The first thing is Copyright. Please don't breach it and use our stuff without our permission. We are precious about this but are also reasonable. Please contact for a discussion on usage and designer credit.
Any image supplied by client must be fully owned and copyright owned or purchased. We do NOT take any responsibility for Copyright breach by client.
By placing an order with BYS Graphic Design & Illustration, you as a client are entering a legally binding contract for services and agree to these terms and conditions. Please Note: All designs remain the property of BYS Graphic Design & Illustration until final payment has been made, Use of any designs prior to payment being finalised is a breach of copyright.
Payment: The client agrees to pay 50% of the quoted amount as a deposit prior to commencement of the design project (Australian Clients only, all International orders require 100% fee upfront). This deposit is non-refundable once the design process has commenced. The balance is payable before release of the final files. Any additional charges (stock images, non-standard typefaces, printing etc.) are due at the time they are incurred and must be paid before they are acquired by BYS Graphic Design & Illustration. Ongoing work will incur additional invoices which are strictly 7 days net of date of Invoice,
Cancellations/Refunds: The 50% deposit is non-refundable once the design process has commenced, this is deemed to have occurred on receipt of a completed design brief from the client and a mutual agreement of terms. If a design project is cancelled 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 BYS Graphic Design & Illustration) for time spent on the project before the cancellation notice was received. In the event of project cancellation BYS Graphic Design & Illustration retains ownership of all copyright material and original artwork.
Copyright: All designs and their copyright remain the property of BYS Graphic Design & Illustration until final payment has been received. The client assumes copyright and reproduction rights upon final payment and completion of the project. Unused design concepts remain the property of BYS Graphic Design & Illustration and may be used in the future. BYS Graphic Design & Illustration retains personal rights for the use of completed projects as examples in their design portfolio and marketing materials for BYS Graphic Design & Illustration (unless other arrangements have been made).
Revisions: The design fee includes 3 revisions (unless otherwise specified on the initial project quote); additional revisions or alterations are charged at a rate of $80 per hour (or as advised in the quote) + gst.
Approval of Artwork: Whilst BYS Graphic Design & Illustration takes all care to avoid errors, BYS Graphic Design & Illustration 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 final proofs and give their approval via email before the final work will be released to the client, upon payment being received.
File Supply: Logo files are supplied electronically to the client in print and web formats as EPS, PNG, JPEG, GIF and PDF. Print files will be supplied as high resolution cmyk PDF files. If other files 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 BYS Graphic Design & Illustration unless otherwise arranged; there will be a fee for supply of original artwork and source files. No responsibility will be taken for files supplied as word docs as this format can by very unstable and prone to 'shift'. Please state in initial consultation if this file type is required
Colour Variation: 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 printed piece, printed colours can vary between printers, jobs and different print runs. BYS Graphic Design & Illustration will not be responsible for any colour variations on printing as these factors are beyond our control. We provide initial colour print proofs for your comparison. If our correspondence is via electronic means a print proof will be posted, please allow 2.4 working days for post.
Images: Any images supplied to BYS Graphic Design & Illustration for use in a design project must be accompanied by appropriate written approval of the photographer. BYS Graphic Design & Illustration will not be responsible for any legal issues or copyright breaches as a result of the use or printing of supplied images. Stock images, clip art, vector images can be used with the correct commercial licence rights being purchased by the client OR BYS Graphic Design & Illustration can arrange for their purchase which will incur a 15% commission being charged in addition to the image and licence fees, payable prior to the image/license being purchased. Any images supplied by the client must be in high resolution; BYS Graphic Design & Illustration is not responsible for colour variation occurring if the image requires conversion from RGB to CMYK.
By entering into a working partnership with BYS Graphic Design & Illustration, it is understood you agree with these terms and Conditions.
Updated December 2022 Research and credit - BYS Graphic Design & Louise Addison