Professional Graphic Design and Website Design - Conveniently located in Mentor, Ohio

1.440.205.0800 - email jan@designbyj.com

DBJ Contract & General Pricing Terms


Download a .pdf version of our contract to sign and mail with payment.

• General Terms: 
Quoted price for single-bid projects includes initial consultation, one proof with two to three layout choices (where appropriate), one set of client changes, and final artwork. Additional changes will be billed as extra time. All changes due to our error or omission will be corrected at no charge to you. Full year contract bids will be quoted and approved by both parties prior to the start of initial design work.
RUSH Charges: If your deadline requires evening and/or weekend work, (defined as after 6pm weekdays, Saturday or Sunday, any hours) to meet your scheduled completion date, these hours will be billed at 1-1/2 times our contracted rate.


• "Work for Hire": 
Design By J, LLC does not copyright our work. We are a "work for hire" firm. What does this mean to you? Simply put, once you pay for a project in full, you own it. Of course we hope you will stay with our company for many years to come, however if you move out of the area, or for any other reason decide to work with someone else, anything you have paid for in full can be dropped down to disk and sent to you. We do charge a fee of only time spent to pull up all your projects from backup, organize them onto the media, and ship them to you for use with anyone you decide to work with.

• Final Responsibility: 
You will be responsible for final proofreading and will be required to sign a document stating that the artwork is:  ok as is (ready for print or upload),  ok with changes (change, then ready for print or upload), or  additional proof due (charges will incur). Your signature releases Design By J, LLC from any and all liability in connection with errors or omissions on your final piece.

• Scheduling: 
To be decided at time of initial consultation. Missed appointments are subject to a one hour charge. Please note: due to the tight scheduling of projects, if you do not meet our mutually determined schedule for delivering materials to Design By J, LLC we cannot promise that our original determined completion date will be met.

• Payment Terms: 
Our first project together will require 1/2 down to begin. You will be required to pay your job in full within 15 days of invoice, sent when the project is completed, or a 2% late fee will be imposed. Returned checks will carry an additional $20.00 fee. All jobs in progress more than 30 days will require one-half payment of quoted price. Full year contract work will require quarterly payments (or other payment arrangements agreed upon at start of contract).

Web Site Design will require 1/2 down before work begins; 1/2 down at final upload. Web Site Hosting charges vary with services and updates required; ask about your specific needs.


• Final Artwork for Printers: 
Your final artwork will be "camera-ready" preflighted .pdf files, or other electronic files as specified by the printer. A high quality .pdf file of your project can be sent to you by DropBox if requested.

• Artwork Cleanup: 
Artwork cleanup will carry a minimum 1/2-hour charge.

• Printing Services: 
A small fee will be charged if you prefer Design By J, LLC to arrange outside printing services, quote those services, deal directly with printer and staff, deliver artwork to the printer and approve proofs. You will be responsible for picking up the printed pieces from the printer. Printing charges will be separate from Design By J fees. Design By J, LLC assumes no liability for printers errors.

NOTE: I will keep your jobs on file for a period of 1 (one) year. If your account has been idle for a period of one year, I will contact you to see if the files should be purged.

Date: _____________________________________

Signature: _______________________________________________
*Note: Signature on file at initial consultation constitutes agreement to these terms for all future projects completed for you by Design By J, LLC.


Download a .pdf version of our contract to sign and mail with payment.