I specialise in designing graphics and websites for creatives or small businesses.
The first thing I will ask for are some links of websites or logos you like. This can give me a real insight into the style of work you are drawn to.
We start by talking, zoom is easiest for me so I can get a better idea about the kind of things you like and we can share screens. I’ll ask you what you expect a website to do for you, or what you need from any promotional graphics. I’ll ask about your target audience and your timescale and if you have a budget to stick too. We will talk about how involved you want to be with your website when it is launched and discuss what you might need in terms of tuition if you want to maintain and edit it yourself.
I’ll get back to you quickly with a quote with my recommendations, an estimation of the time I’ll need to complete the work and a quote.
When you commission me to work for you I’ll get a shell of a website or draft versions of graphics to you quickly so you can see how it might look and adapt it if you want. It is a lot easier to make decisions about something you can see.
I charge £70 an hour for everything from meetings, graphic design, hand painted work and website development.
For teaching groups my day rate is £250, half day rate £150.
I use an invoicing system called Paymo that lets me track time for each project in minutes. Each time entry is rounded up to the nearest ten minutes which allows for time spent emailing back and forth which I don’t track.
Invoices are sent out by my credit controller at the start of each month for the previous month.
Invoice terms are 28 days but please just talk to me if you need to pay in installments.
Typical costs of a website
For a responsive website that works well on all screen sizes with integrated social media and a mailing list allow anything upwards of £600. The more organised you are, the more cost effective I can be.
You will need to purchase:
- A domain name – allow £10 a year but you will find special offers for your first year
- Hosting – from £5 to £15 a month depending on the platform
You will need to provide:
- Written content
I can source stock images for you if you need me to. The clearer your idea is in your head, the quicker it is for me to turn it into website reality and it costs you less because I don’t have to faff around so much and we don’t have to do so much going backwards and forwards with ideas.
If you want to be more hands on
If you want to design your own website, or get stuck along the way I can provide either tailored tuition that gets right to what you need to know, and/or I can do bits of your site for you.
Don’t know what you want?
I offer a free half hour consultancy and I’m generous with my knowledge in that time. Please get in touch if you would like to talk.