STERLING DESIGN STUDIO
IMPORTANT TERMS AND AGREEMENTS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
For the original cover design, you will receive a minimum of three drafts to choose from with no charge. If you want additional (new) drafts AFTER you've chosen a design and work has begun, there will be a $25 charge, plus charges for any additional images that would need to be purchased.
Author will have exclusive rights to use the FINAL, .JPG and/or PDF image for his/her book.
Copyright and credit for the art design (all drafts and final versions) remains with the artist, and the image may not be altered by any other person. Native files are all property of the artist and will not be distributed or sold, except in the case of logos where copyright transfer is made.
Half payment is due upon start of project; rest of payment is due upon receipt of the completed materials. Payment arrangements may be made with the artist.
LEGAL RIGHTS TO CREATIVE WORK IS RETAINED BY THE ARTIST. In engaging the artist to create, design and / or produce your project, you have agreed with the terms and conditions herein and agree to pay as agreed with the artist, as well as ANY fees incurred should we have to secure an attorney or collection firm to gain fees due to us on your account.
Usage rights of any/all/or part of our creative work, images (whether created as original or manipulated), illustrations, concepts, text/copy, photos, etc. are contingent upon payment in full and is subject to terms and conditions unless otherwise specified in writing.
BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT WITH THE ARTIST, YOU FULLY COMPLY AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE BUYING THE LICENSING RIGHTS TO USE THE FINAL CREATIVE WORK AND THAT OWNERSHIP IS RETAINED BY REBECCA STERLING-OCHOA OF STERLING DESIGN STUDIOS. (This basically means that I own the design, but you are free to distribute it as you wish.)
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ART - IN ENTIRETY OR IN PART, AS PRIMARY, SECONDARY, OR OTHER SEQUENTIAL USE, OR ANY FUTURE UNAUTHORIZED USE; AS WELL AS USE, MANIPULATION, ALTERATION, OR COPYING IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THIRD PARTY VENDORS WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT FROM REBECCA STERLING-OCHOA OF STERLING DESIGN STUDIOS IS A DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OUTLINED HEREIN AND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ANY VIOLATION OF THE AFOREMENTIONED TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL ACTION. ALL OF OUR CREATIVE (BOTH CONCEPTUAL AND TANGIBLE) IS FULLY PROTECTED BY INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW. (This means you can't take my design and have someone else alter it, or alter it yourself, without my permission.)
ANY REQUEST FOR PHOTOSHOP FILES (OUTSIDE OF LOGOS) MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE START OF THE PROJECT AND BEFORE ANY DRAFTS ARE CREATED. THE DECISION WHETHER TO PROVIDE SUCH FILES WILL BE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE ARTIST, AND WILL BE MADE CLEAR BEFORE ANY WORK IS DONE. (This means that I don't give away the PSD files. If you want them, we can discuss and an extra charge would apply.)