Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Graphic Design and Marketing
The real service we offer is based on your needs. We go beyond graphic design. Are you launching a business, looking for more clients, or offering a new service? We know how to market you and get the word out. We really offer only one service: marketing…but a lot can go into marketing.
We are a single source for your graphic design needs. Here is a sample of what we offer:
logo and corporate identity
HTML email campaigns
blog design and set-up
content management systems
Graphic layout, typographic layout, photo retouching, photography, illustration, color correction, HTML programming, Flash animation, website architecture, marketing planning, media placement, copywriting, e-Commerce development, PHP programming, print management, WordPress, Joomla, Constant Contact, Facebook.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Don't think a large firm with give you large service. You may be handled by a less experienced person. I am involved with every project we take on.
My advice would be to know what you are paying for.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. We've been in business since 1998. We are experts in print and web design.
Think about what you ultimate goal is. It's better to ask how you get more customers that just ask us to design a brochure. We can actually help you market your business. So just think about your ultimate goal.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like learning about our clients' needs and businesses. We have to get to know their industry and how to be successful in it. I like that because it make my job different with every client. I also like that clients get a fresh look at their business.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Home much does a project cost? I tell them how long I would spend on it and multiply the hours by $85.
How quick and I get a project back? I prefer to quickly turn around projects. We keep the energy up and get things done quickly.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. We are experts in marketing. I create designs based on business decisions and not just so it looks pretty. I am an expert on what you should say. That's always more important that what you want to say.
In the end, I defer to my clients since the projects are their projects...not my art projects.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I'm working with a start up financial firm. I told them that if they keep the revisions at a minimum and let me go, I can design their materials for a very low budget. He now has a logo, website, business card, Powerpoint, and two flyers. I don't want to say for how, low, but it was a good deal for him and fun for me.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am always researching and studying on the web. You have to be involved with several online communities to know what's going on. Since we do web design, we have to always be learning.