How to Make a Good Graphic Design Invoice
Just like any creative, your graphic design invoice should look clean and easy to read. It shouldn’t overwhelm the client with too much information but should include everything that’s important for your records and for them to understand your charges. When you’re creating the invoice, pay attention to the layout and consider how you’re going to bill for your work.
Make sure you include your business logo, address, and other information they might need such as your phone number or email address. Include your website if applicable. You’ll want to include your client’s name and information, an invoice number, and the date of the invoice. You’ll also want the invoice total to be in an easy to spot location.
Layout for a Graphic Design Invoice
We provide clean, simple layout options for your invoice. Include your logo and information at the top, where it’s easy for the client to see. Then, include their name, the date of the invoice, and other important information. From there, you’ll want to break down the project and the costs.
Break down your project into subcategories that make sense for the project and include descriptions as needed. Provide the cost based on how you’re billing the client and the total price for each section of the project. At the bottom of the invoice, total the services, include any tax as necessary, subtract any amount they’ve already paid, and show the final amount they owe for your services.
How to Bill for Graphic Design Projects
You’re going to want to make sure you consider how you’re billing for your graphic design services before you create the invoice. You’re generally going to choose based on a set fee for each part of the project or hourly for the amount of time you spend on each part of the project.
If you’re planning on charging clients set fees for various parts of the projects you work on, break down the invoice into those parts and write the cost for each one, then add them together to get the total. If you’re planning on charging an hourly price, write down which part of the project you worked on, the number of hours you spent on it, your hourly rate, and the total cost for each part of the project.
Your invoice reflects your business and should look fantastic yet be easy for you to fill out when needed and provide to your clients. Check out our online invoice generator or app (Android, iOS) today to see how easy it can be to use our templates and create a fantastic invoice for your business.