Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers
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.

Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers Details

TitleBusiness and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers
Author
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 1st, 2013
PublisherAllworth Press
ISBN1621532496
ISBN-139781621532491
Number of pages256 pages
Rating
GenreBusiness, Design, Nonfiction

Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers Review

  • Valerie
    January 11, 2014
    I’ve got a form for that! My GoodReads Review of Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers 4th Edition.I received Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers 4th Edition for free in a GoodReads Giveaway. I was very pleased to be chosen to receive this book as my husband is a 15-year graphic designer / web developer who has been fully independent for the last 5 years. So not only do we have the experience required to review this book, we had our own real need for it.I received a large, br I’ve got a form for that! My GoodReads Review of Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers 4th Edition.I received Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers 4th Edition for free in a GoodReads Giveaway. I was very pleased to be chosen to receive this book as my husband is a 15-year graphic designer / web developer who has been fully independent for the last 5 years. So not only do we have the experience required to review this book, we had our own real need for it.I received a large, bright, glossy-green workbook-style paperback of excellent quality. The book is 8.5" x 11" to allow for perfect reproduction of the full size contracts inside, printed on bright white paper with flat black font perfect for scanning or photocopying. The book includes a CD-Rom with both Windows and Mac format of all of the forms including PDF versions, Word Doc versions, and Excel Spreadsheet versions. The support documentation is quite well thought out, and every electronic version has a discreet text reference to its corresponding page number in the book, annotated outside the crop lines and easily removed by trimming or printing at full scale and simply allowing the referenced text to fall outside the printed area. The book itself is 216 pages and quite substantial in your hands.Inside, the book is quite comprehensive, from a brisk, 10-point walkthrough on how to use the book and forms within, to 53 forms covering everything that we could think of and more. The forms are introduced in sections of relevance, explained simply, often with examples that are realistic and relevant. The instructions are easily understood. The narration doesn't waste time with long extraneous pontification just to fill space. The communication is concise and moves along to getting the business done.Having worked freelance graphic design and web development on a part-time / full-time capacity for 15 years, my husband was truly impressed with the range of scenarios covered, the completeness of subject, the thoroughness of the forms and contracts, and the concinnity of the instruction. I recommend this book wholeheartedly for anyone needing boilerplate legal forms and contracts for graphic design, web development, and similar project management.
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  • Natosha
    April 26, 2016
    The book, Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers by Tad Crawford and Eva Doman Bruck is perfect for those in the field of Graphic Design! It's packed with the most used and needed forms. There is information in this book about negotiating, oral contracts, written contracts, letters, and so many others! It really takes the guess out and makes it simple for anyone in the Graphic Designer Profession to understand what is required or needed when it comes to writing and sending or receiving f The book, Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers by Tad Crawford and Eva Doman Bruck is perfect for those in the field of Graphic Design! It's packed with the most used and needed forms. There is information in this book about negotiating, oral contracts, written contracts, letters, and so many others! It really takes the guess out and makes it simple for anyone in the Graphic Designer Profession to understand what is required or needed when it comes to writing and sending or receiving forms. The book is easy to navigate through and filled with so many different forms and information about each. You get a CD that includes them all, which will be seen in the book. So you only need to print and hand them out or use as needed. Plus, you are able to customize the forms the way you like, to fit the company you run. Honestly, It's a simple book to use, has everything in Legal Forms you need to get the Graphic Design job started.I found this book to be simple to understand and use. Nothing difficult for anyone to use and copy from to hand out their own forms. It's an excellent book for forms needed in a Graphic Designer Business.
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  • Jen
    January 23, 2009
    This is a very good helper for freelance designers (like myself) who aren't too sure what to include in a contract for a client, or indeed other related forms and agreements. The book also has an accompanying CD-ROM with all the forms in PDF, Word, Excel, Pagemaker, Quark and Word Perfect formats.
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  • Toby
    July 7, 2008
    again another must for freelancers.
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