GRAPHIC DESIGNS SERVICES FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Getting Started
WHAT IS THE COST?
Graphic Design services are billed in 15-minute increments at $95.00 per hour. I do not give fixed-price quotes because there is no way to know exactly how many changes will be needed and whether the scope of the project will change during the creation. I find the fairest method is to bill you for only the actual number of hours I spend. An estimate can be given at the outset of your project, and partial payment is made at that time. Payments are made online by credit card or a PayPal invoice.
WHEN WILL MY PROJECT BE COMPLETED?
My schedule varies, and I will let you know a more specific time frame when you contact me to get started. Once I know more about what you need (and deadlines) I can give you a better answer on the start-to-finish calendar. By the way, because of my experience in graphic design and my fluency with computer software, I work fast. This can save you money for sure, and like I said above, I only charge for actual time used.
WHAT DO YOU SEND ME?
It varies with each project. For example, if I design business cards for you, you may decide to upload them to a printer of your choosing (especially if you live in another country). In that case, you’d get a final high resolution digital file and you’d be responsible for uploading it. If you order printed business cards from me, then you’d get both the card order plus the digital file. The short answer is, I will give you what you need!
HOW DO WE MEET SO I CAN TELL YOU WHAT I NEED?
Although I love people and making new friends, we do not need to meet in person to collaborate. Thanks to services like Skype, Free Conference Call, and pdf proofs, we can work closely from distant locations. I’ve worked with businesses in Switzerland, Portugal, Argentina and on the opposite coast from where I am in California. Communicating has never been easier.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS DO YOU DO?
I can pretty much design anything that needs a design. I’m not bragging…it’s just a matter of getting the technical specifications and designing within those parameters. Here’s some examples of what I’ve worked on: food packaging, nutritional supplement packaging, flyers, magazine ads, billboards, web banners, websites, trade show displays, news set design, and, of course, logos, brochures, catalogs and business cards. I’ve created art for retail products such as hooked rugs, placemats, lamps, dishes, greeting cards, calendars, nesting box sets, silk scarves, counted cross stitch kits, needlpoint kits, and pillows. And I’m starting to learn 3D modeling and animation so stay tuned on that!
If you can imagine it, I can make it real! Please feel free to write me and tell me what I can do to help you design superb marketing materials.