Fantasia Frog Design Artwork Policy
Fantasia Frog Designs owns the copyright to the artwork. That said, you are free to promote your cover/artwork freely, while remaining within the maximum print license limits. All photo stock images have a copyright, and a maximum print run. That includes bookmarks, print book covers, postcards, labels, rack cards, business cards, etc… any printed material using the images designed by Fantasia Frog Designs. If you do not know the maximum amount you are allowed to print, just ask us, and we can give you the details. If you know ahead of time that you will need a very high print run, please, let us know at the photo stock searching/purchasing time and we can choose a license that fits your needs. High print run licenses may alter the cost of the design (most often, this is not the case as most photo stock licenses are very generous.)
Use of Fantasia Frog Design cover art does have limitations, and at some point you may receive notice the cover must be taken out of circulation ( I have never had to do this yet).
If you purchase and provide your own image, I will need to know where you purchased it from and the type of license, but the license for that image remains with you, the purchaser.
Time spent on project and alterations
Creating artwork takes time and care. We try not to push “rush” projects ahead of others, and if we have a heavy work load, we will give you our best estimate as to how long it will take to get your finished design to you. We charge $30.00 to rush an order through, but it really is not preferred. If you have been inactive/unresponsive, or let the project drop without notice, the cover will be reworked and made into a premade bookcover (if I provided the images) and I will no longer work on your future projects.
Payment for cover art designs is due upon project completion, unless requested otherwise. Customers who are late or have not paid for projects previously may be requested to pay up front. Customers who are late (after two months of the invoice issued) will be charged 3% on top of their bill each month it is late until payment is completed.
Invoicing and late payments
Chasing down payments is one of the worst parts of being a freelancer, but it is necessary as I have bills too. Please be aware that, as per my terms, additional interest will be applied on an invoice more than 30 days past its due date.
Sample Cover Art Sales Agreement
A sales agreement is intended to protect both the cover artist and the customer.
Type of work contracted______________________
Total Amount Due___________________________
Date and when payement is due _________________
(only royalty free images please)
Terms of Cover Art use_______________________
Signature of Artist____________________________
Signature of Customer_________________________
Photo stock Restrictions and logos
-This site lays it out quite well. http://www.stockphotorights.com
-This site has a great rating for logos. 99designs.ca
-People want to use images from photo stock sites, which, unless you are paying the higher price, you cannot do this. Here’s an example from Shutterstock.
“A: You cannot use any of our images of people in a derogatory way. … Use any Shutterstock image as part of a trademark, service mark, or logo. However, you may attempt to purchase an exclusive license to the image, giving you exclusive usage and rights to use it in logos, etc. Resell or share Shutterstock image licenses.”