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Terra Firma Graphics-Susan Gurga - Lic.#98928 within hours.
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How does your service stand out?
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Please send your email address and a phone # in your inquiry to me through Thumbtack. Expect a Pay Pal email bill from me to your email address to retain my services before I begin work, should you choose me. When I receive your Retainer Fee payment (takes a few minutes) I start the work! Thorough proof reading is done before the finalized printing. Assembly of your cards are carefully done by hand. *Addressing & Mail-Out Services are available for Wedding Suites upon your request.*Your weding list stays100% confidential. Otherwise, all finished cards will be shipped to your shipping address.
Collecting your Retainer Fee-* Faster Paying via Pay Pal billing sent to you.
Video Calling to meet online if you're located out of state-
Professionalism, quality and experience with versatile custom designs,
variety of graphic design, advertising and marketing *Thank you for viewing my portfolio!
Wedding Suites- Start at $550 and can go up to $3,000. depending on the Design and Quantity of Cards needed & Types of Cards within the Suite- Wedding Invites, RSVP's, Matching Envelopes, Wedding Programs, Table Placement Cards, Accomodations-Directions-Map Cards, Menus, Thank You Cards- *Absolutely No Refunds (*only under exceptional circumstances; a family death, illness)
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
Meeting new people and communicating how to connect with news and media.
I like comming out and traveling to people by setting up my newspaper kiosks at various events, stores and farmer's markets, offering the lowest promotional rates.
I like selling Graphic Design concepts and creating branding-logo identification from start to finish. I like selling ad space in the newspaper- Quarter of a pg./ Half pg. and full page ad spaces for advertisers.
Wedding Announcements in the Newspaper-
This person reached out to me on Thumbtack and asked me to leave her a review before I even had a chance to read her messages. We hadn't communicated whatsoever and she marked herself as being hired by me. I questioned that in a polite way and she never responded. It was a very weird experience.
Apr 13, 2017
Appologies. I got you mixed up with another client. No worries. If you're
still interested my door is always open.
Mar 21, 2015
Susan, just wanted to pass along remarks made by ad reps at the expo last night, that you were enthusiastic, professional, and did a great job! Hope you got a bunch of sales, send em on over when you've got them ready to go.
Apr 13, 2017
My pleasure, I love working with the Sentinel.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
*Video Calling for folks located out-of-state. Let's set up a time to Video Conference!
Set up a personal meeting to discuss a graphic design/ or and printing needs.
Sometimes I can help via online correspondence- depending on the needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
B.S.Degree- Graphic Design - San Jose State University
A.A.Degree- Cabrillo College
Scholarship- I studied in Italy
Many years of designing for clients-
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I'm trained for $80 per hr. But I like to work within a clients budget and if it means
less pay, I'm fine with that. So don't hesitate to ask for my graphic services.
I love to Design and Create! Customer Satisfaction is my priority.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been creating and designing for clients for many years.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with all types of customers, even foreign and in different languages, from
accross the globe and within the United States.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Santa Cruz Sentinel Newspaper; Print Hard Copy & E-edition with
iPad hook-ups- Circulation Dept. for over 30 years experience
of Subscription Promotional Sales covering all area districts using kiosks, promotional gifts, and promo. lower rates beating standard high rates offered from our office.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Advice: Go with someone who helps meet your graphic needs and really understands
the graphic field: both digitally and "old school."
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Look for client feed-back and recomendations. THAT really helps a client gain confidence and trust while investing money for their end desired result.