Check Your Contract!

A contract tool for artists & freelancers

Introducing the Contract Checklist for Design & Drawing!

>>> Launch Pricing ENDS this Sunday, Sept 17<<​<

The Contract Checklist for Design and Drawing

If you're a creator who provides high quality freelance design and drawing services, you're going to love the Contract Checklist.

The Checklist is a tool that helps you make sure the contracts you sign are right. Without having to hire an attorney.

I'm an attorney who specializes in serving artists and freelancers. I've read hundreds of service agreements and I know all the nooks and crannies where crummy terms like to hide.

I built the Checklist because I think creators should be able to understand their contracts without having to hire an attorney. I can't change the way other attorneys write contracts, but I can teach you how to read them.

I designed the Checklist with the following goals in mind:

  • Provide a simple structure that makes reading contracts easier and less intimidating.
  • Help creators determine if a contract has terms that have the biggest impact on their work, no matter how convoluted the language is.
  • Make it easy to highlight and organize the changes a contract needs so creators feel confident in their negotiations.

I tested the Checklist with several creators and used their feedback to make improvements and add resources that make the Checklist even more useful.

And now I'm ready to share the Contract Checklist with you!

The only way you can get the Checklist is by enrolling in the Check Your Contract! course

Here's what you'll get...


The course provides the instruction and direction you need to use the Checklist effectively.

In addition to learning how to use the Checklist, you'll learn

  • the meaning of common contract terms,
  • which terms will help you manage your client relationships, and why that's important,
  • the different ways intellectual property ownership can work,
  • basic guidelines on how licensing works, and considerations for structuring your licenses,
  • why it's important to "do the math" in your contracts, and how to do it when you don't have all the details,
  • how to use the Checklist in negotiations,
  • and a whole lot more!

Your Instructor

Katie Lane
Katie Lane

I'm an attorney and negotiation coach committed to helping freelancers and artists protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do.

I'd love to be able to work one-on-one with every artist and freelancer who needs my help, but it turns out there are only so many hours in a day. That's why I decided to start creating courses that teach creators skills to protect themselves and their work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the checklist with *any* contract?
This version of the Checklist is most useful with the types of contracts artists and freelancers most often are asked to sign for design or drawing work: contractor agreements, work-for-hire agreements, services, agreements. You can use it with other types of agreements but you might not find the checklist as helpful in those situations.
You're an attorney. Is this just as good as hiring an attorney to read my contract?
Nope. A real life person is better than a template any day. The Checklist is designed to be a tool that helps you understand what you're being asked to sign when it doesn't make sense for you to hire an attorney. It's a legal education tool, not legal advice.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

When you hire an attorney, a review can take anywhere from 1.5-3 hours. At $350 an hour, that's a good amount of cash!

Even if you only have 2-3 contracts a year that need to be reviewed, that can add up to $1,750 (or more).

The Contract Checklist isn't the same as working with an attorney. No piece of paper can replace the advice and insight of a living, breathing human.

But the Checklist helps you with a big chunk of what attorneys do when they conduct a review: identify the terms that are in the contract and how that matches up with your expectations.

In situations where that's all you really need from a contract review, the Checklist can help.

The Checklist is also a great tool to use with your attorney. By reviewing the contract and filling out the Checklist beforehand, you can use their time more efficiently and focus their attention on the issues you need the most help with.

If you are a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, cartoonist, web designer, or animator, the Checklist can help you better understand and negotiate the contracts you're asked to sign. Don't wait, sign up now!

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