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In general terms, graphic design is the process and art of combining text and graphics and communicating an effective message in the design of logos, graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs, and any other type of visual communication.
Today’s graphic designers use desktop publishing software and techniques to achieve their goals.
With training or experience as a visual communicator and problem solver, a graphic designer will combine your content with elements, colour, typography, shape and balance to create a finished communications piece for your business or organisation. They will work with you to explore different options or design directions to solve your particular communications challenge.
A graphic designer will also prepare the ‘mechanical requirements’ of your finished piece and prepare it to the specifications of a printer, magazine, web host, television studio or any other output medium, to ensure trouble-free output of a final finished product (such as a printed flyer or a web site).
We use original versions of industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro.
We don’t create artwork in software such as Word, Excel and Publisher, instead we just tolerate these file types and work with them as best we can 🙂
We have the following type of billing depending on your requirements:
a) Net Price – per-project price, predetermined at the start of the project or
b) Hourly rated – billed according to the time utilised (This suits most). Clients are updated regularly on their project by our time-log and status reports.
c) Estimated – We often price jobs based on an estimated time to completion and quote a maximum price and are kind enough to invoice less if it take less time to complete.
We offer a FREE, no-obligation quotation process and are very flexible and can work within any budget you may have available.
We do not believe in disappointing anybody with any form of hidden cost. It is our policy to be transparent at all times.
We do not believe in disappointing anybody with any form of hidden cost. It is our policy to be transparent with our clients with all costs itemised prior to the start of any project. You are notified of any changes and adjustments that may come to light along design process, or if the brief changes after work commences. Work only progresses once you have agreed to any changes and its clear to us that you wish to proceed.
Depending on the project type, some items that are typically quoted separately include:
- Purchase of stock photography or illustrations
- Web domain registration
- Web hosting fees
Many of our clients are small companies and individuals and we specialise in working to their budget and often offer more than the initial investment. All work is kept in-house in our low running cost studio.
We always try our best to match or beat most like for like quotes but there are certain circumstances where we are not able to as some suppliers will cut corners such as printing on substandard equipment, use cheaper materials and finishing or sub-contract out to another country which often results in reduced quality and an increased delivery time. This can also cause problems if the job doesn’t go to plan.
Great design work is often compromised by budget printing, if you have spent considerable time and money on designing stationery, brochures or catalogues, the designers work can be quickly undone by cutting corners in print. Under specified cheap or thin materials, lack of application of a sealing varnish, printing full colour on single colour presses and visa versa are all typical ways a printer can reduce the costs on a job, in most cases you get what you pay for and if its cheap the chances are it will look that way once its completed and too late.
If you are not happy, then we are not happy. We trust our work will speak for itself and your satisfaction will be assured.