terms-and-condition I specialize in exclusive, individually designed Coat of Arms and Family trees. They are either hand designed digitally on the computer, or they are hand painted on paper or canvas. They are not mass produced or off the shelf. They are unique, one of a kind pieces of art and require hours of work.  

  1. Cost Estimates:

For coat of arms please click here. The price for  a family tree is estimated by number of people and amount of illustrations to be represented within the artwork. To provide accurate cost estimates an exact count of all people/ancestors is required. –Applicable Sales tax is added and charged on check out. Shipping up to U$50.00 is included in the package prices. Framing is not included in package prices.  

2.  Procedure For larger projets a minimum 50% deposit is required for any project to start. Final payment (50%) is due on approval of design, before artwork is e-mailed or shipped. Smaller projects (under $1000), or special discounted offers are payable up front.(In case of project termination by client before completion, paid installments are considered compensation to artist for work completed thus far and will not be refunded. As this is all custom work done for specific clients an additional 30% cancellation fee will also be required)Work begins upon receipt of order and of payment, and a general idea of what should be included in the design. You will receive a very unique and customized service. Artist will be in touch with you via e-mail or phone, and you will be able to give your creative input on the design and approve sketches before artwork is finalized.l 

 

3. Amount of sketches and revisions included in quoted price. It is very important that instructions for any project are clear and detailed before any project is started. Included within the quoted price, depending on selected option, are initial draft(s), 1-2-3 set(s) revisions, plus final artwork. If more than the ordered sets of revisions are required the client will be notified in advance and charged $50 for every hour of extra work. (Please see bottom for definition of “sketch”, set of revisions”.) 

 

4. Refunds:  Refunds  are acceptable for payments made upfront where no work was delivered, but in case of refund requests, where sketches, drafts or revisions or finals have already been submitted, the amount of services delivered thus far will be subtracted from any refunds.

 

5. Delivery and Rush Jobs: Projects are done on a “First Come-First Serve” basis. Artist will try to work with clients individually to meet eventual deadlines, but depending on workload and scope of artwork there can be slows or delays. It is strongly recommended that projects are planned and booked well in advance of deadline dates. A digital design will take typically 2 – 4 weeks, a painting by hand will take weeks/months depending on work load. (Rush jobs for digital design are possible at a 30% surcharge and upfront payment. Rush jobs for paintings by hand are not accepted) 

 

6. Copyright:
The sale, commission and ownership of original artwork does not automatically transfer the rights of copyright to a buyer.

Personal Coat of Arms:

  • Ownership of physical artwork and/or digital artwork.
  • Exclusive (non commercial) full reproduction rights, such as copies, prints, merchandise for related family members and relatives.
  • Buyer agrees to give appropriate credit to the artist in all reproductions.
  • All other licenses and rights not specifically granted herein, remain with the artist.
  • Artist reserves the right to display artwork in promotion and portfolios.

Corporate Coat of Arms:

  • Ownership of physical artwork and/or digital artwork.
  • Full reproduction rights, such as copies, prints, merchandise etc..
  • Buyer agrees to give credit to the artist as appropriate.
  • Artist reserves the right to display artwork in promotion and portfolios.

Other commercial uses such as reproduction and resale of Coat of Arms or Family Tree designs require require a full licensing agreement. When ordering online, please be sure that you include a phone number, and your shipping address matches the one of your credit card. If you have any questions,  need help with research for your Coat of Arms or Family Tree, or would like to have your Coat of Arms designed and officially registered with the American College of Heraldry, please contact me  before you  order any services. Thank you.


DEFINITIONS Sketch or Draft: A hasty, undetailed or rough concept, drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study. Set of revision: A set of revisons means a list of things to be revised or changed in a design after a draft has been submitted for review and approval to a client.