base terms for contract designer services. Additional terms may be set after the initial consultation to define other items such as, confidentiality, cancellations, agreement expiration, reproduction of work.

Hourly Billing

The current hourly rate* is $50 per hour. Billing will be charged in 6 minute increments. So, for example, if I work for 1 hour 12 minutes, I will bill as such:

(1.2 hours) x (Hourly Rate)

*The current hourly rate is subject to change.

Monthly Invoices

All time spent working on projects, including meetings, project communication, etc., will be billed in monthly cycles on the 1st of every month with a timesheet. Invoices are to be paid 15 days from the invoice date.

Late Fees

Accounts not paid in full within 30 days of the date of the invoice will incur a 1.5% late fee and every 30 days thereafter. Accounts reaching 90 days past due from invoice date will be sent to JMI Creative’s collection agency.

Stock Images

The hourly rate does not include the cost for purchasing stock images or illustrations. If images need to be purchased, the additional cost will be added to the monthly invoice. Stock images are $10 each.

Retainer Fee

There are no retainer fees charged during the time of a contractor agreement, however, the turnaround times defined in the next section will only be available if a minimum of 2 hours of service is billed each month. If there is no time billed for any given month within the active time frame of our agreement, then that may move project requests to a first come, first serve priority level and void the terms of our agreement.

Turnaround Time

Projects are deemed Priority Level 3 unless otherwise specified during the time of the project request.

  • Priority Level 1: 24 hours (next business day)
  • Priority Level 2: 2-3 days
  • Priority Level 3: 5-7 days

Graphic Design Services

These are the base terms for graphic design services. Additional terms may be set after the initial consultation to define other items such as, deposit information, project schedule, revisions, cancellations, reproduction of work.

Agreement Expirations

All project estimates for agreements are valid for 30 days from the date of agreement. Projects may be re-estimated if, upon receipt of all project elements, the Designer determines the scope of the project has been altered dramatically from the originally agreed upon concept.

Hourly Billing

If your project is going to be billed under hourly billing, then it will be billed by the current hourly rate* at $50 per hour. Billing will be charged in 6 minute increments. So, for example, if I work for 1 hour 12 minutes, I will bill as such:

(1.2 hours) x (Hourly Rate)

*The current hourly rate is subject to change.

Invoices

Invoices sent are to be paid 15 days from the invoice date.

Late Fees

Accounts not paid in full within 30 days of the date of the invoice will incur a 1.5% late fee and every 30 days thereafter. Accounts reaching 90 days past due from invoice date will be sent to JMI Creative’s collection agency.

Stock Images

The project estimate does not include the cost for purchasing stock images or illustrations. If images need to be purchased, the additional cost will be added to the monthly invoice. Stock images are $10 each.

Final Artwork

No finalized artwork or source files will be released for production until final payment in full for the project has been received. JMI Creative will retain all rights to said work until payment is made in full.

Inactivity Clause

If the progress of the project is stopped by the client for more than 30 days, without any type of communication, the project will be billed out based off the work completed at that time. If any additional work is requested after that billing transaction, a new quote will be generated based off the current hourly rate and prices.

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