I fully understand that the idea of unknown or additional costs can be worrying and potentially problematic, especially for small businesses, where finances can be limited or difficult to manage. Each case is different, but in general, illustrators are a friendly bunch, and wouldn`t seek to keep you ransom about the extra use that might have been unforeseen… It is more about reaching a mutual agreement that works on both sides. According to the latest recommendations of the IA, the previous document has been replaced by a new agreement on the illustrative commission – it is a simple contract, but with a little more detail than before. Here is my version of the agreement based on the AOI model – once we have agreed to the work you have commissioned me, I will send you a copy with all the relevant details for your project. An illustration licensing agreement is essentially a contract between an illustrator and his client, which clearly defines the work he has commissioned and the conditions of its use. From my point of view, as a professional illustrator, I always hope to be responsive and fair and get a practical licensing contract that meets the needs of my clients, while paying fair for my work. Licensing should not stand in the way of the illustration itself… What is the fun bit, isn`t it? . . Once I have mentioned a possible project and the fee has been agreed before I start working on an illustration, I will always send the client a document to accept the Commission document – it is essentially the illustration license.
Most professional illustrators provide a similar document… . . . . The goal is to create transparency so that everyone knows where they are in terms of rights and property, rather than creating loopholes. . To mention it again, illustrators` fees can sometimes be negotiable. As a small business, you may have a limited budget – it helps to be ahead of it, so it can be taken into account when an illustrator quotes for work. There may be some flexibility in what can be done in terms of licensing to reduce fees, or a discount may be offered in certain circumstances, especially if the illustrator is interested in working with you. Illustrators are strongly advised not to sign up on the copyright of their work, as this is not in their best interest. This is because she gives up control over where and how her illustration work can be used, that modifications can be made without her consent, and that any right they have to reproduce the work, for example in a portfolio, disappears.
All adjustments to AOI are net of the corresponding VOBA and DAC impact. . . . . If you want to start creating lists, just participate in our Recruiter Pro Plan. . The Illustrator Commissioner agreement contains all important information about the illustration ordered and its agreed use.