Mock up cover for Services Agreement for Design Studios

Services Agreement for Design Studios


Do you run a Design Studio that provides web and graphic design all under the one roof? Sick of not getting paid on time?  Revisions out of control?! Unclear about how to make sure you have the right Intellectual Property rights in place? Then this Services Agreement for Design Studios is for you! Having this agreement will prevent those hard to have conversations (who likes to talk about money? No one!) when everyone knows what the expectations are upfront.


If you provide web and graphic design services to clients and are tired of not getting paid on time or at all, and you’re so over the multiple rewrites and changes, then this the agreement has your name on it! This Services Agreement for Design Studios has been tried and tested by other studios and it sets out clearly what each party can expect from one another. All you have to do is customise it to your needs and you’re ready to go!

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Key Features

  • What services will be provided 
  • How you will be paid and when 
  • Who owns the intellectual property in any content created 
  • Moral rights
  • License clause if not assigning intellectual property
  • Scope, including milestones, how many revisions are allowed 
  • Approval process 
  • Deliverables 
  • Termination 
  • non-refundable booking fee
  • Indemnities and warranties in case things go wrong


  • Word format for quick and easy editing
  • User Guide to walk you through what it all means

For Who

Creatives who provide web and graphic design services under one business.

For What

The Services Agreement for Design Studios protects creatives and freelancers who will be providing services for other businesses and clients. Your precise needs and expectations, what your services will include, payment, scope and all of the other legal goodies are set up clearly so you can go into the job knowing you’ll come out of it a winner!

Not Suitable For

One thing to note is that this agreement isn’t suitable if you’re hiring someone in a contractor capacity - you need our Independent Contractor Agreement for that. We’ve got something for everything. Seriously!


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Jurisdiction: All Australian jurisdictions. This template adheres to Australian principles of contract law and is designed for those doing business in Australia. While similar principles may apply in your jurisdiction, please consult with a lawyer qualified in your jurisdiction. 

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