Commissioning

Pricing

Works are either priced per illustration upfront by requesting a quote or if the scope of the project is unknown, at an hourly rate. When you commission artwork, you are paying the illustrator for both the time spent creating the artwork and the rights to use the image.

I’m pleased to say Mediart is not VAT registered – so there’s no VAT to pay!

Get in touch, with an outline of your project and I’ll be happy to provide a quote.

Copyright licensing

Copyright or licensing rights affect the value of any work in terms of use, duration and territory:

What will it be used for?

TV advertising, Journal, website, Intra-premises, Presentation, Online advertising, social media, brochure, posters and billboards, merchandise, packaging, newspaper etc.

How long will the illustration be used?

6 months, 5 years, indefinitely.

Where?

UK, US, Europe, Global.

It can also be agreed that copyright ownership is assigned to yourself.

The ‘Acceptance of Commission & Licensing Agreement’ I use is lightweight, protects us both equally and has been developed by the Association of Illustrators.

Guide to commissioning

It’s pretty straightforward. This is a typical process, all conducted over email.

  1. Describe what you need:
    – How many illustrations?
    – What is each illustration intending to show? (Reference images are always useful)
    – Who are they for? (Book, advert, patient, conference)
    – When are they needed?
  2. I respond with my understanding of the brief and a quote, which may include stage payments for large jobs.
  3. If you want to proceed let me know and for larger jobs, I’ll send you a ‘Acceptance of Commission & licensing agreement / Purchase order’. Otherwise, if it‘s a small job I’ll accept your email ‘go ahead’ and get on with it.
  4. Once work is underway, I’ll send you drafts for your perusal and feedback
  5. Submit the final artwork.
  6. I’ll undertake two to three rounds of amendments.
  7. You sign it off and I send you a final invoice.

NDA's

I regularly work under Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s) and take security & privacy very seriously, if protected by an agreement or not.