So you’re thinking about hiring a designer for your project? And you’re maybe even thinking that designer is me? Sweet! So you may be wondering how does this all work?
- The Discovery Call – After the initial contact is made, I suggest we set up a time to talk more in-depth about your project. These calls typically take about an hour. Usually the call starts by you telling me a bit more about your project. If I think we may be a good fit, then we’ll go through a Creative Brief together. A Creative Brief is a series of questions I ask to get to know more about your project. If we match, we move on to stage 2. If we don’t match, we part ways as friends.
- The Proposal/Initial Payment – I do some initial research, send over a contract to you with a detailed quote, a payment schedule, a timeline of what will be completed when and standard operating procedures. You take time to read it over. If all looks good to you, you sign it, send me the initial payment and the work starts.
- The Work Begins – I do in-depth research, sketch like crazy, spend time thinking about it day and night and present a first draft to you. You provide me with revisions, I make them or explain why that wouldn’t be a good idea and then I create a revised draft. From there we continue to follow the timeline in the proposal and talk (primarily via e-mail) when we need to about various milestones. If dates need to be shifted or scope needs to be adjusted that can happen via e-mail. Once both parties agree, we’ll keep on going.
- The Project is Complete/Final Payment – We’ve gone through a lot together. The revisions, minor tweaks, and long hours have paid off. We’ve successfully created something you love. You’ve paid your final invoice. Our time together has come to a close, at least for this project. You were happy with my work, I’m happy with you as a client. We tell our friends about it and maybe one of them wants to employ our respective services. Its a win-win 🙂
That’s it in a nutshell. If you have any more questions, drop me a line. I look forward to the potential of creating something you’ll love for a project that’s dear to you.