Ali R. Tariq
Ali R. TariqProduct Designer, Axonify

Can you recommend any tools or templates for freelance design contracts?

I'm taking on some freelance design work and I'm interested to see what tools/templates other freelance designers are using to help them craft client/project contracts. Thanks!
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    The Standard Freelance Contract

    The first common standard service agreement

    Armand Jay
    Armand JayFounder at & Student at CSU · Written
    A service run by AND CO that's super helpful with freelance contracts
    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia51Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    I also love what AND CO has done with this contract. I used it and the setup process was really simple. If you use AND CO, you can get invoicing done on autopilot.
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    • Henry Fraser
      Henry FraserKnowledge and legal, Codepact

      I love the standardisation aspect. This is a really worthy aspiration, and has the potential to lead to better understanding between clients and customers.

      I am also intrigued by the prospect of terms becoming so standard and well known that people can define their agreement simply by noting the areas that depart from the standard. Imagine signing an agreement that just says:

      "The parties agree to the freelance standard terms, with the following exceptions:

      - x; and


      This practice already exists with ISDA standard terms for over-the-counter derivatives.

      The UI for entering information is great and easy to follow.

      The only thing that I worry about slightly is the disconnect form the 'form' type UI for entering information and the rather complex contractual language that it produces. For example, if I choose 'work for hire' as my IP setting, the only way to understand that this means I do not own the IP I create for clients is to read 3 paragraphs of fairly dense legal text. Interested to see if you find a way to bridge that gap.

  2. 6

    Contracts, invoices, and expenses for digital freelancers

    Julien Deveaux
    Julien DeveauxDigital Product Designer & Entrepreneur · Written
    Bonsai is an easy solution for contracts, invoices and more
  3. An online tool for business management. Great for creating invoices!