“What do you do?”
I cooperate with my clients to provide services such as logo/identity creation, social media branding (images and designs to compliment your brand), stationary customization (business cards, letterhead, and business envelopes) as well as illustrations, which include anything from character illustrations to t-shirt designs.
“How long will the project take to reach completion?”
The time spent working on your project will reflect how prepared the design brief is. If you come with a fully developed SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis, or action plan; it is more likely the project will take less than a month. Should you and I need to first produce a plan of action, the project could and most likely will take more time.
“What is considered a revision?”
A revision constitutes a change or variation to an initially presented—or in-progress—design concept, and is typically a change of less than 1/4 of the design. A revision is simply meant to be a slight modification or course correction to progress toward the final design. A new design concept is not considered a revision. This means that a new design concept would be an addition to the project, and would need to be estimated separately, in addition to the current project estimate.
“How much do you charge?”
I certainly have my minimums and should you be interested in that exact price, feel free to contact me personally. However, I will, to the best of my ability, work well within your budget to provide you quality work that reflects your request. (**Keep in mind: you get what you pay for. You wouldn’t go to the mechanic and say, “I really need a new transmission, but I can only pay you half what it’s worth.” They will unapologetically turn you away.)
“What does the process involve?”
Depending on the service you are receiving, I will work with you during the initial consultation to come up with a schedule of the process. Typically, it begins with brainstorming, then I will move into the first 5 designs (initial), from there we will narrow down the 2 best options (roughs), and later I will refine those which will then get us to the final product (final). Each round, (initial, rough, and final) is allotted one round of revisions. This means I will correct minor details that help push the design to the finished product. Along the way you will receive email updates that provide you with a brief of the process to date, as well as images to keep you in the know and provide documentation of the project on both sides.
“Can you make my design look like this one?”
No. We will create an original work that we can both be proud of.”
“Such and such charged less, can you match them?”
No. If price is what you’re worried about, feel free to contact the other designer. As I mentioned in the FAQ on “cost,” I will to the best of my ability, work well within your budget. However, I cannot, with good conscience, cut my rates and devalue my work, to steal a job from another designer.
“Can you recommend any other graphic designers?”
YES! I am more than happy to connect with you fellow designers that are more equipped to handle your needs! After all, we’re all out to help each other!
“Can you help me with printing?”
Yes! I will do my best to either take over the printing for you, or work with you to find the most applicable printer for your project!