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The fairest way to charge for my work is to charge for my time. My Day rate is £135 a day 9:30-4:30

Before I start work on your request I require you to pay a non-refundable deposit ( 25% ), this will be taken off your final bill.

Any designs that I send during this time will have a permanent watermark on them. Once final payment has been received I’ll send the designs watermark free.

FREELANCER VS AGENCY

A growing number of my clients prefer using a freelance graphic designer for hiring a design agency – and this is due to a few main benefits. The biggest benefit being that the work delivered by a skilled freelance designer (with agency experience) can be exactly the same as you’d get from a top branding agency but at a fraction of the price – because a freelancer has fewer overheads. You also get to work much more closely with your designer, instead of relaying everything through an account manager.

MY APPROACH

Each project I work on is an opportunity to do some amazing work that connects with the intended audience and brings increased success to the client.

Every mark has to have a purpose. Each individual element of your design should be necessary, not indulgent.

I always follow a strategic approach; identify your brand’s strengths and weaknesses, get to know your company culture, research your audience, your competition, and the current market.

ONE CLEAR MESSAGE

My focus is on conveying your message graphically, in as simple a way as possible. Less is more. Whatever the purpose of the advertising the campaign I ensure that it is both intelligently conceived and beautifully executed.

Initial Brief Document

Transparent, affordable rates

The fairest way to charge for my work is to charge for my time. £135 a day 9:30-4:30. All quotes I issue are itemised showing what I’m going to deliver and how long it will take. Obviously, quotes are based on estimates of the time required to complete each task of the project, so it’s crucial that I have as much information as possible about the project in advance in order to provide an accurate timescale and quote. I prefer not to issue fixed price quotes for projects I estimate to be under 20 hours, as it makes more sense to just invoice for the hours these smaller projects have taken once completed.

YOUR BUDGET MATTERS

I’ll always try to find a way to help keep within your budget. That doesn’t mean cutting corners, it simply means providing solutions in the shortest possible time that maximises your returns.

PAYMENT/ DEPOSIT

Before I start work on your request I require you to pay a non-refundable deposit ( 25%), this will be taken off your final bill. Any designs that I send during this time will have a permanent watermark on them. Once final payment has been received I’ll send the designs watermark free. However, work doesn't start on a project until the initial deposit has been received.

FINAL PAYMENT

Once your work or branding is finalised the final work delivered, and a final invoice issued.

PAYMENT METHODS

I accept bank transfers including international and bill in GBP sterling.

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Revisions

This really depends on the project type. For branding projects, I generally include up to 4 logo revisions once a concept has been chosen, with print and websites there’s a bit more leeway. Once the site is up on a staging environment for you to view you can request changes – any revisions that become excessive (take more than a day) are charged at an hourly rate with a pre-defined cap (although that very rarely happens).


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