Monthly Design Service
WHY CHOOSE A RETAINER PROGRAM?
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 peace of mind as they are perfect for those who know they will need design services throughout the year.
The retainer fee covers almost ALL of our services, without having fluctuating job costs. This includes graphic design, print design, *web design updates, social media design, email marketing, and more! The fee is paid upfront each month before work is ordered. We will block out the schedule at 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, but it’s also more efficient for all involved.
It's like having us on staff, without the worry of eating all the breakroom snacks.
Monthly Service Details
3-month minimum commitment. At the end of 3 months, we will re-evaluate 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 for the projects worked and the 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, 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.
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LOOKING FOR A BRAND IDENTITY
OR WEB DESIGN PROJECT ?
Maybe you’re a small business beginning from scratch. Or maybe you’ve been around for many years, and you’re wondering whether you should update your existing brand identity. After all, it’s gotten you this far! Is it worth investing in better design?
For businesses that get all their customers from neighborhood referrals—and they’re satisfied with that—it’s probably not worth it. Think of plumbers, mechanics, or dentists. As long as their service is great, nobody minds if their visuals are less than stellar.
But if you’re in a competitive market or an industry where aesthetics can increase your revenue (think food and beverage, hospitality, fashion, financial services, health, and wellness, etc.), you can benefit from the work of an identity designer. You might need a brand refresh if your mission has shifted, your audience has changed, or you have new competition. Maybe you’ve got a nagging feeling that your old identity design looks dated.
Great design could help you:
Customers are drawn to attractiveness and a company that clearly gets them..
Even if you’re new, there’s no need to look like you launched yesterday. The right brand identity design can suggest stability and longevity.
Strong identity design differentiates you from the other choices. You stick in customers’ minds.
When your design fits your company and is associated with a good experience, customers form a lasting emotional connection.
Social Media Management
& Email Marketing
LET'S GROW TOGETHER.
We believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well. While we no longer need to convince people of the importance of establishing a social presence, we do need to stress the importance of formulating a social media strategy. Our social media team creates a social plan specific to your business and your business goals.
We will develop a social media strategy that is active instead of reactive, strategic instead of tactical, and we’ll develop an engaging online persona for your company. As we take on managing your social media accounts, we will implement your social media strategy and schedule your posts in advance so that we can create a roadmap for success.
Nervous about blindly letting us drive the boat? We offer an approval system where you can go through and see exactly what we have scheduled out for 2-4 weeks in advance. There you can suggest changes and make comments to ensure that we stay on the same page.
GROWING YOUR EMAIL LIST
A curated email list is an incredible tool to build your business. Relying solely on third-party services like Facebook to reach your customers is not the only way to grow your followers. It's a great baseline for you to build content and followers, but in order to really develop a relationship with your base, email marketing is the step you need to take.
Our email marketing solutions are perfect for businesses looking to turn customers into brand loyalists. If you're looking to grow your bottom line, inbox marketing is the quickest and most cost-effective solution. Our team can help with MailChimp account setup, maintenance, email creation, and creativity. One of the things that we really enjoy about getting people signed up with a digital newsletter is that at the end of the day you OWN that list of contacts. The numbers are there, and people are looking for content in their inbox that brings them value. Those are your customers and they signed up for your newsletter because they are truly interested in what you have to say.
So how are you going to provide them value? That's where we come in!