Usually, my (potential) clients ask me questions about different aspects of my work and my services before they hire me. These questions (in different forms) seem to be repetitive in nature, so I decided to address these issues here in this section:
How can you help us with your services? Or, How can I improve and grow my business with the help of your services?
Think Brand. Use Brand. Reach to your clients/customers using your brand image. Express yourself and your work using the means of brand. I help the businesses create brand identities and strategies to help achieve this. You can learn more about me here.
How much do we need to invest for the branding of our company? Or, How much do you charge for your services?
Every project is different from another in respect to its objectives and deliverables. So depending upon certain factors and needs of the client I calculate the amount of investment a company needs to set aside for its brand development. To discuss specific needs of your project, I would love to talk to you.
What are the deliverables you provide after the completion of the project?
In a brand identity design project, a part of deliverables include brand mark/logo, style guide, stationary design, website design, signage and other collateral. Apart from these, I focus on generating and delivering new ideas and pathways for innovating the business through its brand.
The presentations are in the form of pdfs. Other artwork file-types I provide are Adobe Illustrator(.ai), Encapsulated Postscript (.eps) and any other valid file type, if requested.
How can we contact you?
You can reach me via contact form or email me at: dee at deechdesign dot com. After the initial contact, I provide all my clients with my phone number and skype id.
I am available between 9:00 AM till 6:00 PM EST, from Monday to Friday.
How much time my project will take to complete?
As with the amount of investment, the time frame also depends upon different factors and deliverables of the project. It may vary from three weeks to 6 months.
How do you work? Or What is your process?
I have given a brief introduction to my design process here.
How many options you will provide to select from?
In most cases, I present 3 of the strongest and most effective design options to the client. For more insight into my work you can read my brand identity design process.
Is brand mark/logo the only thing we need?
I always suggest my clients that their motive should be to work on creating a unified and innovative brand image for themselves. To achieve that, a good brand mark is crucial but is not enough. They need a brand identity system with a brand strategy that should reflect their ideology and vision in all of their decisions and functions. Also, they must make an effort to nurture their brand and use it effectively instead of merely waiting for their brand identity to do something magical for them.
How do you charge?
I always request a 50% down-payment prior to scheduling the project and the rest of the 50% is payable upon the completion of the project prior to the supply of original artworks. More information is provided in my invoice.
Do you work per hour or per project? Why?
I usually work and charge per project. The reason behind this is that my work is not repetitive in nature and it can’t be calculated in terms of hours as it’s all about generating ideas and strategies, finding solutions to the problems and implementing them.
Do you design websites?
Designing websites is not a part of my expertise and I generally don’t accept projects for website designing, but I can recommend my clients some talented web designers depending upon their needs and specifications of the project.
This is a work in progress list and I shall be adding answers to more questions in near future. If you have anything that is not covered above then you can contact me. I shall be more than happy to answer your questions.