Graphic Design FAQ
WHAT IS GRAPHIC DESIGN?
A skilled art where images, text, and other artwork is combined to form an effective message. There are so many freelance graphic designers.
HOW DO I KNOW WHO TO HIRE FOR MY PROJECT?
There are several things to look for– experience, portfolio, contract, response time, business etiquette, marketing knowledge, rates and more. Click here for a detailed answer and tips on how to choose a freelance graphic designer.
DOES IT MATTER WHETHER MY DESIGNER IS IN THE SAME CITY?
Not at all. It depends on your comfort zone and how good the designer is about responding to you in a timely manner. We have done projects with many clients outside of Dallas, like Utah, Fort Worth, and Los Angeles, France. We only have meet 50% of my clients face-to-face; all the work is sent in a file they can download or that we email to their printer directly. We chat with them over the phone or Skype as needed.
WHAT ARE THE AVERAGE GRAPHIC DESIGNER FEES IN A MAJOR CITY LIKE DALLAS, HOUSTON OR OTHER?
Freelance rates average from $50-$100/hr. Agency rates average from $125+/hr. Don’t shop solely based on price. Look for all factors- portfolio, business etiquette, response time etc. WE also have flat rated fees for specific projects such as logos, flyers, and business cards. Contact for more details.
WHAT ALL SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?
Branding, print, marketing, boutique style design, label design, website design, photography, motion graphics, videography, environmental design and consulting and more.
WHAT IS THE DESIGN PROCESS?
contact us for more details.
I NEEDED SOMETHING DESIGNED AND SENT TO A PRINTER YESTERDAY, CAN YOU HELP?
We often work on tight deadlines, so please email or call us. Based on project details and workload we may be able to help.
Web Design FAQ
WHAT IF I AM NOT HAPPY WITH MY DESIGN? DO I PAY FOR REVISIONS?
We want our client sto be happy with the final result, so most times the first round of edits is generally free (read your project agreement for specifics). Sometimes there are 1-2 free rounds. As long as the edits are not unreasonable, We will work with you. If it is a complete change in design, we would work out a re-do.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME TO START THE PROJECT?
A signed agreement, a 50% deposit and any relevant files.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME TO START I HAVE NO PHOTOGRAPHS. CAN YOU HELP?
Definitely. I can buy stock photos from sites like www.istock.com.
I BOTTLE MY OWN SALSA AND WANT TO MARKET IT. WHAT DO I NEED?
You will need a few things- professional and great looking label design and packaging design, a logo, business card, brochure or postcard, product photography and a website.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Dallas, Texas. we work with clients from DFW, other states, and international.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS
Timely communication is number one. It is imperative that the client communicates changes in a project, timelines, or anything related to the project and due date. Submission of files on time is also very important. It’s always good when a client makes timely payments as well.y
WHAT OTHER EXPENSES DO I NEED TO BE AWARE OF FOR WEBSITES?
Subscriptions/ web hosting $8-$16 a month, depending on your website needs. This includes hosting, site security, automatic software updates & real-person customer service support.
You will also need to purchase a custom domain (www.yourbizname.com) at someplace like GoDaddy.com. This is typically about $13/year.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
If you have your written website content ready to go, the process usually takes between about 1-2 months.
WHEN CAN WE START?
Currently, We are scheduling new projects about 4 weeks out. This provides ample time for you to go thru the prep work and get your site content ready to go!
I ALREADY HAVE MY WEBSITE NEEDS TAKEN CARE OF, CAN I STILL HIRE YOU TO DO MY VISUAL BRAND?
Yes! Definitely. Just get in touch and we’ll look at what you need.
I ALREADY HAVE A LOGO, CAN YOU JUST DO MY WEBSITE?
Probably. There’s a lot more that goes into a visual brand than just the logo, but we can help you build all that out too based on a logo you love. Let’s take a look at what you’ve got and see what you’d need.