What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Phone call, Skype or FaceTime introduction. Client gives a general description of work required if client needs a face-to-face meeting I will accommodate. Once everything is clear we can work via phone, email and other online methods of communication and delivery.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a graduate of California College of Arts, Oakland 1970. I completed the Multimedia Studies Program SFSU. I have worked in mid- management for software companies as well as have done consulting work for some.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
It all depends on the scope of work. As a baseline...I charge $300 for 10 custom template driven slides with two revisions for Keynote slides. For graphic work I charge $35-50 depending on complexity.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I used all my own designs and presentations when I worked at software companies. I have done hundreds of presentations in my career.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Individuals for personal presentations, big lifetime events
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I did a brochure for Bird Rescue Sanctuary in Sonoma and a Vacation Rental Brochure. Two weeks.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be very specific. Think out your plan ahead of time and organize your thoughts. Need good communication.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How many people are making decisions
Concept, samples, ideas
Working style, what works best