DESIGN FAQ

Q. WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES?


My prices depend on many variants, but you can be sure you are getting a great value for your design project. Design jobs are charged by the hour. My hourly rate depends on the job at hand, and will be discussed with you upon request. Before I begin a project, I will send a "project breakdown" to the client to discuss what we'll be doing, and to give my client a quote of the expected price of the final product. Typically design projects will cost a minimum of $100 for small to medium setup jobs, and with most projects a deposit will be required. Deposits are NONREFUNDABLE, and go towards our first meeting as well as the first several hours of work on the project. Deposits will remain vaild for the first three months after our initial meeting. Depoisits are valid for the first three months of the project unless discussed otherwise. Logos can cost anywhere from $150 - $500+ depending on Illustration, color, or lack of. Graphic logos and small type promotial materials are expected to cost anywhere from $150 - $350 while larger, more complicated design projects can cost anywhere from $360 - $550.




Q. HOW DOES YOUR DESIGN PROCESS WORK?


I prefer to meet my clients in person; but in a case of long distance or preference, communication will occur by phone or through Skype (@DemiKayCreations). During the initial meeting we’d first begin by discussing the client’s ideas, target market, and uses for the final product. I’ll then ask for samples of existing designs that the client likes to get an idea of their desired aesthetic. Sometimes the client already has a concept in mind - other times they have no idea what they want. All and all I’ll do my best to make sure I have collected enough information before I begin the creative process. Once the project is discussed an estimated price is made to quote the project.




Q. IS THE ARTWORK OUR PROPERTY ONCE PAID FOR?


No, not the actual artwork files unless agreed upon in the proposal. However, ALL approved web images and high resolution images purchased are 100% yours once the project is completed and paid for. Designs are not duplicated, replicated, or shared between projects under any circumstances!




Q. HOW WAS THE ARTWORK FOR MY PROJECT MADE?


I create my designs using various programs within the Adobe Creative Suite. Ocasionally some designs will be hand drawn and digitally remastered. All designs are 100% original and made by myself.




Q. HOW DO I CHECK ON THE PROGRESS OF MY DESIGN PROJECT DURING THE DESIGN PROCESS?


During the design process I’ll present the logos to the client at the black and white stage, then again at color stage, and wait for final approval before I save out all the files for you. The client's logo files are still considered my artwork, and I am up front about this part of the process. I do save all client design work on my personal hard drive, and may use them on my website as promotional material with consent.




Q. DO I GET A VECTOR FILE FOR MY DESIGN PROJECT ONCE CREATED?


YES, you will get an EPS (vector), jpeg, and png. Upon Request designs can be made to fulfill needs for all platforms of use – including business cards, letterheads, envelopes, brochure designs, graphics for web sites, direct mail designs, email marketing, mailing labels, presentation folders, and any other needs your business may require.




Q. HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY DESIGN PROJECT ONCE IT IS FINISHED?


A finished project is yours upon receipt of final payment. I typically send a zip file containing the appropriate files for the project. At your request I will supply the electronic files through email, dropbox, etc. I will also keep a copy of your project on file for later updates or should you lose your copy.




Q. WHAT IS THE CLIENT’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS?


As a non-agency, I’ll listen to my clients from start-to-finish. I encourage the client to bring in any samples, color combinations/swatches, and ideas they may have to help get an idea of style before starting the process. During the design process, the client is asked to approve certain colors and fonts before work continues. Once the design project is ready for print, a final proof will be submitted to the customer for approval before commiting to production. Once a job is in production, the job cannot be cancelled.




Q. HOW DO YOU QUOTE YOUR DESIGN SERVICES?


My quote is an estimate based on the content of the project, my independent hourly design rate as a licensed designer, and the estimated amount of time I believe it will take to successfully give my client exactly what they’re looking for. My design process with logo creation and re-mastering includes an average of 1 - 3 design trials; each including 3 - 5 unique designs per trial if not more. Please keep in mind that the total duration of the design process will affect the grand total of the project. If you’d like to see additional content after our initial design sessions, or if you need a couple of logos or designs for multiple items, companies or profiles, my services may include group discounts according to your needs.




Q. HOW LONG WILL THE DESIGN PROCESS TAKE?


Time quotes per project depend on many variables pretaining to my availbitiy and the scale of the project at hand. I will discuss with my cliets upfront what my availability is like before I accept or begin work on a project. Designs can take anywhere from two weeks to three months more or less; but the better the relationship and the communcation established, the quicker the turnaround! - In the rare event a project is put on hold by the client after the deposit has been paid; deposits will be vaild for the first three months after the initial project meeting. - In the rare event a project is put on hold by your designer after the deposit has been paid; an extension will be made or your desposit will be refunded.