Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
When we charge by the hour, there is no minimum. Meaning, if it takes us 5 minutes to update your website, we charge for 5 MINUTES. Most of the time, we operate on a flat system. Logos are $150, business card designs are $40, etc. You'll always have an idea of how much it'll cost before we start your project.
What types of customers have you worked with?
It used to be taking photographs and designing logos for home builders. In the last few years, the shift has been to web design and print ads.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
JTKreative loves doing work for non-profits. We recently did a logo and site for Gonzales Dog Adoptions (www.GonzalesDog.org) and the Oklahoma GSP Rescue (www.okgsp.org). We kept it very inexpensive and neither was a big a big money maker for us. However, sometimes it's about more than making money. If we can help a non-profit organization by keeping some costs down for them, then the project is a winner for us. The more money they save, the more money that can go into their mission. That makes us feel good.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look around. Price it. Look for hidden costs. How's the quality? Is a logo really worth $500 or will a $150 one work? Are they forcing you to use them to print your projects or photos? Do you have to host with them? JTKreative doesn't host websites or print projects/photos. Other people can do it cheaper and it allows us to concentrate on your creative needs. We have, however, collected quite an extensive list of affordable web hosts and print shops since 2004.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We love a good cause. As we've stated before, we started this business to help out smaller business by providing inexpensive branding and advertising services. That's our cause. We LOVE non-profits. If you are a non-profit and you need website or design help, please let us know. We'll save you even more money - money that can go back into your cause.