Insurance for graphic designers

Why do graphic designers need insurance? Designers are at a higher risk of copyright disputes than other industries, but there are lots of everyday risks that come with designing and working with clients that insurance can assist with. Mistakes you make in your work, client dissatisfaction or payment issues…

Dealing with the admin side of running a business isn’t any designer’s favourite part of freelancing, but working for yourself means you have a responsibility to your client and yourself to put things right should they go wrong. This is why it’s important to be an insured professional, and why many client contracts ask you to be insured.

For example, did you know that the biggest cause of claims against freelance graphic designers is due to mistakes in their work? Think typos that have been spotted once a design has went to print, or designing to incorrect product dimensions. Then there are copyright infringement claims that graphic designers are particularly vulnerable to. And there’s the responsibility of delivering work on time and meeting client expectations.

We know you’re great at what you do, but not all client relationships or projects run smoothly. This is why it’s important to get insured.