FAQ

Why should I hire you for my graphic design project?

Aside from all the left-brain creative qualities I assume you’ve read about on our blog, you should hire us because we are honest, dependable, and smart as a whip. Quick sidebar from Kelly: I was working on an infographic for blockchain technology, with zero starting knowledge. I researched the topic with laser beam focus until I could understand it enough to make it make sense visually. The graphic was successful and a great addition to a white paper (check it out in my portfolio!); but my point is, I worked extremely hard to understand the content and understand the end user/audience and that’s what makes successful graphic design. I’ll put laser beam focus on understanding your company, your content, and your audience, in order to design for impact.

What do you charge for your graphic design services?

There are many factors that influence the price of design, but you can rest easy knowing you’re getting long-term value in your investment. Design services are priced by project or by bundles, and if the project evolves out-of-scope of the initial parameters, services will be billed at $95 per hour (don’t worry, we seek your approval before moving to the hourly rate), and billed in 15 minute increments. You won’t find any surprises on your invoices! Check out the Services page for more information.

What is included in the price?

Included in the price, you’ll receive design consultation and research; two design concepts to choose from; two edit rounds; files prepared for output as determined by the initial consult (i.e., print-ready files for a brochure, or graphic web assets to spec); packaged native work files (including all fonts and graphic assets used in the design); and all rights transferred! That means, upon final payment, the artwork is your property, and copyright owners can reproduce, sell, prepare derivative works, and publicly display work.

What is not included in the price?

Stock photography and other expenses are not included in the price. Also not included in the price are any changes that are outside the scope of initial work, including additional edit rounds or evolution of the project (aka “scope creep”); which will be billed at $95 per hour, and in 15 minute increments, in addition to the base project rate. You’ll always have a chance to approve additional expenses before we move forward with them.

What is the difference between a standard edit round and a client alteration that would require an additional fee charged at an hourly rate?

Edits requested by the client that are integral to the original assignment are typically considered standard edits, and should be collected and delivered to the designer at one time to be considered one round of edits. If the edits requested by the client go beyond the agreed-upon scope of the project, they become client alterations and are subject to additional hourly rate fees.

What counts as “stationery pieces” in the stationery bundle?

In addition to your business card design, you can choose two stationery pieces, which would include items such as: Letterhead, envelopes, thank you cards, address labels, envelope seals, notepads, sticky-notes, etc. The possibilities are endless, so let’s chat!

What is the typical turnaround time, and what if I need my project now?

Typical turnaround for the initial concept after our consultation is 7 days. When you send me edits to your design, you’ll typically see a revised proof in 48 hours; and once you approve your design, I’ll send you the final digital files within 48 hours. Need your project done now? Unless my schedule is jam-packed, I can fulfill a rush delivery. A 25% surcharge of the total cost does apply.

Should I get my logo registered?

Yes! Registration establishes a public record of authorship and is a necessary prerequisite to asserting any copyright claim in court. Register online at copyright.gov.


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