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Working with entrepreneurs and small to mid-size businesses who need a stronger brand design to reach the next level with focus on building identity systems.


We also realize companies have varying needs and offer multiple services below.


When you need ongoing, varied design services a retainer offers consistency and availability with an experienced designer, without the permanent commitment to payroll, HR and other employee expenses. It can offer a peace of mind as they are perfect for those who know they will need design services throughout the year. 

At One Eight Creative, we ensure you will have your own personal design consultant working with you. The retainer fee covers almost ALL of our services, without having the fluctuating job costs. This includes graphic design, print design, *web design updates, *social media design updates, video editing, and more! The fee is paid up front each month before work is ordered. We will block out the schedule with the appropriate time each month. This allows us to plan accordingly, which gives you the certainty of your project[s] priority without having to worry about what else is "in the queue" ahead of you. Not only does it make for a better client experience, it’s more efficient for all involved.


Simplified Accounting

You pay a set amount each month for the duration of the retainer contract.


Manageable Paperwork

Eliminate contracts to sign and multiple invoices to track on a per project basis. 


Discounted Rates

You get discounted rates compared to normal freelance fees. The more hours you commit, the lower the hourly rate. 

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No Overhead Costs

You get the access to a professional designer without the overhead associated with hiring a full time employee. 

It's like having us on staff, without the worry of eating all the breakroom snacks.


  • 3 month minimum commitment. At the end of 3 months, we will re-evalaute your program to ensure the number of hours are fitting your business needs. 

  • Each retainer includes a set number of hours each month. Overage in time will be billed at our current hourly rate of $120 per hour. If we are running close on hours hitting their threshold, we will let you know beforehand.

  • Unused hours will expire. They do not roll over each month as that would defeat the purpose of allocating retainer time each month for projects.

  • You will get a detailed invoice each month of the projects worked and hours allocated to them.

What type of services can be used in the Design Retainer program?

  • Graphic Design - logos for new products/services, icons, specials, and typography treatments, small projects

  • Design for Print Materials - sell sheets, ad design, brochure/catalog, flyers, banners, promos, etc

  • Digital Materials - Social Media graphics, Blog Banners, and other web elements

  • Web - content, graphics and web maintenance can be provided for select customers. 

  • Services do not include additional costs like additional fonts, ornate illustrations, stock photography & printing.

  • Additional services are available upon request. We can tailor a specific list if needed.

Interested in getting started?

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These projects usually require more information needed from a phone conversation. Please give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you.