Learn what not to do to make sure a project stays on track and on budget.
- Determining a budget for the project is important…to keep it on track.…I'd love to tell you a logo should cost x amount of dollars…and a website should be double x, but I can't.…Every client and project is unique.…There are variables of scope, usage, and client involvement.…If you ask a designer for a proposal and fees,…he or she can provide that.…But, I'll reiterate.…It saves time if you know your budget for…an identity package is $1,000 or $10,000.…
A good designer will take that number…and determine what can be done within it.…Some designers work with a project fee,…others charge hourly.…I prefer determining a project fee for both parties.…Hourly agreements tend to exceed the amount of…time everyone expects and become…an ongoing project with no end.…A good resource for design fees is…the Graphic Arts Guild Handbook…for Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.…This will list the type of project…and associated fee depending on type of industry…and size of the client's company.…
You might ask a designer how much he or she charged…
Sean Adams champions design internationally on behalf of his work with AIGA. Here he breaks down the walls between designers and clients so they can have a more collaborative and successful experience. There are whys and hows, dos and don'ts, and simple strategies for finding good partnerships, cooperating on designs, and negotiating fees, from both sides of the table. Plus, learn ways to gauge the return on investment and provide proof the design is working.
- Why hire a graphic designer?
- How do you find a graphic designer?
- How much do graphic design projects cost?
- How much should graphic designers charge?
- What are a graphic designer's responsibilities?
- How can a graphic designer prove a design is successful?