My Design Process
Getting to know you, your goals and your customer are the highest priority to me. Creating a successful piece of design for you goes hand-in-hand with getting to know you. I welcome you to participate in my design process on whatever level you feel comfortable.
Details, Details, Details
I want to meet with you and get the details of your project clarified. The meeting doesn’t have to be in-person and can be over phone or even e-mails. This first step is the most important as getting inaccurate information from the beginning will frustrate both of us. I will generally ask you a number of questions, and may ask you to provide me samples of work you like and why you like it, etc. I will not copy someone else’s work but this step helps give me an idea of what you’re looking for.
Next, I draw up a simple contract that breaks down the project into what I will be doing and how you need to be involved with providing feedback. I will also provide a cost, generally as a flat-rate, and will generally ask for a portion up-front. The remainder is due upon completion of the project. We each will sign and receive a contract for our records.
I do work full-time, so my design work takes place after work hours and on the weekends. Sometimes this causes a problem for clients, particularly for those who need immediate, rush turn-around work. I never take on more than my schedule can handle, and am very clear on when I can deliver proofs, take phone calls, and deliver the final work. I also am reachable anytime during normal business hours via e-mail.
Upon approval, your remaining payment is due. I will not release any art until final payment is cleared. When payment is received, I can oversee printing of your piece, or deliver the artwork to you in whatever file format you might need, including press-ready artwork. Logos are delivered in a wide variety of file formats for both print and web formats.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my process.