Graphic Designer Retainer Agreement Template

A client contract for graphic designers on a monthly retainer fee with clients, accompanied by a video tutorial on how to quickly customize your template.


You’re a savvy designer and a savvy business owner. You know it’s crucial to have a strong contract ready to send to new clients.


When do I need this contract template?


This contract is for designers engaging with a client on a monthly retainer fee for certain hours or tasks per month. Hours may be weekly or monthly and projects might include logo design, template design, book cover design, etc.


What does this contract include?


This graphic design retainer agreement is a customizable contract template that you can tweak with your details and change for each client to make sure that you get paid, protect and/or transfer rights to the designs you create, agree on details of how either party can end the relationship and how much notice they must give, and legally protect your business in the unfortunate event that a disagreement arises.


This contract template includes the following provisions:

  • Purpose of Agreement
  • Scope of Services
  • Terms of Payment
  • Expenses
  • Timeline
  • Copyright Ownership
  • Rights Reserved to Designer
  • Rights Reserved to Client
  • Terms of Agreement
  • Cooperation and Client Responsibilities
  • Opportunity to Cure
  • Client Approval
  • Independent Contractor Status
  • Freedom to Provide Services Elsewhere
  • Use of Contractor’s Own Equipment, Materials, Supplies, and Tools
  • Designer’s Agents
  • Confidentiality and Mutual Non-Disclosure
  • Accreditation and Promotions
  • Taxes and Liabilities
  • Termination of Agreement
  • Declaration by Designer
  • Security
  • Force Majeure
  • Warranties
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Indemnification
  • And more!

When you download your template, you will receive a video tutorial on how to quickly customize your template. Simply add your details and send it away to your new client!