30% of total due at the beginning to schedule individual creative projects not secured under a Creative Partner contract (specific creative jobs that have a definite beginning, clear parameters, and solid deadlines). Remainder of the balance is due upon contract completion. Parker Brand Creative Services does reserve the right to charge a kill fee should the project be canceled by the client before completion. Kill fees are 75% of the total cost of the proposed project, less the 30% deposit paid to secure our creative services.
Weekly, 3, 6 and 12 month contracts offer up to 20 hours per month of creative services, with an option to add end-rate project hours if needed. 3 month contracts are eligible for project compression should it be needed. Compressed contracts require 30% of the balance to be paid at the beginning of the commitment. Remainder of the balance is due upon contract completion.
3, 6 and 12 month contracts are billed on the 1st of each month, or at the beginning of the contract cycle, with the balance due no later than the 15th of the contract month. If a contract cycle begins on or near the 15th of the month then 50% of the contracted month is due at that time, with the remainder due on the last day of the contracted month's cycle.
Late contract payments will be charged a 5% fee based on the late month's balance. The fee will appear in the following month's cycle. Should fees be incurred in the last month of a contract, they will be billed separately after contract expiration.
Weekly contracts offer up to 30 hours of creative services, with an option to add end-rate project hours if needed. Weekly contracts require 30% of the balance to be paid at the beginning of the commitment. Remainder of the weekly contract balance is due upon project completion.
Unused weekly, monthly, and yearly contract hours do not rollover to the next contract cycle.
Creative Partner contracts do not include costs to secure media, or produce tangible advertising materials. Services such as these are proposed and invoiced as separate line items and require 30% of the approved total to secure, or begin production, with the balance remaining due on delivery.
Creative Partner contracts will remain in affect until 30 days after receipt of written cancellation notification from either the client, or Parker Brand Creative Services. Creative Partner agreements will be considered null-and-void if the partner is delinquent for more than 30 days.
Delinquent accounts will be notified of the contract cancellation, and be invoiced for any remaining partner balances, penalties, or kill fees.
Parker Brand Creative services reserves the right to display completed creative projects and/or concept work in our online galleries, social networks, on our blog, or in other printed advertising materials. All finished pieces will remain the intellectual property of the fully paid creative partner, however Parker Brand Creative Services reserves the right to store and access copies of all files used in the creation of partner projects. The creative partner's intellectual property rights do not equal ownership of the electronic working files, or elements of design. Projects files can be purchased and transferred through the terms of a separate agreement.