AD | Atelier + Design
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- Juliet p.
My experience with Alicia has been a blessing. She had an emergency painting for a client when another artist fell through and I was happy to step in. When she came to my studio she suggested we bring several paintings of mine to the client. She was able to sell another large piece which made the whole experience worth while and I was compensated very well for my efforts and time. I would work with her again a hundred times over. Her professionalism, hard work and knowledge are nothing short of greatness!Dec 31, 2020
- James G.
Amazing, high quality design.Dec 31, 2020
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?MY HOURLY RATE AND HOW IT’S BILLED I typically work on an hourly rate at $100 per hour, but flexible- depending on how technical the process. I charge $50 per hour for drive time when traveling outside of the parameters of the Sarasota area for any reason. FLAT FEES I propose flat fees where I feel like they are appropriate. After our initial meeting ($250 in your home or on-site), I determine the way to bill for your project and that is detailed in your Agreement. I sometimes propose hybrid-type agreements if there is some question about the parameters of the scope. For remodeling design work, you should take into account that my fee would be between 8-12% of the overall cost. That's the budget that your contractor will start their part of the job with, not the budget you have at the beginning of the design process, as wants and needs often change as we go along. Example: $150,000 construction cost - $15,000 design fee, approximately. Any flat fee or percentage-based fee is estimated for design and design plans only, not the procurement of any goods or site visits after construction has started.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?THE AGREEMENT After our initial meeting and we all want to proceed on to the next step, I write up a Letter of Agreement, where I describe the services you are requesting and detail the payments required, etc. After you sign that, via SignNow, for a digital signature or in person, and make the first design fee payment, we can get started. Flat fees are detailed with parameters as noted in the Agreement. The minimum project design fee is $3,000, no matter how small the job. This amount is generally for a single room design, like a master bath. It could be more, however, depending on the scope of work, size of the room, and any adjacent rooms affected. After a construction project is started, site visits are always done additionally by the hour or as a bundle. Once a week is usually typical to help us keep tabs on things with a good contractor managing your job. We strongly encourage our clients to keep us involved this way, as that's the best way to ensure the integrity of the design is achieved. Site visits are defined as unscheduled visits done at our convenience, to check on the job. These are not onsite meetings. Onsite meetings are done at the regular hourly rate. ONE TIME CONSULTATIONS AND OTHER OPTIONS One-time consults can be fit in and I welcome those when my schedule permits. Inquire to find out how our in-home and on-line consultations work. All consultations are paid upfront, prior to the meeting. If I cannot take on your project or I find it might fit better with another designer, I urge you to peruse the ASID TGCC website for many qualified designers in our area.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a BFA in Fine Art and have been working as an art broker and art curator for 16 years. In 2017 I opened Ipseity Art Design, an art design firm curating and designing residential and commercial spaces with fine art, furnishings, and lighting. After working with interior design firms intermittently for another 4 years, I opened AD | Atelier + Design to combine my fine art, curating, and design expertise. I am also a judge for the ACA awards, also known as the “Academy Awards for Art,” helping artists get their work in front of art-industry professionals such as interior designers, art galleries, private art collectors, and corporate collections. Most recently, I finished the Interior Architecture program at UC Berkeley in 2020.