Terms & Conditions
All design work created by Sara-Jane Austen of Designerbloom Graphic Design (DGD) is subject to the following terms and conditions. Please ensure you understand them before commencing any design project. If you have any questions about anything contained in these terms and conditions please contact Sara-Jane for clarification prior to placing an order. By placing an order, you as a client are entering a legally binding contract for services and agree to these terms and conditions.
Sara-Jane can be reached by email, Facebook business page messages and phone (+64 021 141 6583) from Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm New Zealand time. Sara-Jane will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours during these days and times. To keep my creativity flowing, I work with my phone on silent, so please don't be put off if you receive my voicemail.
Any design options that are sent to you during the design process are owned by DGD and permission is not given for them to be reproduced by anyone else, or to be posted to social media. Once a design is approved and fully paid for, you, the client, will own the finished design. This does not include the working files. Unused design concepts remain the property of DGD and may be used for other clients in the future. DGD retains personal rights for the use of completed projects as examples in their design portfolio and marketing materials (unless other arrangements have been made).
The design fee includes the specified number of revisions in the package chosen. Additional revisions or alterations are charged at a rate of $55 per hour.
Any images supplied to DGD for use in a design project must be high resolution and accompanied by appropriate written approval of the photographer. DGD will not be responsible for any legal issues or copyright breaches as a result of the use or printing of supplied images. DGD can source high resolution stock images with the correct commercial license rights on your behalf, DGD requires full payment prior to approved images being downloaded. DGD is not responsible for colour variation occurring if the image requires conversion from RGB to CMYK.
Approval of Artwork
Whilst DGD takes all care to avoid errors, DGD is not responsible for any spelling, grammatical, typographical errors, omissions or incorrect information in the final product. It is the client's responsibility to thoroughly check all proofs and give their approval via email before the final work will be released to the client and/or sent to print upon payment being received. Any changes that are required post approval will incur an additional design fee to cover the time it takes to make the changes.
Logo files are supplied electronically to the client in print and web formats as EPS, AI, PDF, PNG and JPEG. You can find more information about these files types on my blog page. Print-ready files will be supplied as high resolution PDFs with crop marks. If other file types are required please specify when asking for a quote, if unsure of file type required please explain your planned use. All original artwork and source files remain the property of DGD unless otherwise arranged; there will be a fee for supply of original artwork and source files. All supplied artwork can only be used for its intended purchase, and must not be altered.
Please note there may be colour variation between the screen and final product. This occurs due to differences in the way colours are managed on the screen (RGB) and print (CMYK). Screen proofing is not indicative of the final print result, printed colours can vary between printing companies, jobs and different print runs. DGD will not be responsible for any colour variations on printing as these factors are beyond control.
The client agrees to pay a 50% deposit prior to commencement of the design project; unless otherwise arranged. 50% of the deposit is non-refundable once the design process has commenced. The balance is payable before release of final files. Any additional charges (stock images, non-standard typefaces, printing etc.) are due at the time they are incurred and must be paid for upfront. Payments are due Seven (7) days from issuance of invoice, unless otherwise arranged. A two and a half percent (2.5%) monthly service charge will be billed against overdue invoices/late payments.
You, the client, and Sara-Jane of DGD may determine to cancel a design job at any time, if the design work /relationship is thought to be unsatisfactory by either party. Written confirmation is required for any cancellation. 50% of the deposit is non-refundable once the design process has commenced, this is deemed to have occurred on receipt of a completed design brief and agreement on the design quote from the client and once sketching or designs have started. If a design project is canceled by the client prior to project completion a pro-rata payment may be applicable on any project that is more than 50% complete (as determined by DGD) for time spent on the project before the cancellation notice was received. In the event of project cancellation DGD retains ownership of all original artwork and therefore cannot be reproduced by anyone else.
Your privacy is important. DGD respects your privacy and personal details. Any information supplied to DGD during the design process will be solely used for that purpose and not disclosed to any third parties without written consent of the client.
Acceptance of DGD Terms and Conditions
Acceptance of these terms should be stated in an email. Design work will not begin until DGD has received your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Thank you for taking the time to read these terms and conditions. If you have any queries please get in touch with Sara-Jane. This agreement is made between you, the client, and DGD.
Updated June 2018.