1 The copyright in artwork commissioned by the Client shall

be retained by the Illustrator.

2 The Client or the Client's customer (where the Client is

acting as an intermediary) is granted a licence to reproduce

the artwork solely for the purposes set out on the face of this

acceptance of commission. If the acceptance of commission

is silent, the Client or the Client's customer is granted an

exclusive licence for one time use in the United Kingdom only.

3 During the currency of the licence the Illustrator shall notify the

Client of any proposed exploitation of the artwork for purposes

other than self-promotion and the Client shall have the right to

make reasonable objections if such exploitation is likely to be

detrimental to the business of the Client or the Client's


4 Where use of the artwork is restricted, the Illustrator will

nominally grant the Client or the Client's customer a licence for

use for other purposes subject to payment of a further fee in

line with current licensing rates to be mutually agreed between

the Illustrator and Client. 

5 Any commercial use of artwork whereby the 

client can/will profit from the illustrators artwork must be charged a 

commercial licence fee subjective to each client.

6 The licence hereby granted to use the artwork is contingent

upon the Illustrator having received payment in full of all

monies due to her/him and no reproduction or publication rights

are granted unless and until all sums due under this Agreement

have been paid.

7 The licence hereby granted is personal to the Client or the

Client's customer (where the Client is acting as an

intermediary) and the rights may not be assigned or

sub-licensed to third parties without the Illustrator's consent.


8 The Client must pay the commission fee in full when placing their order. 

The payments are nonrefundable once the Illustrator has begun the 

commissioned illustration/s. All payments are made via paypal.


9 If the Client changes the brief and requires subsequent

changes, additions or variations, the Illustrator may require

additional consideration fees for such work. The Illustrator may refuse

to carry out changes, additions or variations which substantially

change the nature of the commission.


10 The Illustrator shall use her/his best endeavours to deliver the

artwork to the Client within the time scale set by the illustrator at the 

time of placing an order. If the client has ordered a digital copy of their 

illustration, the illustrator will email the digital copy/s to the email

address the client used to pay via paypal. 

11 If the client has ordered the deluxe illustration package, they will 

receive the digital copy/s via email and the giclee art prints via their

postal address once the prints are produced and dispatched via 1st class 

Royal Mail signed for service.





13 Except where artwork is based on reference material or visuals

supplied by the Client or where otherwise agreed, the Illustrator

warrants that the artwork is original and does not infringe any

existing copyright and further warrants that she/he has not used

the artwork elsewhere.

14 The Client warrants that any necessary permissions have been

obtained for the agreed use of reference material or visuals

supplied by the Client or its customer.


15 The Illustrator shall retain ownership of all artwork (including

roughs and other materials) delivered to the Client.

16 The Illustrator's original artwork shall not be intentionally

destroyed, damaged, altered, retouched, modified or

changed in any way whatsoever without the written consent of

the Illustrator.

17 Client’s custody (which shall mean anytime between delivery

of artwork to the Client the

Client shall pay compensation to the Illustrator for the

loss/damage of the artwork at a rate to be agreed or, in default

of agreement, decided by the Ethics Committee of the

Association of Illustrators.


18 The Client shall ensure the Illustrator is credited in any editorial

use of the artwork. Credits for non-editorial use are not required

but are appreciated by the illustrator on social sites. Please tag 

@sj_illustrations on instagram and @illustrationsj on twitter. 

19 The Illustrator hereby waives the right to injunctive relief for

breaches of the right of integrity and the right of paternity. 

20 The artist has the right to use the work for self promotion.


21 These terms and conditions are governed by the law of England

and Wales and may not be varied except by agreement in

writing. The parties hereto submit to the non-exclusive

jurisdiction of the English Courts