What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Everything is dependent on the project. Once we chat about what you're wanting to have done, I can give you a quote and we can go from there.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
It depends on the project- for a logo design I like to talk to my client about their business, vision, and overall style and look they're hoping to achieve so I can better serve them. Then I'll create a few "rough draft" logo designs to look at together and tweak it until it's perfect. For website design, I've created a quick, editable PDF project planning guide that I ask my clients to complete prior to our start date. That way we can both be on the same page and ready to do all that has to be done. No matter the project, I always make it known that this is a team effort, and that my client will be informed and involved every step of the way.
Feel free to check out my "Work With Me" and my "FAQ" pages on my website for a more in-depth explanation of how the process works.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been doing all types of art my whole life- whether it be canvases or jewelry or graphic design. I also studied graphic design in my undergrad along with psychology and Spanish. All three of these fields combined have been very beneficial to me in running a business.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
As I stated previously, I've always loved art. I've been doing anything and everything creative I could get my hands on since I was a little girl. I feel very fortunate that my love for art is now helping me in my career.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with all types of people- from musicians to construction workers to boutique owners. This past year I worked primarily with female entrepreneurs.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I really enjoyed designing business cards for a client of mine that just opened up a bohemian clothing boutique. Her style was very funky and we had a blast designing (in our opinion) THE coolest business cards. They were unique and different and something I'm very proud of.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Communicate. If you don't like something, speak up. If you love something, speak up. Communication is crucial and the more we know about you, the better the end result will be.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It's always important to get to know the style of your designer to ensure that you two are a good match. Also make sure to ask any questions regarding the timeline for the project, pricing, and how payment works. It's always good to be clear to make sure everyone's on the same page.