m2 Creative Design Done Differently
Responds within a day
Hired 10 times
Serves Akron, OH
12 years in business
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our pricing is contingent upon the size and scope of the project and what your needs are. The pricing structure is usually presented in three ways. If the client would like to implement the project by themselves, we put all the information into presentation boards with sources and working drawings and that is presented at a packaged price with 60 percent up front and 40 percent upon completion. If the client would like us to select all the sources and project manage the installation in it entirety we will charge a percentage over cost. If the client would like to use us as a "as need basis" then we would charge per hour, which is a flat rate of $45 an hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The process begins with an initial consultation. This gives the client the opportunity to meet us and see what the company has to offer. During the meeting, we review the client’s needs and desires concerning the space planning and design of their project. At m2 we believe that the designer-client relationship is one that requires trust and confidence, and we take pride in maintaining these core values in a comfortable atmosphere. Once we come to an agreement regarding fees and scheduling, a contract is signed for our professional services. The space is surveyed, photographed and measured, and we will schedule to meet with architects and/or builders if applicable. We also inventory and photograph existing furnishings to be cataloged accordingly for the project. Preliminary floor plans are prepared, and issues regarding specialty built-ins, cabinets and architectural details for interior spaces are reviewed. Initial furniture and finishes are selected. For the initial presentation, m2 gathers information and potential options for furnishings, fixtures, finishes, color choice and fabrics. Three unique concept boards are created, complete with photographs, samples, and corresponding floor plans, so that the client will have a better understanding of the direction of their project. This presentation leads to additional meetings where the designer and client narrow down the options until all of the components have been selected. Upon approval from the client, deposits are collected, contractors are scheduled and products are ordered. Our firm will oversee the project to completion to ensure our client’s satisfaction.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated from the University of Akron with a Clothing and Textiles degree, a Interior Design degree and a degree in Graphic Design. I have a masters of fine art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, architectural designer. I have grown up in a construction based background and unlike most designers I have a strong skill set in sequencing, coordinating, and managing a project from conceptual to completion m2 creative delivers a diversified skilled set which is dictated by my background and I embrace every challenge and enjoy every minute of it.