FREQUENT QUESTIONS you might ask as a client - and my answers!
Because you have a business concept but no web presence - no logo, header, FB banner, or maybe not even a tag line for what you do. You want a unique, hand-drawn look/feel for your business, and expect personal attention to your branding needs and design requirements. You have a general idea about the atmosphere you want to convey but need to collaborate with a creative designer to bring that vision to life. Great - you're in the right place!
We’ll find out together! You can use the free tools already on the Graphictional Design website, and book a custom vision session / style consultation with me. Skype, FB chat, or email: we’ll chat about your concept, discuss inspiration images, choose a palette that reflects the feel and focus of your business, and get some initial drafts designed to appeal to both you and your dream clients.
As soon as you’re ready to start the process! After our initial free vision consult, packages are 50% down; a la carte services are paid in full through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. You receive a first draft usually within one business day and revisions will follow almost as quickly as you are prepared to return feedback on each draft.
All ideas are original to Graphictional Design and executed from a blank slate prepared for you exclusively; no templates, clip art, stock photos, copycatting, or short cuts. I can be inspired through famous art, your favorite music, a back deck snapshot, a great author’s quote, a vintage ad, or an ethnic textile from your last vacation. (I will work with your images on the understanding that you have the rights to them, or provide you photographs legally sourced/purchased, if you desire, but all other designs will be created specifically in consultation with you, the client, to represent your unique business and offerings.)
No need to guess or worry; it’s an amazing deal! All prices are clearly marked in CAD (Canadian dollars) on the corner of the paint chip that shows each package or a la carte service. Please check the Loyalty page to see if you qualify for one of my gratitude offers or coupons which can be applied to your commission. You may request and receive a formal quote or invoice if necessary for your business; be aware that prices may flex by 10% either way depending on whether you are a rush client or a take-your-time, but that will be clarified and mutually agreed-upon before any work is undertaken. Packages are generally 50% down, while other services are paid in full after the initial consult, but there are a few exceptions (custom portraits, for example), so please check the Details & Processes page for specifics.
Q: What is the usual process for working with Judith / Graphictional Design?
A: We like to keep it simple, stress-free, and responsive.
Your typical logo design session, for example, could look like this:
a) you book with Graphictional Design via our contact form, Judith's email, or Facebook chat
b) I typically respond to you within 1 business day
c) we set up a free initial consultation (email, FB chat, or Skype - your preference) in which we discuss and might choose a feel, palette, style, image inspiration, size, and formalize our agreement about what we'll be doing together
d) you send payment either in full or 50% - use Paypal and send to email@example.com or simply click here: paypal.me/bardjudith
e) I verify receipt of payment and send your initial moodboard and font sheet.
f) you provide feedback on the font choices, colour palette, and other initial concepts.
f) I provide your first draft logo pages (usually including 3 -6 different logo concepts, playing with font, colour, design, and layout choices) as digital files, usually within 3 business days.
g) Draft Process - exchange of images and feedback (via email, FB chat, or Skype) to refine and tweak your preferred choices of concept logo. This can take no more than a week or up to two months, depending on client's time frame, speed and precision of client feedback, and complexity of the changes.
h) you will usually receive 5, 10, or unlimited draft revisions, depending on your package.
i) final logo chosen, verified, and signed-off on. The balance of the payment is due at this time.
j) your custom full-colour logo provided as a flattened and ready-to-go digital image in high resolution.
k) if your package includes other elements, such as a matching website or FB banner, you will also receive them at this time in that format.
l) you will receive a final letter of thanks and an opportunity to provide public feedback/testimonial line, which can be hotlinked to your own business site.
"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you... I loved the fact that this whole process was so effortless & that you understood my requirements intuitively so well. I absolutely love the final design & product."
Masuma Pardiwala, Teacher and Healer , Malaysia , www.seekerspectrum.com / www.womenempowerednow.org