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If you’re new to working with me, here’s the process I typically use and some other information you’ll find useful:
The first thing I’ll do is ask questions about your project so I can understand your needs. We’ll determine the goals and objectives for the project, the audience, any specific requirements and more. By starting with WHY rather than WHAT, I’ll be able to develop custom solutions that solve real problems.
I’ll outline the project’s details and pricing, which is valid for 30 days and often include a starting date and timeline. My fees are based on VALUE, rather than hours, which guarantees the best possible outcome and helps us avoid the pitfalls of minutiae.
3. CONTRACT & DEPOSIT
4. PROJECT BRIEF
5. DESIGN PROCESS
A predetermined schedule will help keep your project on track. It will include all the necessary checkpoints and deadlines. Schedules can vary depending on the complexity of the project, and the number of projects in queue. I often include an estimated turn time in the initial proposal or estimate.
A logo project schedule might look like this:
I may bring in other partners to help us achieve your goals, but as your Creative Director, I will make sure each and every detail meets my standard of excellence before you see it.
Sometimes you need something fast, and that’s okay. I’m happy to help, but accelerated timelines come with increased pricing structures.
A deposit guarantees our joint commitment to the project, secures your project’s place on the calendar, and ensures that it will be delivered on time. Deposits are usually 1/3 or 1/2 of the project’s total.
RETAINER & PRE-PAY AGREEMENTS
These options can provide you with a monthly allowance of hours and gives your projects priority. Agreements can be negotiated based on budget and volume of work anticipated over time, usually 6 months to a year.
I like to keep my books squeaky clean! Sometimes invoices will include sales tax for certain taxable items. For income tax, I will gladly supply you with my W9 tax form so that you can give me a 1099 at the end of the year.
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