Branding Contract

Welcome to Pirouette Paper! I am so pleased to offer you custom calligraphy + logo design to bring your brand vision to life!

GET STARTED IN 3 STEPS: After filling out the "Branding 101" form, you’ll receive an initial invoice and timeline. When you are ready for me to work on your proof, follow these 3 steps:

1) Submit payment through emailed invoice,
2) Send me the wording and any initial design elements you want me to have, and
3) Submit your approval to start design by reading this page, filling out the form at the bottom and submitting it to me! 

With your initial invoice, you will receive a timeline for a target proof approval and a completion date. These dates are tentative and if revision dates aren't met, they will change accordingly. Updated timelines will be shown on each proof.

Current clients are required to read this page and sign off that the expectations described on this page are understood prior to proof approval and production. Please submit this form back to me as soon as possible, so I can get started on your design.

THE PROOFING PROCESS

Once your deposit, wording, and agreement approval are received, the design process begins! You'll receive the design board first, before any official proof. This will help narrow down fonts, colors and styles. After I receive your feedback, I will implement the chosen design into any remaining elements of the suite.  

All proof edits require additional proof reviews and take 2-4 days depending on the changes and the busy season, and your timeline will be updated if additional proofs are required.  If the scope of your design should change dramatically during the proof process, a new cost proposal must be approved, and a new timeline will need to be evaluated.  Each client is given four proofs after initial consultation, and proofs after those will be charged $50. 

APPROVING YOUR PROOF: Your proof is ready for print when you say it is!  I will do an initial check while making the proof, but the final inspection of all spelling and information is your responsibility.   After the final proof, you will receive a final design release with any updated costs (i.e. extra proofs or revisions), final design that will be sent to you and a checklist for you to double check everything. You must sign and return the last page of the proof in order to receive your files.  Your signature confirms that you approve of all designs and text.  If the proofing process runs past the target approval date, a new timeline will be made.  Rush fees can be assessed to speed things along, but the average production time is 3-4 weeks after "Branding 101".

*PROOFS are created in color; however, colors will vary between computer screens. 

*CHANGES after final design release approval will be charged $100 and require a new proof.  Rush fees will be applied if changes or additions are made or if client deadlines are not met.

AFTER YOU APPROVE: I will work on getting all files print and web ready. Within 1 week of the final design release being approved, I will send your files.

 

TO ENSURE A SMOOTH PROCESS, THE FOLLOWING POINTS SHOULD BE NOTED:

*ALL VISITS from initial consult to final pick up must be scheduled by appointment. All projects include one (1) 60-90 minute consultation plus (1) 30 minute follow-up visit; additional consultation time is billed at $100/hr. If unable to meet in person, a video consultation will be arranged.

*I AM A DESIGNER and respect the work of other invitation artists.  I am excited to review your paper inspirations; however, I will not copy another designer’s work.

*EMAIL is not foolproof.  We will follow the timeline listed on the first page of the proof.  If you think you are missing an email from me, please contact to follow up.

 

OTHER POLICIES

PRICING: Branding packages are carefully created and each price is thought out. Any additional elements not listed in the package details will have a price evaluation. Pirouette Paper will notify you of any pricing changes in each proof and in the final design release, where you will sign off on any updated pricing. Changes after the contract is signed and the invoice is paid that result in a lesser amount than originally agreed upon will not be changed in the invoice and you will have to pay for the original amount. Changes after the contract is signed and the invoice is paid that result in a larger amount than originally agreed upon will be added to the invoice and it is your responsibility to cover those costs.

PAYMENT: All orders must be paid in full before the design process begins. Should final design approval not take place, customer forfeits invoice amount and contract is terminated. Payment can be made by cash, check/ money order, or through online invoice.

CANCELLATION BY ME FOR ANY REASON: Pirouette Paper cannot be responsible for unforeseen circumstances, work-stoppages, "acts of God", which may make it impossible for me to complete your job in a reasonable amount of time. My complete obligation to you may be discharged in its entirety by my refund of your deposit, without prejudice, and disclaiming any secondary consequences or costs that you may incur. I is my intention to complete every job to completion, but if there is a substantial reason that I choose not to move forward with any part of your project, a refund will be assessed and you will be required to sign a refund form with agreed refund amount.

Please be aware that any delays caused by you will postpone your estimated completion date.

CANCELLATION BY YOU FOR ANY REASON: If you decide to cancel the job after contract is signed and invoice is paid, you agree to forfeit your payment.  Any extras or add-ons cancelled are at the sole discretion of Pirouette Paper and will constitute forfeiture of that portion of the invoice.
 

Please Complete The Form Below

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I understand this contract shall be governed by the laws of California for which the jurisdiction and venue will be located in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA *
Can't wait to get started!!