Commercial Use Add-Ons
|Exclusive Commercial Use||+25%|
|Independent Creator/Co-Op Discount||-25%|
Personal Use Add-Ons
|Each Additional Character||+25%|
A sliding scale is available for independent publishers — contact me to discuss what options are available to accommodate your budget.All commissions include a plain-text file with pre-written alt-text that can be used when sharing the work in contexts that support alt text such as websites and social media posts.
All prices are consistent with, or in some cases well under, the recommended rates of the Graphic Artists Guild.
A contract with the full commission terms will be attached to the first invoice sent to the Client. By paying the first invoice the Client signals acceptance of those terms. I encourage artists to download and use my commission contract template for their own commissions here.Original designs and illustrations, including sketches and any other preliminary material, and all copyrights therein, remains the property of the Artist unless purchased by a payment of a separate fee.Any grant of rights is conditional upon receipt of full payment. Upon receipt of full final payment, the Artist shall deliver digital files necessary to enable Client’s usage rights granted in their contract.
Rights Granted Summary
Personal Use enables the Client to use the work in any non-commercial context.Non-Exclusive Commercial Use enables the Client to use the work in commercial contexts, however, the Artist, can also sell stock licenses to the work to other Clients.Exclusive Commercial Use enables the Client to use the work in commercial contexts, and the Artist will not resell the work or licenses to any other Clients. Commercial use beyond the scope of the contract requires additional fees paid to the Artist.Full Rights Transfer enables the Client to use the work in any commercial context, in an unlimited capacity, and to resell the work to other personal or commercial entities. The Artist cannot charge the Client any additional fees for use or sale of the Art.In any tier of rights granted, including a Full Rights Transfer, The Artist retains the rights to display all work created for the commission, including preliminary materials and final art, in their portfolios, including in print and online, and to submit such work to art and design periodicals and competitions.
Commissions will be invoiced to the Client via Square. (PayPal available if Square is not available in your region)Commissions $150 or less: Full-payment due up front.Commissions greater than $150: Half-payment due up front, remaining balance due upon completion of final work.
Work to begin upon payment of first invoice.Client receives one major revision request on the sketch stage of the work, and one minor revision request on the final stage of the work.Client has 2 days from receipt of sketch stage of work to provide feedback for revisions. If no response is received after 2 days, the work will proceed under the assumption that the Client is satisfied with the work.Client has 2 days from receipt of final stage of work to provide feedback for revisions. If no response is received after 2 days, the work will be considered complete the assumption that the Client is satisfied with the work, and if relevant, an invoice for the remaining balance due will be sent to the Client.Final art to be completed before within 1 month of payment of first invoice unless a separate date is agreed at the time of drafting the contract.Jobs with deadlines shorter than 1 month but longer than 1 week have a 10% rush fee.Jobs with deadlines shorter than 1 week have a 25% rush fee.
Credit to the Artist
In contexts where credit to the Artist is appropriate, the Client shall credit the Artist as: “JN Butler”In contexts where a link to the Artist’s work is appropriate, the Client shall link to: “https://jnbutler.art”In contexts where a link to the Artist’s social media is appropriate, the Client shall link to: @jnbutlerartThe pronouns they, them, and theirs will be used when making reference to the Artist in any medium.