I’d like to help you get to know me, and the difference I bring to every design project I accept. Feel free to browse my FAQ – and drop me an email or give me a call with any questions. Thanks for stopping by!
Why should I hire you?
I put over a decade of design excellence behind every one of my projects. I take the time to listen, to get to know you and your business personality, and really think about what designs are going to suit you best.
When you trust me with your design work, I’m serious about quality. I don’t want a good design for you. I want a great design that fits into your total marketing and image plan, and furthers your business objectives.
Do I really need a professional designer?
First impressions count. And your designs – logos, brochures, web design and even your business cards – are frequently the first chance you get to make an impression.
What do you want that impression to say about you? That you take your business seriously enough to invest in it? Or that you wanted to cut time and costs by choosing something less professional – because your customers won’t see your choice just as a reflection of you… they’ll see it as a reflection of what they can expect from you in the way you will treat them.
So what do you think? Do you need a professional designer?
What kind of design work do you do?
I am a full service designer. I can create one logo, or an entire branding identity campaign. I offer expertise on the best design ideas for anything you want to put your name on, in any media you want to use.
No matter what the budget or scope of your project, you can count on me to find the best design solutions to get you noticed.
Can you copy designs?
I could. But when you make an investment in your business image, do you want to be part of the crowd – or do you want to own it?
If we want to find inspiration in certain colours, shapes, ideas, we can discuss it. But let’s make whatever we design for you be the thing other people are asking to copy!
What is your process… how do you design things?
The first thing I do is listen. I want you to tell me your vision, even if you don’t think you quite know what it is. I ask questions, and clarify your objectives for the design we are talking about, and how it fits into your overall plans.
Then I create. You’ll be my partner in the process, and we end up with a unique design that is amazing and completely original. Just like you. See my design process…
How long does it take?
It will depend on your specific project needs and my availability, and I can give you a much more specific timeframe if you give me a call. I don’t rush my creative process just to jam more work in, and I always give my current clients and their design projects my total attention.
But the sooner we start talking, the sooner we launch an amazing design for you!
Do you match prices with some of the online logo shops?
No. I don’t discount my quality to match theirs, either.
How do I pay you?
Preferably with money – I’ve found that magic beans don’t buy much!
After our initial consultation determines the scope and specifics of the project, and I’m ready to begin work, I require a 50% down payment by approved method. Once the project is final, the balance of payment is due before delivery of the final designs.
What if I don’t live close to you?
I actually already have a global network of clients. The beauty of technology is that it puts us in the same room even if we are on opposite sides of the country – or opposite sides of the globe. I can show you design work in virtual meetings and conduct the entire process from anywhere in the world. And if you ever visit my area of Australia, be sure to let me know so we can say “hello” the old fashioned way in person!
Do you do all the work?
Yes, 100% Originals. I will never outsource the creative process, and I don’t have a hidden bevy of faceless worker bees in a design sweatshop, churning out predictable designs. I am the one who consults with you, designs for you, and has a vested interest in your success. I put my name and reputation behind every design I create.
What if I need other services like printing?
I have a lot of professional contacts in many countries, and can help direct you to some reliable sources. Please visit Business Printing.
What does your work look like?
Here is a link to my online portfolio.
But my work looks like you – one of my key abilities is to help you determine who you are and who you want to be, and represent that in the perfect designs just for you.
What do you need from me to get started?
I need you to talk to me and complete my initial design brief. You may be totally sure of what you want and need, and what your budget is for the project. Or, you might be starting a business and need some guidance on building your brand identity the right way from the very beginning.
It all starts with communication between us – and it ends in a dynamic design for you!
What do I get?
That’s one of the benefits of working with me – I customise everything for you! We’ll make a comprehensive plan based on what you need, not what I offer. I can meet whatever objectives you need, including camera-ready artwork, digital copies of logos, and mock-ups of print materials and web designs.
If I don’t choose you, any tips on finding another designer?
Ask the designer for examples of his/her work. Find out if they specialise in one area or type of design, and if so, will it meet your needs. Ask if he/she will consult with you first to determine your overall image and branding and fit any new designs into that plan – or be able to create one for you if you are starting out or changing your image.
Most of all, feel comfortable that the designer you select will listen to you and work well with you. If you don’t click with the person right away, it might mean difficulty getting the designer to see your vision and meet your objectives.