FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. WHY SHOULD I HIRE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER?
Chances are you are already paying somebody to design. Its not on their job description and it probably shouldn't be. Its cheaper than you might think to hire a professional. I wrote a brief reasoning on this topic here.1.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD LOGO?
A good logo is distinctive, appropriate, practical, versatile, simple in form, and conveys an intended message. A logo’s intent is to identify not explain. Think of a logo as a signature of an organization, not a description. Car logos don’t need to have cars or restaurant logos need food. A good logo will look good on a stamp or a billboard, in black and white or in color.

  1. WHAT TYPE OF FILES WILL BE GIVEN?
In most cases a PNG and a JPEG. PSDs(Photoshop Documents) can be provided upon request. I do not provide Ai vector files.

  1. HOW DOES BUILDING A LOGO WORK?
First you tell me of any ideas you have for the design and I do my best to conceptualize that in a classy design. Then I will build 2-3 concepts based upon your need. You will look at the concepts and make changes up to 2 times for the particular design. After the second revision, hourly charges will be incurred. (Don’t worry, I will notify you before that ever happens.)

  1. WHAT IF I DO NOT LIKE THE DESIGNS I GET?
Payment covers the original 2-3 concepts. If you want all new concepts that is a new fee for starting over. You are paying me for my time, ideas, and my consultation during design. With that in mind my number one goal is client satisfaction.
Remember that time you bought the movie ticket and didn’t care for the film too much?

  1. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Turnaround on designs is less than a week. In most cases my turn around time for a design is 2-3 days. Websites take a little longer and depend on how quick my clients provide me with copy. A website can normally be built out in 1-2 weeks.

  1. HOW IS PRICING AND INVOICING HANDLED?
I use Paypal for all payments and invoicing. I can accept cash or checks but it normally slows down the process a bit. You do not not need a paypal account, you can pay via credit or debit card.

  1. WHAT IS A RESPONSIVE WEBSITE?
A responsive website changes its appearance and layout based on the size of the screen the website is displayed on. Responsive sites can be designed to make the text on the page larger and easier to read on smaller screens. They can also be configured to make the buttons on the phone's screen easier to press. When you have a responsive website, it eliminates the need for a mobile site because when your site is displayed on a mobile device it will have app like functionality.

  1. WHAT IS COPY?
Copy refers to the content you want duplicated on your publication, design, or website. Copy should be proofed before it comes to my inbox. Fortunately for my clients, I do not write content. With that being said, you will need to provide all the info in an email or a word processing file such as word or pages.

  1. WILL I BE ABLE TO MANAGE THE CONTENT ON MY WEBSITE?
The short answer is no. Content management is something that is difficult to pull off if you are not a developer. A lot of people I run into have a difficult time managing their content and often times mess up the coding in their site. I offer an extremely competitive hourly rate for content management. Many of my clients need small changes from time to time and it is less expensive than they think. You will probably pay just as much or more for a CMS (content management system) site than you would to hire me to make changes from time to time. I can customize monthly management packages depending on your needs and budget.

  1. WILL MY SITE SHOW UP IN GOOGLE?
There are several things that contribute to SEO(Search Engine Optimization). There are some things I can do in the development of the site to contribute, but if you want to have top results you will need to pay google for keywords. It’s not incredibly expensive, in fact I use it myself. The beauty of it is that you set your budget and you only pay for clicks.

  1. DO YOU OFFER PRINTED MATERIALS?
I sure do, contact me for prices!
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