The Design Process

HOW THE DESIGN PROCESS WORKS

Once you have chosen a package that suits your needs, you will need to add it to your cart, then once you have checked out and your payment has been processed, you will be able to download your copy of the design brief. You will be required to fill out and return the design brief to me via email.

The design brief is a detailed document that allows me to learn more about you and your business so that I together we can create a branding kit that works for your business and appeals to your target market/audience.

After I receive your completed brief, I will contact you to touch base and ask any questions or clarify anything within your brief that I’m unsure about or require more information on, I’ll ask you to provide me with any copy etc required to complete the brief, then provide you with an estimated turnaround time, an estimated turnaround time is the time I expect it to take me to fill the brief, expected turnaround time does not include the time it takes for you to approve the design, or for me to make any required revisions.

Then we begin the design process, I will usually depending on the brief, draw up some samples or concepts based on your answers in the brief then we work through which one is most suitable and make any necessary revisions on the chosen concept and so on.

I will then forward on to you the completed design for approval, once you approve the design, the design process is considered complete and the design will be considered final. After the design is considered final, a fee may apply for any revisions or changes.

Handover of files is usually done via DropBox via your own personal folder or in some cases on USB.

CUSTOM QUOTES

If you chose the custom quote option, you will need to briefly describe what you require (such as product label design, swing tag design etc) and I will provide you with a detailed quote which will include, the full costings including a deposit amount that will require payment upfront before we can commence the design process, then if you choose to proceed with the custom quote, I will forward you an invoice to your nominated email, which can be paid in two parts, first the deposit then the second payment is the remainder which is due upon completion prior to the handover of files. You can choose to either pay in 2 parts (deposit and final payment) or to pay the whole invoice upfront.

After I receive your deposit or payment in full, I will contact you to touch base and ask any questions or clarify anything within the brief that I’m unsure about or require more information, I’ll also ask you to forward me any copy or brand resources required to complete the job, I will then provide you with an estimated turnaround time, an estimated turnaround time is the time I expect it to take me to fill the brief, expected turnaround time does not include the time it takes for you to approve the design, or for me to make any required revisions.

Then we begin the design process, I will usually depending on the brief, draw up some samples or concepts based on your answers in the brief then we work through which one is most suitable and make any necessary revisions and so on.

I will then forward on to you the completed design for approval, once you approve the design, the design process is considered complete and the design will be considered final. After the design is considered final, a fee will apply for any revisions or changes. The fee for any revisions or changes will be charged on a  quote by quote basis, based on the change or revision.

Handover of files is usually done via DropBox via your own personal folder or in some cases on USB

MARKETING MATERIAL DESIGN

This process is for marketing materials that are not part of a branding package, and will use your existing branding to create the materials

Once you have chosen a package that suits your needs or selected an individual or several individual marketing materials, you will need to add them to your cart, then once you have checked out and your payment has been processed, I will touch base with you via your nominated email, so that you can brief me on the design for each marketing material as well as ask you to provide me with any necessary copy or brand resources to complete the brief.

Once I have received your copy or the necessary brand resources, the design process will begin, usually I will draw up concepts based on the brief and then make any required revisions before reshowing the concept to you.

I will then forward on to you the completed design for approval, once you approve the design, the design process is considered complete and the design will be considered final. After the design is considered final, a fee may apply for any revisions or changes.

Handover of files is usually done via DropBox via your own personal folder or in some cases on USB.

REVISIONS

A round of revisions consists of a single or multiple revisions before the altered concept is re-shown to the client, for example you’ve chosen your concept, and make a list of changes you’d like to see made to that concept (ie: make the main text blue, adjust the size of the graphic to be bigger than or smaller than X, adjust the size of the text etc) then give them to me to make all at once, then I will make the revisions then re-show the concept to you, that is one round of revisions.