Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What experience do you bring?
I have a BA(Hons) degree in Graphic Design from Bath Spa University. I have worked as a graphic designer, artworker and illustrator for over 20 years in both the UK and Australia.

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What is your design process?
I work collaboratively with my clients. I listen to your requirements and then I will create a detailed brief along with you. From this collaborative brief, I can develop the initial concepts. I will email you PDFs regularly to gain your approval at various stages of the design process. At project completion, the finished artwork is created ready to be printed. It’s dispatched to the printer and delivered to you, or is ready to publish online.

 

Can you create a logo for my business?
Yes, for sure. But branding is much more than a logo. You’re creating a visual identity to show what your brand stands for and how you want to be perceived. You’ll need to consider where your logo will be used. Will it work online, on printed materials, on signage? I can help to guide you through this process.

 

Do you work with start-ups?
Yes, I really enjoy helping young businesses to get going. I have worked with many new start-up companies from candle-makers to carpenters, creating their visual identity and designing print and digital materials.

 

Can you create websites?
Yes, I built this site in WordPress and I could do a similar website for you. WordPress is recommended for its SEO and regular updates which increase site safety and security. It’s not as simple as creating a site though. For example, a site needs a host and to be updated regularly, but I can advise you on that.

 

How long do projects take?
There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to projects. Each design brief is bespoke and has its own time frame. If you have a specific deadline, I will do all I can to meet it. A project is complete once you and I are both happy with the outcome. I take immense pride in my work and I’m happy when you are happy.

 

Do you provide any other services?
I’m always happy to chat through your project requirements to determine how I can help. I can connect you to other incredible professionals who specialise in copywriting, digital content, social media, photography and more.

 

How much do you charge for designing?
As I mentioned above, all design projects are unique and I base my costs on the amount of time it will take. I always give an estimate of costs before we start. I’m able to keep my costs relatively low as I’m not a large design agency with huge overheads. You receive a quality one-to-one service from a creative designer who has worked for the best agencies in the world. My day rate is £300 and I record the time spent on each project meticulously.

 

How much do you charge for illustrating?
I charge the same rate for design work as for illustration. Again, each project is unique and will be priced accordingly. Costs may need to include fees for commercial/copyright licences and usage (depending on where it will feature).

 

Do you sell your illustrations?
Yes! You can see the ever-increasing collection of my illustrations at artofadventure.co.uk  and shop online. I  can also create bespoke commissions or personalised versions of my prints. Please drop me a line to chat through your requirements.