I take it you saw some of my work that you really like. And now your thinking, “ I want to work with her!" Well thanks for considering me for your project.
I share the design process and steps that I take for my projects from start to finish. To know what happens behind the scenes you can read more about that here.
Let’s start this relationship off right! In order for me to take on a project, we must first start with a questionnaire. This helps me to better understand your needs and to be sure that I am the right fit for your project. Based on the type of service you are seeking, this questionnaire allows me to gain an understanding of the project and begins the process of establishing goals. I also get to know a little about you in this process as well.
I only take on projects that I can say HELL YES to. The ones that I believe are both awesome and challenging, and for that reason I take each questionnaire into careful consideration. How passionate are you about the project? Do you have an understanding of your goals? Do you show an interest in working with me specifically?
This review is important as it sets the tone for our professional relationship. It gives me a good understanding to receive your clear goals.
At this point I have taken in the goals expressed in the questionnaire. I have a clear understanding of the potential client’s needs. My response addresses the topics covered in the questionnaire and leads us into the consultation process.
Consultation and Agreement
Establishing Trust and Roles
So we’ve decided to collaborate on this project but we must first have a mutual trust and understanding of our roles.
You (the client) should feel confident in my ability to execute a design that fulfills your requirements and likewise I should feel confident that you (the client) will provide those requirements.
Since you are a professional in your field you have a clear understanding of your marketplace and target audience. Therefore you are willing and able to provide goals and content for the project.
As the designer (me) it is my responsibility to take the goals we have established and deliver a solution that matches those goals.
Establishing goals is crucial to delivering a solid final product. This discussion is very thorough and covers all of the information necessary to complete the project.
The goal of each project is to provide value to you (the client). Because of this we will need to have honest and upfront conversations about the project. Hesitation to request clarification or ask questions could result in misunderstood and/or undefined goals.
Money is not a primary focus throughout the consultation. It is my resposibility to understand what the project will require and what value it will add before discussing a price. Generally an initial price quote can be determined from the questionaire but further consultation may be required.
I do not charge hourly. Instead I devote myself to finding a solution to the established goals based on the value the final solution brings. It would be very difficult to quantify the time and effort spent both at my desk and away during the design portion of the process.
Proposal and Agreement
After the client and I have completed the consultation phase and have a clear understanding of the goals and terms, a final document is sent to the client containing the project goals along with the terms of our agreement.
Curious to know about the design process?
Once the design process begins I set to work understanding how to approach the needs of my client. This involves familiarizing myself with the clients goals and taking a deeper look into their target audience as well as any competitors.
Sketching allows concepts to be freely and loosly translated to paper. This portion of the process is a discovery phase where ideas are explored and a deeper understanding of the subject matter is established.
Once sketching is complete I take the final concepts and translate those to digital format. This allows me to make adjustments based on clarity at the required sizes and begins the process of establishing the final color pallette.
Final Review and Adjustments
The final concept is reviewed in detail before delivery. Any adjustments that need to be made are completed during this process and any exports are also inspected for quality.
Delivering the Final Concept
Once the concept is complete I send a detailed case study to the client. This case study contains an overview of my design process for their project and dicusses how the final solution accomplishes the goals of the client.
Once the final invoice has been paid the deliverables (vector files and any exports) are emailed to the client.
Need a recap?
You fill out a questionnaire. Then we do a phone consultation.
Should we decide to move forward in collaboration for your project, you will receive a proposal, which includes a time frame and a price.
Once you have accepted it, we’ll both sign a project contract, and you’ll make an initial payment for the project to begin.
I do not start a project without an initial security payment. We go into further details during consultation and agreement.
Once the design is completed - I’ll give you one design, the best one based on the design goals of the project.
You send me final final payment for the project and you’ll gain access to the deliverables.
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