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Business Secrets For Designers: A Sample Independent Contractor Agreement

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Shel Perkins provides a sample independent contractor agreement, one of the many practical items you'll find in his book, Talent Is Not Enough: Business Secrets For Designers, 2nd Edition.
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Use an agreement like this when subcontracting with design firms and ad agencies. However, it should not be used when selling services directly to a business client. Instead, you should prepare a fixed-fee proposal that includes appropriate terms and conditions, as discussed in Chapter 11 and Chapter 19.

This services agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into as of ................................................................ by and between ................................................................. ("Design Firm") and .......................................................................... ("Contractor").

Design Firm desires to retain Contractor as an independent contractor to perform consulting services for Design Firm, and Contractor is willing to perform such services, on terms set forth more fully below. In consideration of the mutual promises contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

1. Services

  1. Contractor agrees to perform for Design Firm those services described in Exhibit A incorporated herein by reference (the "Services"). The parties may delete, add or substitute Services, extend the Term, or alter the terms of compensation by amending Exhibit A, provided that such amendment shall be signed by an authorized representative of both parties and shall indicate whether it is to replace or alter the then existing Exhibit A.
  2. Contractor is authorized to perform the Services under this Agreement only upon the request or at the direction of, and shall report solely to, a Principal of Design Firm and/or his or her designee.
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