Introduction: My name is Alyssa Ray and I'm an interior designer based out of Wicker Park/Ukranian Village. I received my training from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also have a background as a jewelry designer. I do commercial, residential and restaurant design.
This is what to expect when working with me:
1. Free phone consultation
This will be a time for us to talk on the phone and chat about your project. I always make sure that you've seen my portfolio at this point because it's really important that our taste is aligned. If you feel like this might be a good partnership, we can either schedule an on-site consultation or we can jump right in and move forward with the contract.
2. On-site consultation (cost: $200)
This is a time for us to get to know each other and discuss your project at length. We will discuss your design goals and the possible changes we will make to your space. I will give you some ideas as we tour the space and we will dive into your design style so that I can understand your taste better.
I charge a 50% retainer up front based on the estimated number of hours needed for your project. For those who want to ease into this working relationship, I can begin by billing you for ten hours and then bill you for the remaining remaining retainer fee once we run out of time. As I get near the end of those hours, I will notify you and will then bill you for the remaining half. If we do end up going over the estimated time needed, I will bill you for those extra hours needed to complete your project.
Tasks performed for your project will include: creating a 3D model/design concept/moodboards for your space, sourcing furnishings, sourcing inspirational images, all project related management, correspondance and meetings with you the client, contractors and any individual involved in the project, shopping and the like. Travel time is billed at half the hourly rate. I accept Venmo, Cash App, Zelle & Stripe (if you want to use your credit card).
Also, I will keep a detailed log of time spent on your project and will share those details with you as the project progresses.
4. Moving forward
Should you choose to move forward, I will send you a contract and the invoice for the retainer. Once those are signed and paid we are all set to move forward! For most projects, I will begin by recreating your space using 3D modeling and will convey my plans and ideas using that format. We will work together on Pinterest (for imagery) and organize ourselves via Trello.
If this sounds appealing to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I look forward to speaking with you!