Free For All: Typefaces, Textures, Web Typography, & a Proposal Template
Logo Design Proposal Template
U.K. logo designer Graham Smith knows the business of logo design. His work includes logos for the Smashing Network, Skiplex, Feedly, Foehn & Hirsch, and GAP. Graham also speaks out on his various blogs and social media streams about the business of logo design, decrying the cookie-cutter logo farms, and helping logo designers hold fast to fair, professional design rates and ethics. Continuing his crusade, Graham has created and makes available for download his logo design proposal template in PDF and InDesign document formats.
The template sets forth the deposit and payments expected from the client and what the client will receive after final payment. It then goes on to detail intellectual property rights ownership—the designer owns all rights until the final payment is received, whereupon rights transfer to the client—when and how project cancellation or suspension may become options, and the proposal approval contract itself. Graham is offering the template as open source, non-attribution, meaning you can change anything you like about it or use it freely as is.
The template, which arose from a round-table discussion between Graham and other designers, is an excellent example of a document every freelance designer—logo or otherwise—must have in place prior to the inception of a project. Many designers' proposals and contracts are often more detailed, but even if you don't want to use Graham's as-is, it makes for an excellent starting point in revising a more comprehensive document.
Code (2 Weights)
Hero (2 Weights)
Pappo's Blues Band
Waste of Time
WC Roughtrad (2 Weights)
Not a fan of M&M Peanut? The same rules apply for Skittles, er, I mean, textures. Texturize the rainbow!
Metal Surface (9 Textures) br>Fabric Texture Pack #2 (9 Textures) br>Watercolor (27 Textures) br>Grunge Bokeh (12 Textures) br>Foam Dot (30 Textures) br>Paper & Canvas (14 Textures) br>Holographic Bokeh Pack #2 (6 Textures) br>Coloured Whirlpool (14 Textures) br>Shimmer Bokeh (7 Textures) br>Rainbow Sparkles (8 Textures) br>Rolled Paint Grunge Set 1 (10 Textures) br>Old Magazine (10 Textures) br>Urban Texture Pack (25 Textures) br>Old Books (8 Textures) br>Grunge Paper (6 Textures) br>Lens Flare Pack (15 Textures) br>100+ Textures (100+ Textures) br>Go to page 2 for an entire toolbox full of great resources for type on the Web.
Liked This? Read These!
1920s and 1930s "The" and Ampersand Clipart "Sale!" "New!" "Sex!" These are the golden buzzwords of advertising, words that make people take notice. For designers, a different trio of words catches... Read More
This special installment of Free for All is about one thing only: Textures. Click on each image to download the image directly or to visit its download page. Note that the usage licenses on these... Read More
Textures. We’ve got textures. Lots and lots of textures. One thousand one hundred and twenty-three to be exact, from paper to ink, grunge to clean, concrete to metal, wood to grass, smoke to coffee... Read More
If you're a Creative Cloud member, and you’d like to get your hands on some excellent (and free) paper textures for use in Photoshop, head directly to Adobe Exchange, where you can grab the Adobe... Read More