I’m excited for the opportunity to collaborate on your new branding or website. I know that hiring a designer is a big investment and a big step for your career, and I’m honored you’re considering trusting me to help bring your creative vision to life through design. This page will give you an idea of what’s involved in collaborating on a branding project together, including my service offerings, what you’ll need to provide, and the steps of the process. I’ve tried to think of the main questions you might have, but you can always reach out if you have questions! If after reading this, you’re excited about the idea of working together, you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page so I can learn more.
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What You’ll Find Below
- Services + Offerings
- My Design Process
- Getting Started
- Payment + Policies
- Next Steps
- Project Information Form
Branding Package for
THE PASSIONATE SMALL BUSINESS – $1,500
- Logo + branding suite (Primary logo paired with monogram or mark, alternate layout/lockup, etc.)
- Inspiration board
- Web type recommendations
- A color palette with RGB, CMYK, and HEX codes for web
- 2 collateral items of your choice*
- One page brand guide with everything displayed
- A short style guide with recommended file uses and types
- Files for web and print packaged and shared upon final payment, including logos in color, black, and white
SAMPLE BRANDING ADD-ONS
- Social Media Graphics – $125+
- Custom Buttons (for categories, home page navigation, etc.) – $150 for 3
- Email Signature – $125
- Business Card Design – $125
- Letterhead Design – $175
*We will discuss possibilities for this on our call, and I can recommend options that would be a good fit for your business.
Squarespace web design available for additional price, based on needs and functionality, starting at $1,200.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WEB DESIGN
I work with a team of trusted web designers and developers to take your branding and make it shine on a beautifully designed website using the Squarespace platform. If you’re interested in this service, we can discuss your needs on a call and I will provide you with a custom quote.
I follow a clear process from start to finish so that we’ll both always know what we need from one another, and what’s left to complete. Learn more about my process for web branding here.
What You’ll Need to Get Started
Payment + Policies
After you have selected the service package you would like, I will send you a contract and an invoice for 25% of the total to book my services and secure your place on my calendar. The 25% deposit is nonrefundable.
Another 25% is due on your official start date, with the remaining 50% due once the design has been finalized and approved. Your final package and site installation will be delivered and completed once final payment is made.
Payments may be made through my secure online invoicing system. All major credit cards are accepted.
Sometimes despite our best intentions, things come up. I do my best to only commit to projects I can complete in respect of my client’s time, but for both parties, clear communication is key. If you need to cancel the project before it begins, your down payment won’t be refunded. As long as you provide at least one week’s advance notice you can select another start date if timing is an issue.
If you need to cancel once the project has begun, you’ll be charged for the percentage of work already completed, in addition to any fees for font licenses or website themes purchased for the project.
I reserve the right to share in progress and completed images of the project on my website, portfolio, and promotional materials (including social media) for my business.
For websites, I include a link to my website in the theme’s footer, along with your content copyright information.
Rights & Ownership
Your final approved files are yours to use online and in print as designed. If you need a logo or design file altered in the future, you can contact me for rates.
Before our start date, I’m available by email and will try to respond within 48 hours to any questions you may have. During our project together, I’ll always try to respond within 24 hours and ask you to do the same.
I respond most quickly to email, but phone calls may be scheduled as needed using Calend.ly.
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Thing we’d be a good fit?
Great! I’d love to talk with you more. If you haven’t already, please fill out the form below to tell me more about you and your project. If you’ve already filled out the form, send me an email with any remaining questions or thoughts you have, or schedule a call to discuss your project.
Picking a Start Date
First we’ll pick a start date that works for both of us. I’ll let you know my soonest availability, and we can go from there to find a time in which you’ll be available to provide feedback and approval quickly (within 1-2 days) for each step of the project so that the design process runs smoothly and you’re off and running with your new visual branding in good time.
Contract + Invoice
Once we decide to work together and discuss a start date, I’ll send a contract that details the scope of work, cost, and terms for you to sign along with an invoice for 50% of the agreed upon total. I’ll also send you a welcome packet with a timeline and information about your specific project, along with your branding questionnaire to complete before the project start date.
Below are some questions many of my clients have before starting their projects. If you have a question I haven’t answered below, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do you only offer logos as part of a package?
While a logo is definitely a key element of your business’s branding, it’s only one component. Through my design process, I’ll spend time getting to know you and your business so that we can agree on a design strategy that encompasses what makes you unique, your business values, and attracts your target audience. Your logo, color palette and typography, and additional elements are all part of a toolkit to show off your business to its best advantage.
What do you mean by primary and alternate logo or monogram?
A primary logo is simply the main logo you’ll use to identify your business or the header with your name if you’re a solo creative. A monogram or alternate logo are often used to provide a variation of the primary logo in a different format (such as horizontal, within a shape, or initials only) to work for different purposes.
Can you design more items than what’s included in the branding package?
My packages are a starting point to meet my client’s broadest needs, but no two people or businesses are the same and I’m happy to customize a package if there’s something you need within the services I offer that’s not listed here.
Ready to work together?
If you haven’t already, please fill out the form below so I can learn more details about you and your project. If you’ve already filled it out, send me an email or schedule a call to book a date and go over any questions you have.