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Business and legal forms for graphic designers
Crawford, Tad, 1946-
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Allworth Press ; Cincinnati, Ohio : Distributor to the trade in the U.S. and Canada, North Light Books, [1990]

Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers contains all of the essential business and legal forms today's successful graphic designers need. Step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists are presented to guide designers in achieving the best results. Thorough discussions of contractual issues relevant to the industry make this a must-read for any designer -- established or starting out -- who is seeking the path to success. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Tad Crawford has served as General Counsel for the Graphic Artists Guild and legislative counsel for creators' groups fighting for greater rights. An attorney and author of Legal Guide for the Visual Artist, as well many other books for creative professionals, he edited AIGA Professional Practices in Graphic Design and is also the Legal Affairs Editor for Communication Arts Magazine
Eva Doman Bruck is Director of Creative Resources at Future Brand and has formerly served as Director of Studio Operations at Hearst Interactive Media, Operating Manager of Time Warner's Digital Production Studio in New York City, and as Business Manager for twelve years at Milton Glaser, Inc. She is a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design program, and she has published articles on design firm management in How, Step-by-Step Graphics, U&Ic, and the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design

Table of Contents

A System for Success
Doing Businessp. 1
Contractsp. 2
Negotiationp. 2
Oral Contractsp. 3
Letter Contractsp. 4
Standard Provisionsp. 4
Volunteer Lawyers for the Artsp. 7
Graphic Arts Organizationsp. 7
Using the Checklistsp. 8
Code of Fair Practicep. 9
How to Use the Forms
Form 1. Project Plan and Budgetp. 11
Form 2. Proposal Formp. 20
Form 3. Credit Reference Formp. 26
Form 4. Job Indexp. 29
Form 5. Job Sheetp. 32
Form 6. Time Sheetp. 40
Form 7. Studio Production Schedulep. 44
Form 8. Project Status Reportp. 47
Form 9. Work Change Order Formp. 49
Form 10. Estimate Request Formp. 51
Form 11. Purchase Orderp. 53
Form 12. Requisition Formp. 56
Form 13. Payables Indexp. 57
Form 14. Transmittal Formp. 59
Form 15. Artwork Log and Digital File Managementp. 61
Form 16. Billing Indexp. 63
Forms 17 and 18. Invoice Formsp. 65
Form 19. Monthly Billing Statementp. 69
Form 20. Collection Letterp. 69
Form 21. Marketing Checklist: Calls Logp. 72
Form 22. Marketing Checklist: Qualifying Checklistp. 72
Form 23. Project Confirmation Agreementp. 76
Form 24. Web Site Design Agreementp. 83
Form 25. Contract with Illustrator or Photographerp. 90
Form 26. Contract with Printerp. 97
Form 27. Designer-Sales Agent Contractp. 106
Form 28. Designer's Lecture Contractp. 114
Form 29. Licensing Contract to Merchandise Designsp. 118
Form 30. Release Form for Modelsp. 122
Form 31. Property Release Formp. 125
Form 32. Permission Form (to Use Copyrighted Work)p. 127
Form 33. Nondisclosure Agreement for Submitting Ideasp. 130
Form 34. Copyright Transfer Formp. 133
Form 35. Application for Copyright Registration of Designs: Form VAp. 136
Form 36. Application for Copyright Registration of Designs: Short Form VAp. 136
Form 37. License of Rightsp. 143
Form 38. License of Electronic Rightsp. 143
Form 39. Trademark Applicationp. 149
Form 40. Contract with an Independent Contractorp. 160
Form 41. Employment Applicationp. 165
Form 42. Employment Agreementp. 165
Form 43. Restrictive Convenant for Employmentp. 165
Form 44. Project Employee Contractp. 177
Form 45. Commercial Leasep. 179
Form 46. Subleasep. 179
Form 47. Lease Assignmentp. 179
Selected Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 197