To start with; "Us","We" refers to the Astley Marketing design team, and "You" refers to you the individual or company who is acting for or on-behalf of the final recipient of the design. You shouldn't be designers, you shouldn't work in media, you shouldn't work in publishing, you shouldn't be an existing client and you shouldn't resell the final design without written consent from us.
We don't offer free logo's to everyone that gets in touch with us, generally we will try to design free logos for everyone but if hundreds of people enquire, we just won't be able to fit them all in! So as a rule we will cherry-pick the best company names and clearest briefs and prioritise these. We will email you in response to your initial enquiry, this will clearly outlining what we need and how we work, please read though it carefully and provide as much detail in your response, for us to gather a clear picture of what is required and progress your work forward to the design stage.
We need to ensure that we are working for a legitimate client and not an agency who are going to re-sell the designs, which is forbidden under the terms of our agreement, so first off we'll enquire as to the business you are in and how you wish to position yourself in the market.
Moving forward we will create a few designs and ask you for feedback on them. Your feedback will help us to refine the designs and generate a final perfect design.
You should get back to us with feedback straightaway so that we aren't forced to drop your work and move onto a different project - free logos are created alongside commercial work as a 'itch-scratcher' for our over creative designers.
The final design is copyright to us and you are required to request rights to its use when putting together a website or using the logo on any promotional items. We also ask that you request a FREE quote on any design work you are looking to have done.
If at any point in the future you would like to avoid this restriction then we can release the artwork and copyright for a nominal fee which will be estimated by email at the start and confirmed by the same method at the end of the project... we don't like to discuss this here but lets just say we aren't going to break the bank by a long chalk, the main ethos is that the logo design is free to use.
We retain the right to terminate this agreement at any time on unpurchased designs.
Websites that carry unpurchased designs are required to include a link back from each page that the logo appears as follows (colour and position aren't too important - just not hidden or obscured):
Logo design copyright © 2018 and created by Astley Marketing Ltd. All rights reserved.