I am a lovely person and want you to be ridiculously happy
with the work I do for you, and I love to give a little extra
to every job so you feel you have your moneys worth! That
said, there are, shall we say... less than nice... people
in the world, and as a result I have a few terms and conditions
that I use to safeguard my livelyhood and stop me screaming
into my pillow at night.
I currently only work on paid jobs. I do not
accept profit share without some form of advance. I would
love to, but there are pesky things such as food, rent,
medicine and superannuation to cover.
Disclosure Agreements are serious business and I take them
seriously. That said, if the payment for work done using
information regarding the project is NOT made, the designs
and components of that artwork is not covered by NDA and
may be sold on to recoup losses. The origin of the work
will not be disclosed and any trademarks or logos will be
comissioned work, I require a fifty percent deposit up front
before work commences. This is returned only if I am unable
to complete the work due to illness or events out of my
control (PC blowing up, etc). Basically you are paying for
me to reserve you a block of my life, and turn away other
clients. The other fifty percent is for the actual art work
- I give
fixed quotes for assets with suitable concept art, please
note that major changes to the design of the asset mid way
will usually result in a new quote having to be given. Yes,
some clients order a green tank and then halfway through
decide it would be nice to have it as a red dinosaur tank
with plasma guns or something like that. That obviously
is a totally new job, and not just minor changes, which
I usually do as part of the job.
bookings based on time, a deposit of 100% is to be made
up front per block, which invoices are then deducted from.
If the project is cancelled, or I fall sick and am unable
to work, the remainder of the deposit is returned. Payment
of the deposit secures me for the block of time. 48 hours
notice is required for the client to cancel, the last two
days will be invoiced, and the remainder returned. The bigger
the block, the better the rate.
offer lower rates for indy games that are particularly awesome
and am happy to build assets that can be part payment/part
released in modified form as a unity/unreal asset pack to
further reduce your costs. Indy games are cool. We like
rights to the artwork remain with me until full payment
is made. In the case of defaulting on concept design work,
I retain full rights to the design and may sell it on to
other clients to recoup my losses.
will pay you when my client pays me' is not acceptable,
and will result in legal action to recoup any outstanding
money immediately. Do not hire me (or anybody for that matter)
unless you have the funds set aside.
- I refuse to work on any project of a religeous nature,
for the tobacco industries or for political parties. You
all disgust me. Clear off.
can see, nothing too dramatic. Just pay me on time and we
are cool bannanas. :)