Free Illustration Invoice Template

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Acme LLC.
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Corporation Corp.
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Acme LLC.
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Corporation Corp.

Free Illustration Invoice Template

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Free Illustration Invoice Template

Fully editable with custom branding and pre-written offering. Send and get paid online.

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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 do you need to thrive as a freelance illustrator? Is it possible to eke a living using your drawing skills? Yes, you can do all that and more. However, you would need to put a few measures in place to make that goal achievable. The first measure is to show the whole world – mostly your prospective and existing clients – that you are a true professional. You can do that in many ways, including writing and sending an illustration invoice template to all of them. That invoice is one of the most powerful tools in your freelancing career. Without it, you would struggle to monitor the work you have done and all pending payments.

First of all, it is essential for you as a freelancer to understand how crucial cash flow is to your business. When you can maintain a professional reputation, then it becomes easier to establish a stable client base. With a stable client base, you can guarantee reliable cash flow. Having said that, you must ask how to establish that client base and one way to do so is to use an illustration invoice example. This is a professional way to ask for payment and to ensure that payment is done on time.

If you have ever come across clients who must be prompted to pay, then you will appreciate what an illustration invoice template can do for you. And if there is any document that can prove to be extremely crucial for a freelancer, then an invoice is one of them. Basically what an invoice does is to guarantee that you don't work in vain, instead, you get to see the benefits of your sweat.

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Below are some ways the illustration invoice example can prove greatly useful to you.

1. The illustration invoice template helps you to sell your work

It’s important to prove that you sell your work. Various documents are necessary for this kind of transaction to proceed. The documents prove your commitment to the craft and business. They prove that you take your skills – and all that they come with – seriously. Use this opportunity to put the different illustration techniques you have mastered over the years into good use. The figures and services on the invoice will keep improving with time. This will often be the result of the experienced you have gained and the time taken to boost your skills. The invoice will prove the fact that you’re better than you were a year or two ago.

An illustration invoice template, therefore, works to help you showcase your skills to the client and any other potential clients out there. It becomes an example of how creative you can be and the good you are capable of bringing to them. What this means is that, other than getting you paid, the invoice also helps to sell your value. It is a seamless way to ensure the client establishes trust in you and your skills as a freelancer. 

Having understood the fact that you are also selling yourself as a brand, and as a professional in the field, you have to ensure the invoice is presentable. You have to send something that is also eye-catching, let it bring out your creativity. If you are not sure of whether the illustration invoice example you are about to send is up to standard, you can opt for a template. Online templates make it easier for freelancers who need to make a positive impression and yet have no time to spare, to successfully achieve their objective without breaking a sweat.

2. The illustration invoice template is the proof that you value the clients

The invoice offers enough proof of the value you attach to each client. Without these clients, your business would be dead. Clients bring in the money; they keep you doing what you are best at. Therefore, make them your top priority. Consultancy is a highly competitive field. The consultant should be ready to surpass what every other consultant is offering. In other words, even when requesting for payment, you are selling yourself as a brand. You are still communicating to the client that you are the right person to work with. A good relationship can result in many more contracts in the future and even recommendations. 

The emphasis should be on a freelancer-client relationship. Fortunately, the illustration invoice template can help you with all that. Getting a client is never the main challenge. Many people assume that getting a client is the challenge, well that isn't so much so. When you have made a reputation or you have an attractive portfolio then you can easily get a contract. However, the challenge for many freelancers is maintaining a client for a long time. This happens mainly because challenges arise along the way that results in halting the client. The contract can end because you as a freelancer decided to do so, or the client felt unsatisfied and ends it.

To most freelancers, the toughest job involves retaining each client. It's possible to retain any of your clients as long as you treat them right. Use the illustration invoice to keep the client motivated to keep paying for your services. The invoice should convince them that they are indeed getting their money worth of services. In other words, the invoice shows that you care about your relationship with the client. This is because the invoice enables the client to understand what they are paying for, making it easier for things to run smoothly. Plus the invoices you send can help keep records of the period you have worked together with the client. An effective illustration invoice template must, therefore, be clear, detailed, and precise.

People tend to incline towards freelancers who display commitment and dedication in their work. An invoice shows how much you respect what you do as a professional, and in turn, your clients also reciprocate. In other words, the invoice will display your seriousness as a professional, which consequently shows the client how reliable or unreliable you are. You must understand that the services you offer are very crucial to the clients business; just the money they pay is to you. For this reason, there must be sufficient mutual respect for work to continue. Use the invoice to establish that point to all of them.

3. Manage finances well with the illustration invoice sample

Use the illustration invoice example as a tool – or document – for managing all your finances. The invoice helps you to know how much money has come into the business. It shows you how much work you have also spent. You need it to determine whether the business is making profits or losses. You may need an accounting software too. Consider investing in one if it will automate the financial management aspects of running your freelance business. At some point, especially as the business grows, you would be required to pay huge amounts in tax. It could be impossible to stay on top of all these payments and invoices without accounting software.

Every business needs a stable cash flow for it to remain afloat. And this is even more fundamental for a freelancer. Ensuring that you can seamlessly track income in and income out is very crucial for growth. Therefore, understanding how much your business as a freelancer you make either annually or in a certain period, are important. The finances you manage well will sustain you and the business. Everything you mismanage will only lead to failure.

When you can trace how you have earned throughout the year, then you can determine just what your limits are when it comes to expenses. The ability to trace these details means that cash out will not interfere with cash in. This kind of effective management of finances is the secret that many successful businessmen have mastered over the years. The truth is that even as a freelancer, your work will be meaningless if there is no stable flow of cash.

One way to determine whether you are managing your finances well is to have proper records of all your transactions. These records include payment records with every client you have had. A good way to keep payment records is to use illustration invoice template to request for payments. When you have proper records of your transactions then you will display transparency throughout your career. Having a clear record of transactions such as providing detailed invoices, can help clients trust you as a professional.

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4. Avoid falling victim to exploitation with the illustration invoice example

In the world of freelancing, it's easier to fall victim to exploitation. The number of people waiting to exploit you is more than you could ever imagine. You would almost think everybody is your enemy. And the truth is, if you don't handle your business in utmost professionalism, then you will suffer. Remember that freelance doesn't have job security, so you are the one to work smart. Don't fret! A solution for this is available but only if you're ready to start treating the illustration invoice as your ally. Making the illustration invoice template part and parcel of your every transaction, guarantees that you can avoid conflicts that can easily harm your business.

Some clients would demand more of you when it's clear that they are not willing to put their money where their mouth is. Stay away from such clients to protect your sanity. Avoiding them is an equally effective strategy for protecting your business and career from imminent collapse, which occurs when the exploitation continues.

One way to ensure that your clients respect you as a professional and avoid exploitation is by using invoices to request payment. When your client fully understands that you are knowledgeable in your field of expertise, the chances of exploitation becomes minimal. Being clear, professional and concise in your illustration invoice template displays you as an authority in the industry. In other words, respect is the only sure way to guarantee that your clients will pay as expected. Amongst the documents that protect your interest as a freelancer, the invoice is one of the most crucial. Take your time to give it your best, if you have to then use a template for a professional presentation.

Lastly, while sending in the illustration invoice example, ensure that you keep in mind the fact that professionalism begins with you. You have to take the lead in setting the standards of your client-freelance relationship. 

Don't leave loopholes in the invoice for troublesome clients to use against you. 

Give an elaborate breakdown of all the services you have offered, how much each cost and which of the services the client is paying for. 

Don't give loopholes in the invoice for troublesome clients to use against you. 

Give an elaborate breakdown of all the services you have offered, how much each costs and which of the services the client is paying for. The illustration invoice template makes it difficult for clients who usually look for issues to delay payment.

Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about this template.

How do I invoice for illustration?

You can invoice for illustration services by using Bonsai's template to add your company's information, your clients details, payment terms, scope of work, and the price you charge for the illustration.

How do I create an invoice template?

Simply create a free Bonsai account, customize our illustration invoice template with your client and your business information and send it off. There are alternative methods like Google Docs, excel, Canva and Indesign but Bonsai has more features.

What should be included in an illustration invoice template?

Bonsai's templates include the exact invoice number, the client's name and address, the invoice date, the client's work description, the client's payment details, and the cost or total cost of the services that must be paid.