Get to know our method for crafting beautiful, practical and profitable brands, blog designs and websites. The Design Process is an organized flow of activity between you and me, so that you know what to expect during our time together. Each step is meant to help you achieve your intentions for the design of your brand, so that it can support you in achieving your goals for your business. Prior to reading this Design Process, please be sure to read my Terms & Conditions. Thank you!
Part 1 : Getting To Know You
Any potential working relationship begins with proper introductions, so please fill out my Inquiry Form to get started. Your form will be reviewed within 24 to 48 hours (except weekends). Once I have gotten to know you and I assess that the design project you desire is a good fit for our design studio, then you shall receive an email from me with a Project Quote. This will indicate the price of the design job and its inclusions. If you approve of my Project Quote, you will need to email me your acceptance (A simple, “Yes! Let’s get started, Patricia,” will suffice).
Once I receive your acceptance email, I shall send you a contract to sign, and then invoice you for the downpayment of your design job order.
Part 2 : Getting Pretty - Visual Inspiration and Mood Board
This the fun part for a lot of clients!After you have made the down payment, I will send you the link to my Design Questionnaire, which you must fill out completely and in detail. You will also be asked to create a Pinterest board of your visual inspirations. This is a crucial step in the process.***
After you email me your completed Design Questionnaire, I will then email you back, indicating that I will begin working on your project. Upon processing your Design Questionnaire and Pinterest board, I will create a Mood Board based on your answers. A Mood Board provides the direction for your design project’s color palette and overall brand style.
Step 3: Getting Practical - The Design Phase
Once you approve the Mood Board, I will present you with two design concepts, which will be based on the factors you have outlined in the Design Questionnaire and the Mood Board. You will choose ONE (1) of these design concepts for me to further develop, along with your direction.
At this point, you will have three rounds of revision on your chosen design concept. Any other revisions in excess of the standard three rounds will be billed accordingly.
Step 4: Getting Fancy - The Approved Design & Turnover
The fourth and final step of our Design Process is the Final Design Proof and Payment of the Balance. This is when your design project finally meets your criteria and you are completely satisfied with it! I will create the final proof — the absolute and final design of your project — and send you your final balance via PayPal, which I request you pay in the most timely fashion. Once the Final Balance has been paid, I will complete the project: (a) install a blog/website/e-commerce theme; (b) prepare complete digital files for print/illustration; anything else we have agreed upon that I would deliver to you.
*** Now, some clients may need assistance at this point, so that they gather visual inspirations that are on-brand and strategic. If you need clarity and direction for your visual inspiration, Contact Me about my Brand Coaching partners who might be able to help you.