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Date: March 8th 2023



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.

This Contract is between Client (the "Client") and Acme LLC, a California limited liability company (the "Coach").

The Contract is dated January 23, 2023.


1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Coach to develop a coaching relationship between the Client and Coach in order to cultivate the Client's personal, professional, or business goals and create a plan to achieve those goals through stimulating and creative interactions with the ultimate result of maximizing the Client's personal or professional potential.

1.2 Schedule. The Coach will begin work on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the work is completed. This Contract can be ended by either Client or Coach at any time, pursuant to the terms of Section 4, Term and Termination.

The Coach and Client will meet by video conference, 4 days per month for 2 hours.

1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Coach an hourly rate of $150. Of this, the Client will pay the Coach $500.00 (USD) before work begins.

1.4 Expenses. The Client will reimburse the Coach's expenses. Expenses do not need to be pre-approved by the Client.

1.5 Invoices. The Coach will invoice the Client in accordance with the milestones in Section 1.3. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 15 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per month on the outstanding amount.

1.6 Support. The Coach will not be available by telephone, or email in between scheduled sessions.


- A coaching relationship is a partnership between two or more individuals or entities, like a teacher-student or coach-athlete relationship. Both the Client and Coach must uphold their obligations for the relationship to be successful.

- The Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

- The Client acknowledges and agrees that coaching is a comprehensive process that may explore different areas of the Client's life, including work, finances, health, and relationships.

- The Client is responsible for implementing the insights and techniques learned from the Coach.


3.1 Overview. This section contains important promises between the parties.

3.2 Authority To Sign. Each party promises to the other party that it has the authority to enter into this Contract and to perform all of its obligations under this Contract.

3.3 Coach Has Right To Give Client Work Product. The Coach promises that it owns the work product, that the Coach is able to give the work product to the Client, and that no other party will claim that it owns the work product. If the Coach uses employees or subcontractors, the Coach also promises that these employees and subcontractors have signed contracts with the Coach giving the Coach any rights that the employees or subcontractors have related to the Coach's background IP and work product.

3.4 Coach Will Comply With Laws. The Coach promises that the manner it does this job, its work product, and any background IP it uses comply with applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations.

3.5 Work Product Does Not Infringe. The Coach promises that its work product does not and will not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights, that the Coach has the right to let the Client use the background IP, and that this Contract does not and will not violate any contract that the Coach has entered into or will enter into with someone else.

3.7 Client-Supplied Material Does Not Infringe. If the Client provides the Coach with material to incorporate into the work product, the Client promises that this material does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights.


This Contract is ongoing until it expires or the work is completed. Either party may end this Contract for any reason by sending an email or letter to the other party, informing the recipient that the sender is ending the Contract and that the Contract will end in 7 days. The Contract officially ends once that time has passed. The party that is ending the Contract must provide notice by taking the steps explained in Section 9.4. The Coach must immediately stop working as soon as it receives this notice unless the notice says otherwise.

If either party ends this Contract before the Contract automatically ends, the Client will pay the Contractor for the work done up until when the Contract ends. The following sections don't end even after the Contract ends: 3 (Representations); 6 (Confidential Information); 7 (Limitation of Liability); 8 (Indemnity); and 9 (General).


The Client is hiring the Coach as an independent contractor. The following statements accurately reflect their relationship:

- The Coach will use its own equipment, tools, and material to do the work.

- The Client will not control how the job is performed on a day-to-day basis. Rather, the Coach is responsible for determining when, where, and how it will carry out the work.

- The Client will not provide the Coach with any training.

- The Client and the Coach do not have a partnership or employer-employee relationship.

- The Coach cannot enter into contracts, make promises, or act on behalf of the Client.

- The Coach is not entitled to the Client's benefits (e.g., group insurance, retirement benefits, retirement plans, vacation days).

- The Coach is responsible for its own taxes.

- The Client will not withhold social security and Medicare taxes or make payments for disability insurance, unemployment insurance, or workers compensation for the Coach or any of the Coach's employees or subcontractors.


6.1 Overview. This Contract imposes special restrictions on how the Client and the Coach must handle confidential information. These obligations are explained in this section.

6.2 The Client's Confidential Information. While working for the Client, the Coach may come across, or be given, Client information that is confidential. This is information like customer lists, business strategies, research & development notes, statistics about a website, and other information that is private. The Coach promises to treat this information as if it is the Coach's own confidential information. The Coach may use this information to do its job under this Contract, but not for anything else. For example, if the Client lets the Coach use a customer list to send out a newsletter, the Coach cannot use those email addresses for any other purpose. The one exception to this is if the Client gives the Coach written permission to use the information for another purpose, the Coach may use the information for that purpose, as well. When this Contract ends, the Coach must give back or destroy all confidential information, and confirm that it has done so. The Coach promises that it will not share confidential information with a third party, unless the Client gives the Coach written permission first. The Coach must continue to follow these obligations, even after the Contract ends. The Coach's responsibilities only stop if the Coach can show any of the following: (i) that the information was already public when the Coach came across it; (ii) the information became public after the Coach came across it, but not because of anything the Coach did or didn't do; (iii) the Coach already knew the information when the Coach came across it and the Coach didn't have any obligation to keep it secret; (iv) a third party provided the Coach with the information without requiring that the Coach keep it a secret; or (v) the Coach created the information on its own, without using anything belonging to the Client.

6.3 Third-Party Confidential Information. It's possible the Client and the Coach each have access to confidential information that belongs to third parties. The Client and the Coach each promise that it will not share with the other party confidential information that belongs to third parties, unless it is allowed to do so. If the Client or the Coach is allowed to share confidential information with the other party and does so, the sharing party promises to tell the other party in writing of any special restrictions regarding that information.


Neither party is liable for breach-of-contract damages that the breaching party could not reasonably have foreseen when it entered this Contract.


8.1 Overview. This section transfers certain risks between the parties if a third party sues or goes after the Client or the Coach or both. For example, if the Client gets sued for something that the Coach did, then the Coach may promise to come to the Client's defense or to reimburse the Client for any losses.

8.2 Client Indemnity. In this Contract, the Coach agrees to indemnify the Client (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against all liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of: (i) the work the Coach has done under this Contract; (ii) a breach by the Coach of its obligations under this Contract; or (iii) a breach by the Coach of the promises it is making in Section 3 (Representations).

8.3 Coach Indemnity. In this Contract, the Client agrees to indemnify the Coach (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of a breach by the Client of its obligations under this Contract.


9.1 Assignment​. This Contract applies only to the Client and the Coach. Neither the Client nor the Coach can assign its rights or delegate its obligations under this Contract to a third-party (other than by will or intestate), without first receiving the other's written permission.

9.2 Arbitration. As the exclusive means of initiating adversarial proceedings to resolve any dispute arising under this Contract, a party may demand that the dispute be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its commercial arbitration rules.

9.3 Modification; Waiver. To change anything in this Contract, the Client and the Coach must agree to that change in writing and sign a document showing their contract. Neither party can waive its rights under this Contract or release the other party from its obligations under this Contract, unless the waiving party acknowledges it is doing so in writing and signs a document that says so.

9.4. Noticies.

(a) Over the course of this Contract, one party may need to send a notice to the other party. For the notice to be valid, it must be in writing and delivered in one of the following ways: personal delivery, email, or certified or registered mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested). The notice must be delivered to the party's address listed at the end of this Contract or to another address that the party has provided in writing as an appropriate address to receive notice.

(b) The timing of when a notice is received can be very important. To avoid confusion, a valid notice is considered received as follows: (i) if delivered personally, it is considered received immediately; (ii) if delivered by email, it is considered received upon acknowledgement of receipt; (iii) if delivered by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested), it is considered received upon receipt as indicated by the date on the signed receipt. If a party refuses to accept notice or if notice cannot be delivered because of a change in address for which no notice was given, then it is considered received when the notice is rejected or unable to be delivered. If the notice is received after 5:00pm on a business day at the location specified in the address for that party, or on a day that is not a business day, then the notice is considered received at 9:00am on the next business day.

9.5 Severability. This section deals with what happens if a portion of the Contract is found to be unenforceable. If that's the case, the unenforceable portion will be changed to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable, unless that change is not permitted by law, in which case the portion will be disregarded. If any portion of the Contract is changed or disregarded because it is unenforceable, the rest of the Contract is still enforceable.

9.6 Signatures. The Client and the Coach must sign this document using Bonsai's e-signing system. These electronic signatures count as originals for all purposes.

9.7 Governing Law. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this document shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.

9.8 Entire Contract. This Contract represents the parties' final and complete understanding of this job and the subject matter discussed in this Contract. This Contract supersedes all other contracts (both written and oral) between the parties.



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.
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What is a Graphic Design Quote Template?

A graphic design quote is a document containing estimates of the total cost for a graphic design project. It tells your client approximately how much their design will cost with a breakdown of all design services you’re offering—making it easier for them to understand the final output. 

Whether you work as a freelance designer or a full-time graphic designer, a design quotation is a must for your customer acquisition process. Pricing is a huge factor in a prospect's decision making process, and the final stage in securing a contract. 

Graphic designers need to put necessary information about an upcoming project into a quote–it makes for a better client experience. This includes all the services within the project, charges for each service, software fees, and any other important information–like tax costs.

However, creating a new design quote for every client is a tedious task. As a graphic designer, you understand how useful templates can be when speeding through a project–just look at presets! 

A graphic design quote template works in the same way–it saves you time and effort. A template gives you a basic layout for the quote, which you can customize to easily create a personalized quotation for every client. 

Note: If you want a graphic design quote template that’s easy to edit and send, we’ve got one right here. It’s free to use and makes it a breeze.

What to Include in the Graphic Design Quote Template

Sales might not come naturally to graphic designers–unless there’s an Adobe Sales we don’t know about. Creating a graphic design quote is more than just a pretty design and a couple of price points–it’s about conveying professionalism and persuading clients to say yes. 

That’s why you need to create a stellar quote template to pitch customized pricing for all graphic design projects to help close deals effortlessly. A great template uses all the right language and includes all the right sections–so you don’t miss a thing.

Here’s what you can expect to include in your quotation:


The first section of your graphic design quote template should introduce you, your client, and the project. You want to provide some details on the two parties involved, and a brief summary of the project. 

Project requirements

Next up in your graphic design quote template is the project scope. Before jumping to the costs involved in the project, you have to first outline the services your client needs. 

This essential part of your quote requires a discussion with your client before drafting the quotation to fully understand their requirements. Whether they want to completely rebrand their company or just change the logo, you need to include everything in your design quote–if you want to be paid for it, that is. 

Here’s a list of helpful questions you can ask your clients before creating the quotation:

  • What services are you interested in?
  • Do you have any examples that you’d like me to consider?
  • What goals do you want to accomplish through this design?
  • Do you prefer designs created in any particular tools, like Adobe Illustrator or Figma?
  • What is your budget for the entire service? (especially important for the quote)

Once you know what graphic design services the project will include, you can outline your process and determine the prices accordingly. 

For instance, if a client wants a logo design with website revamps, you can quote your fees for these two services. On the other hand, if a client requests a company brochure and logo design along with brand merchandise design, the charges will differ significantly because of the difference in the final output. 

Remember, a quote isn’t the same as an estimate or a proposal–you want to provide a more accurate pricing plan in the quote. In certain circumstances, you could be held to the pricing option stated in the quote if that ends up being your agreement document.

Try to get a clear idea of what your clients want to achieve and align your graphic design quotation with their goals.

Design hours needed

Once you know the scope, it’s easier to break down your services, set realistic hours for each service, and estimate the right price. 

Graphic designers prefer to quote and charge in terms of hours required for a design rather than per design price–with research finding that freelance graphic designers earn between $20 and $150 an hour, depending on experience. 

Take into account the multiple rounds of edits you may need to endure which will make it hard to estimate a final precise fee. 

Creating a brochure might take five hours while producing marketing materials, or building a website can take tens of hours. So, consider the time and effort you’ll invest into a graphic design project and how long you expect it to take.

A great way to do this guesswork without risking a lower quote is to break down the process into multiple stages. 

When designing a website, for example, you can set milestones like:

  • Mockup creation
  • First 5 pages
  • Next 5 pages
  • Complete website
  • First round of edits
  • Second round of edits
  • Final touches

You should also consider adding extra hours for communication and project management–Bonsai’s time tracking tool comes in handy here. You want to be clear about how you measure design hours, and be ready to provide timesheets if called on by the client. Google docs isn’t the place to be keeping track of hours–invest in something a little more professional, and made for exactly what you need. Ahem, you’re looking at it. 

Payment terms

The payment terms section is where things really take off. This is where you tell your clients the quoted price for your graphic design services. 

The previous two sections of your graphic design quote will give you a fair idea of what services you’re providing and how much you should be charging. You want to make sure you’re happy with the final quotation–there’s nothing worse than reaching the end of a project and not feeling appreciated. Your payment is a big factor in this.

However, if you’re a budding graphic designer you may want to consider adapting your pricing to the clients budget–especially if they’re a client you’d love to work with. It’s not all about the fees–take it case by case.

If you decide to consider this, have a budget-related discussion with your clients before finalizing the total price for their requirements. Regardless, it’ll help provide an idea of what you can work on together.

Once you have defined the final amount, outline the payment milestones for your design quotation–this way, you increase the likelihood of receiving payment on time.  

Also specify any payment terms and conditions in this section. Whether that’s a 50% advance payment or a penalty for late payment, include all the necessary information here. 


A design quote is incomplete without a time frame for project completion. It’s tough to accurately predict, but you can definitely give an estimate. 

To draft this section, you want to first understand your client’s expectations in terms of timelines. Then, aim to set realistic deadlines for every deliverable.

It’s tempting to be overly optimistic with timelines–don’t be. Delays can come up at any point, and are mostly out of your control. Look at the finer details of your client’s requirements before spelling out the timelines for them. 

How to Write a Graphic Design Quote Template

Writing a design quotation is challenging, especially when you don’t enjoy this part of your business. Now that you know what sections to include in your graphic design quote, let’s look at some key points to remember for creating the best quality quote templates for your business. 

Identify what your expertise is worth

Undercutting competitors on price works in the short-run, but in the long-run it ends up leading to burnout and disappointment. An established graphic designer knows how important it is to be paid what you're worth. If that’s more than your competitors, you know it’s because you provide higher quality work. 

Bonsai Top Tip: Unsure what to charge your clients? Explore rates from 500k+ freelancers worldwide, with Bonsai’s freelance rates explorer. Figure out if you’re over, under or perfectly charging for your services going on experience, location and skillset. 

how much should I charge as a graphic designer?

Instead of charging clients way less than what you’re worth, communicate your value and what they’re getting for the premium price.

Your design quotation and proposal should essentially reflect the quality and ideas you bring to the table. Clients are paying for your experience and expertise, not just your time.

Set the right expectations 

Another important thing to remember when creating professional templates for design quotations is to ensure transparency between you and your clients from the offset. Leave no room for confusion in your quote by including these crucial details:

  • Versions: clarify how many versions or variants you’ll provide for a design
  • Revisions: specify the number of edits you’re willing to offer for free, and the charges for revisions if the editing rounds go beyond the predetermined count
  • Ownership: some designers prefer to keep the source files with them–you should clarify if you’ll hand over the source files to your client
  • Refunds: explain your terms for issuing a refund and why you will not provide a refund once the deal is closed
  • Non-payment: mention the penalties if your client fails to process payments within the given timeframe 

Your graphic design quote is the final step before you seal the deal and set up a contract. Make sure you cover all the important details to avoid any misunderstanding in the future. 

Don’t leave room for negotiation

Many people tend to negotiate their way into lowering the fees for your graphic design services—even if you’ve pitched the lowest possible charges. The only way to tackle such clients is to create a bulletproof design quotation that leaves no room for your clients to negotiate. 

One way to ensure this is by quoting prices that fall within your client’s budget expectations. If you’re unable to work within the client’s budget, there’s little point drafting a quotation. It’s a waste of both parties’ time. 

You can also avoid negotiation by providing an itemized breakdown of fees–this highlights exactly what the client is paying for and how you’re creating value. That way, any attempts at negotiation can be easily questioned and refused. 

Choose your payment structure wisely

Designers can charge hourly rates or per project costs. While there’s no harm in going for either pricing plan in your quote templates, it’s best to do the legwork and identify which plan suits you best. 

Hourly rates are ideal for a graphic designer working freelance–which is a whopping 90% of graphic designers. A newbie designer can also pitch an hourly price since they lack a decent sample portfolio to accurately price projects.

However, for bigger projects, like designing an app interface or creating branding materials, an hourly price plan might prove ineffective. You have to consider the impact you’re creating for your client and not just the design. 

Creating a Graphic Design Quote Template is Simple with Bonsai 

Many designers struggle with quoting the right price for their expertise—you’re not alone. When it comes to creating a whole document that talks about pricing, it’s natural to feel intimidated. That’s where Bonsai steps in.

With its extensively crafted templates for graphic design quotations, Bonsai can make life easy for a graphic designer like you. All you need to do is:

  1. Sign up for free to Bonsai
  2. Pick a quote template that meets your preferences
  3. Easily modify it to match both the designer and client expectations

Choose and customize any quote template and impress your client with a professional looking quotation. Join the thousands of freelancers and SMBs using Bonsai to find templates for any and every business need. 

Graphic Design Quote Template FAQs

What should a graphic design quotation include?

A graphic design quote should include:

  • Overview
  • Project requirements
  • Design hours needed
  • Payment terms
  • Timelines

Set the right tone for your client relationship and close deals confidently with graphic design quotation templates.

How do you write a freelance quote?

If you’re working as a freelance designer, you can create a flawless design quotation by following these tips:

  • Identify what your expertise is worth
  • Set the right expectations 
  • Don’t leave room for negotiation
  • Choose your payment structure wisely

Create a template for this quote and you can customize it for any new prospect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about this template.

Is a graphic design quote important?

A graphic design quote is as important as your proposal. In fact they go hand in hand. Your proposal shows what you can do while your quote shows how much your work costs and eliminates any gray area in terms of payments.

What is the best free graphic design quote template?

Creating a graphic design quote from scratch could be your first option but here at Bonsai, we believe that time is of the essence. Thats why we have a pre-fab template ready for you to download and edit.

When do you send a graphic design quote?

A graphic design quote must be sent together with your proposal. This saves you and your client time from going back and forth and sets proper expectations. Good thing Bonsai has easy to edit templates for both.