Added Value with Every Project

When I’m working on a project, I don’t just send a final design and leave it at that…

Instead, I provide my clients with as much extra value as possible. Every project is different, of course, and your specific needs will vary, so here’s a selection of what can I offer my clients, when providing creative solutions for Logo Design, Branding, Style Guides and Marketing Asset Design Plans:

Logo Design

1. A full consultation

This will help me gain a strong understanding of your business, target market, aesthetic preferences, professional aims and expected applications. I can then provide you with an accurate and detailed quote.

2. My 67-page eBook

My eBook, ‘Logo & Branding Design – 14 Steps to Success’, will walk you through the process of creating a great logo and branding concept for your business.

3. Icon/Image (form and styling)

Often the main component of a logo design, from a simple 2D icon made of geometric shapes and lines, to a fully developed illustration, employing a range of traditional and digital techniques.

4. Font selection

These will be chosen based on your business’s desired image and, from there, we’ll be able to narrow down the options, resulting in the perfect selection of fonts for your logo design and tagline.

5. Bespoke logo text

I can adapt an existing font to make it work better with your logo, or I can create bespoke lettering from scratch, to become a unique element of your business’ brand and styling.

6. Colour options

I provide a range of choices when it comes to selecting the right combination of colours for your logo design. All of them are picked to suit the design and for the feelings you wants to portray to your customers.

7. Multiple layouts

I provide a number of alternative arrangements with various positional relationships between the three main logo elements; icon/image, text and tagline. You may then choose one or more of these for different purposes.

8. Avatars

I also offer alternative ‘shorthand’ design options, compressing your logo into a smaller space, using initials rather than the full business name, for example – which can then be used as square avatars for social media sites, etc.

9. Favicons

A favicon is the miniature logo you’ll find in the tab of your browser, just above the website itself. These are invaluable for helping your visitors to find your site among multiple tabs open in their browser.

10. Proofs

I provide a series of comprehensive sub-proofs at each stage of the logo design process, with 3 full design proofs and 2 sets of changes. You’ll examine each proof and give me your feedback, amendments, ideas and suggestions.

Please see my Logo Design Packages for more information

Branding Design

1. A full consultation

Having successfully completed your logo design, we’re now in a strong position to begin creating your branding design. Once we both have a strong impression of what we’re trying to achieve for your new brand, I’ll be able to proceed.

2. FREE 67-page e-book

For those clients who already have a completed logo design, and who now need a comprehensive branding solution, my eBook offers practical tips and advice, with helpful exercises, resources and action sheets to guide you.

3. Styling plan

Whether inspired by the styling of your logo, or the creation of a contrasting style, your branding will be an evolution that will complement your logo and your content. I will provide a written plan, detailing the approach I’ll be taking.

4. Colour Palettes

I’ll draw inspiration from your logo, providing you with various related shades or just a selection of specific colours I feel would be a good choice. There’s also a range of colour wheels and charts you can reference in my eBook.

5. Font selection

Fonts for your branding must be chosen to fulfil all the roles required to complete your brand’s overall aesthetic, complementing your logo’s design, while also being perfectly legible at the appropriate sizes.

6. Assets

Assets may include online ads, social media covers, printed flyers, course materials, banners, brochures, documents, e-book cover art, CD or DVD inlays… the list goes on…

I will produce 5 assets of your choice, beginning with the one you feel is most vital to your business. These assets will be available for you to use immediately upon the completion of each one.

The process of designing these assets will result in the creation of all the design elements required to produce any and all future assets you may need.

7. Proofs

Throughout the design process, you will receive a series of proofs. In addition to the written styling plan, colour palettes and fonts, some of which may require a couple of rounds of sub-proofs in order to narrow down the favourites, I will also provide three full proofs for each asset.

Take a look at my Branding Design Packages for further details

Style Guide Design

1. A full consultation

Producing your 5 assets will have naturally given rise to an assortment of Brand Elements, which will then be available during the creation of all your future assets.

The role of your Style Guide is to give those Brand Elements cohesion, bringing them all together in order to facilitate the consistent design of marketing materials that will effectively represent your business’ brand identity.

The relationships between Brand Elements will be the main topic of discussion during the consultation about your Style Guide.

2. Multi-page document

Your Style Guide will consist of multiple pages, detailing all your brand elements, how and where they are to be applied and what kind of styling and arrangement options may be employed in order to produce any number of assets.

Here are some of the elements that will be included within your Style Guide:

– Page Structure Elements

– Foreground Object Elements

– Text Elements

– Background Object Elements

3. Supporting Materials

To accompany the main document of your Style Guide, there will be a number of items you’ll need to complete the package.

These include essential components of your brand identity, such as fonts, colour palettes, logos, foreground and background images, textures, etc.

Everything will be bundled up together into a single ZIP file, making it easy to share with any third party who may be producing assets on your behalf, which need to adhere to your business’s visual identity.

4. Proofs

As with all the design projects I work on, I may provide you with a series of proofs, some early on in the process to ensure that you’re happy with the direction your Style Guide is taking.

Then, when we’re both confident that all is going well, I’ll proceed with the rest of the document and send you the first full proof, which you can check and get back to me with any changes you’d like me to make.

Applying those changes will result in Proof #2, which you can, then, double-check, just in case there’s anything that was missed the first time.

That’s why I always offer three full proofs with every project; to ensure the final design is complete and free of errors upon completion.

View my Style Guide Design Packages to learn more

Marketing Design Plans

1. Huge savings

When you sign up for one of my monthly plans, you’ll instantly be saving a ton of cash.

All my standard prices for individual items are slashed by 1/3, so at the very least you’ll save £250 – and you could save as much as £750 per month, depending on your chosen plan.

2. A simple process

From start to finish, I’ve made the whole process as simple as possible…

In order to make the process of choosing your monthly Assets as straightforward as possible, I have devised a simple points system, assigning a certain number of points for each type of Asset and each of the 3 Tiers available on my monthly plan has an allotted number of points.

Once you’ve signed up to a design plan, just select the assets you want from the Asset Combination List and provide me with all the necessary content, including text and images, in a separate email for each asset.

We’ll arrange a video call to discuss the details of each asset you’ve requested and I’ll get started on your designs. The proofing process will be the same as for every other project I work on, with 3 full proofs and 2 sets of changes as standard.

3. Assets

As there are so many assets a business could require for their marketing purposes, I have grouped these into the following 4 categories, in order to make the process of choosing your monthly assets as straightforward as possible:

Category ‘A’ – Single-sided Items (1pp) – 5 Points

Category ‘B’ – Double-sided Items (2pp) – 7 Points

Category ‘C’ – Up to 6-page Items (3-6pp) – 10 Points

Category ‘D’ – Up to 16-page Items (7-16pp) – 20 Points

Various combinations of Assets A, B, C and D are included with each Marketing Design Plan Tier. For assets with over 16 pages, I have two more categories, which need to be quoted on an individual basis:

Category ‘E’ – Up to 32-page items (17-32pp) – 30-39 Points

Category ‘F’ – 33 pages and above (33pp+) – 40+ Points

4. Three Tiers

There are 3 Tiers of Marketing Design Plans available for you to choose from; Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each Tier offers a range of asset combinations, bundled into a single monthly payment, depending on which Tier toy choose. For instance…

Tier 1: Bronze, with 25 Points, allows for between 2 and 5 assets, for £500 per month, with 8 combinations available, saving you £250 if you’d had the designs created at my standard rate…

Tier 2: Silver gets you 50 Points, and has 35 asset combinations of between 3 and 10 Assets each month, offering you more flexibility in your options, for just £1000 per month, providing a saving of £500!

And there’s even more variety with Tier3: Gold, in which 75 Points means you have access to 97 different asset combinations, offering between 5 and 15 Assets for £1500 per month, saving you a huge £750 every month!

5. Flexibility

Whichever Tier you choose, it will allow you a certain amount of flexibility when it comes to choosing which marketing assets you need over the course of any given month. I have created a comprehensive list of all the possible combinations available for each Tier, which can be downloaded here:

Download Asset Combination List

Some of the combinations will use up all your monthly allotment of Points, while others will be a little below the threshold – in which case your remaining points will rollover to the following month, for you to use as you see fit.

There are also a few combinations which will go over your monthly limit by 1 point, which will be deducted from the following months available points. You can even top-up your points whenever you want, should you decide you need more assets that month.

6. High quality you can depend on

Due to my many years of experience as a graphic designer and my extensive knowledge of marketing methods and their application in the design process, you can safely rely on me to turn out great-looking and functional marketing assets for every project.

Each one will be crafted to draw your customer’s eye to your content, so that you can get your message across in the most effective way possible.

Please have a browse through my Marketing Asset Design Plans to find out more