This is an agreement between a website designer and a client for the production of a
website. The client engages the services of the designer to design a website as
described under “Exhibit A” of this agreement. In addition, this agreement includes the
compensation rate, due date, and any additional fees. This document can be used by
designers or by small businesses that want to expand their business by creating a
WEBSITE DESIGN CONTRACT
This agreement, hereafter referred to as “Agreement,” is dated and in effect as of
_____________ between________________, located at _________________, hereafter referred
to as “Client” and _____________________, located at ________________ hereafter referred to
as “Designer” hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Parties”.
WHEREAS, Designer has agreed to perform services on behalf of Client, and Client has agreed
to retain the services of Designer with respect to the design of Client’s website according to the
further terms and conditions set forth herein.
In consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants set forth in this agreement
and other valuable considerations, the Parties hereto agree as follows:
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
1.1 A detailed description of the services to be performed by Designer is attached as Exhibit A.
SCHEDULE FOR SERVICES AND PAYMENT
2.1 The full length of this contract is as follows: Starting date is _________ and estimated
completion date is _________ for the total amount of _____________ ($___) Dollars.
2.2 Client shall pay Designer __________ ($_____) Dollars, as a deposit for project
2.3 The balance of ___________ ($_____) Dollars is due on completion date, and prior to file
relinquishment, or upload and/or assembly of website on Client's web server.
2.4 Designer agrees to deliver drafts of design on dates as agreed upon in Exhibit B. Designer
will make every effort to meet the agreed upon due dates. Client should be aware that failure to
submit requested information or materials might cause delays in the production. Any Client
delays could result in significant delays in delivery of the finished work.
2.5 Changes in Client input or direction or excessive changes will be charged at ___________
for ____________. Any work Client wishes Designer to create, which is not specified in Exhibit
A will be considered an additional service. Any additional services shall require written
agreement by the Parties, which may be attached to this Agreement as an Addendum.
5.1 Client agrees to reimburse Designer for any expenses necessary in completion of the Work
including but not limited to: fonts, messengers, proofs, props, research, shipping, software, stock
photography, and travel.
WORK FOR HIRE
4.1 All work performed by Designer under the terms of this Agreement shall be considered a
Work for Hire, and all copyrights, title and ownership of the Work shall inure to the benefit of
Client, with the exception of third party elements that are licensed or otherwise contracted for by
Designer on Client’s behalf.
4.1 All rights not expressly granted hereunder are reserved to Designer, including but not
limited to all rights and copyrights in sketches, drafts, or other preliminary materials.
4.2 Designer reserves the right to assign other designers or subcontractors to the Work to
ensure quality and on-time completion.
4.3 Designer maintains the sole responsibility for deciding how and in what manner the Work
will be performed providing that the Work in consistent with the services outlined in Exhibit A.
PERMISSIONS AND RELEASES
5.1 Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Designer against any and all claims, costs,
and expenses, including attorney's fees, due to materials included in the Work at the request of
Client for which no copyright permission or previous release was requested or uses which exceed
the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release.
6.1 Client may publish or disclose information regarding the Work and shall acknowledge the
support of Designer in all such publications. Client will not use the name of Designer, in any
advertising or publicity without the prior written approval from Designer. Designer will not use
the name of Clie