The steps to creating great design –
Creating great design doesn’t just happen. Like most things worth putting time into, there are specific set of steps designers use to make your project successful. In almost every project we work on together, this is the process to expect:
- First Meeting – An opportunity to listen and take notes. What are your needs and expectations?
- Proposal – A written report with scope, timeline and price customized to the client’s needs.
- Review and Research – An in-depth analysis of the client – that’s you, competition, target market and more.
- Brainstorming – Ideas for concept, color, fonts, photography, etc.
- Design Concepts – Three to four sets for the first review.
- Review with Client – You view the concepts and give feedback.
- Changes and Revisions – Final adjustments are made, color options decisions are completed and examples are built for final presentation.
- Final Presentation – The final design is completed and signed off.
- Deliverables – The final design is prepared in multiple file formats, prepared for print and web and any other needs for the specific client.
- Brand Management Reference Guide – A custom guide built as a reference for the client.
How do I get started?
Now that you know how the process works – let’s get moving. First send me your contact information and description of your project using the contact form. Choose items most relevant and add details if you like. Most important – let me know how you prefer to communicate – email, phone, skype, or text.
I will call you and set up a time to meet and then send you a welcome packet.
Let’s chat over virtual (or real) coffee!
That first meeting is our chance to introduce ourselves and discuss your project. Please reserve at least 45 minutes to ask and answer questions. I want to hear your story, learn your goals and expectations of your business and get a feel for your design style. I’ll share my story too!
After our discussion you’ll get a proposal for your customized project. You review, send me your questions or comments, then when we agree to work together all you have to do is sign it and send in the deposit and that’s when the fun begins.
What else do I need to know?
My favorite form of communication is email – and I tend to add exclamation points to almost every sentence!!