ATTN: The Client
RE: Functionality of Website
between Carlos Gomez (hereafter, DEVELOPER)
David Gross (hereafter, CLIENT)
This document constitutes the contract between the above-mentioned parties.
The project is to create a website/online-portfolio for Carlos Gomez for the CLIENT to grade, on the basis of its ability to help promote Carlos Gomez’s talents to potential employees, collaborators, funders, and clients. The project includes research, programming, structural design, graphic design, page production, and more as it heads to the final stage.
The website will be based on an existing WordPress theme to reduce costs and improve stability. The website will include the following sections:
The project will be complete in five stages:
This section focuses on dealing with brainstorming sessions with CLIENT, the development of a PITCH LETTER and CONTRACT.
This section deals with finalizing a schedule, a budget, and deadlines between the CLIENT and DEVELOPER. MARCH 16TH is the date reached to finalize the project. (SEE PROJECT SCHEDULE for other dates relevant to the project).
This section revolves around handling the structure and functional design:
-Functionality of the website
-Structure and content categories of website content
-WordPress theme which will be adapted for the website
-Graphic Design (visual design and adaptation of the WordPress theme)
-Production (creation of pages with that showcase provided content, including creation of other graphic elements if needed to further supplement the website, etc.)
This section revolves around quality control of the entire website. DEVELOPER will make changes and approval from the CLIENT as this phase commences to finalize the website for desired use.
In this section documentation and password sharing will be provided for CLIENT of the finalized website.
*THE PROJECT SCHEDULE OUTLINES IN DETAIL DATES AND STEPS NOT OUTLINED IN-DEPTH ON THIS CONTRACT. REFER TO THAT DOCUMENTATION AS DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PROJECT PROCEEDS.
CLIENT agrees to provide, as required:
The necessary guidance that will help create a successful e-portfolio/website for Carlos Gomez.
All work will be finished by March 16, 2017. Changes or delays by CLIENT may change this deadline.
The entire project as agreed will cost the letter grade of an A/A+ (OR a lesser grade within the A-F grading system, based on critique that justifies grade) and $1,500 dollars.
CLIENT agrees to pay $500 upon approval of this contract.
CLIENT agrees to pay $500 will be paid upon approval of the “Graphic Design” stage of the project.
CLIENT agrees to pay the remaining balance of $500 within 7 days after acceptance of the final product (“production” stage).
Any additional work not previously agreed upon will be charged at $100/hr. Payments are due within 15 days of invoicing. DEVELOPER may choose to charge 1.8% per month interest penalty for late payments.
CLIENT has full use rights to all software, graphic design, and writing created by DEVELOPER for this project. All rights pertaining to software and design purchased for the project will be determined by the terms of those purchases.
CLIENT may terminate work at any time and agrees to pay for all completed stages, and one-half of the current stage of work if it is in progress. For example, if CLIENT terminates the project during the “graphic design” stage, CLIENT will pay for the “structure and functional design” stage and one-half of the “graphic design” stage.
The jurisdiction for disputes about this contract is the Communications Department at California State University, East Bay.
“I have read this agreement and I agree to its terms.”
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Carlos Gomez – email@example.com
January 16, 2017
Attn: David Gross, COMM 3224
I look forward to working with you in creating an attractive and useful website within the learning of our COMM 3224 course.
I understand that the purpose of this website is to appeal to potential clients, prospective collaborators and even investors. I want the site to be colorful, present with different types of content in video, photography, text, etc., and to display a playful personality throughout. It should be minimal — with a solid and useful design, that showcases my identity, creativity, and most importantly my work.
I’m excited to start working on an online portfolio, where you can see a curated presentation of my recent projects such as videos, writings and photos, as well as more works not as emphasized throughout my career but still can have a place within the website. I believe that the website should also provide social media links and a way to contact me for potential business in the future should also be accessible through this website. I want this site to act as a “modern business card” for myself, but where people can see my previous work to understand who I am creatively and contact me if they want to work with me.
I propose we create a WordPress website (so I can easily modify and maintain it). I estimate that I would require around 60 hours of work in total (which includes installation, graphic design, meetings, revisions, etc.). I offer to create the website for a project fee of an A.
The following are links to e-portfolios that I believe standout because they reveal personality as well as showcases the talent and ability of each person. Our project will strive to be in the same vein of these examples by the end of our course.
Feel free to follow up with any questions.
Carlos E. Gomez