Now that you’ve seen my portfolio and (hopefully) like what you see, review my process and approach to
determine if we’d be a good fit.
How to Work with Me (Please Do)
Inquiry & Initial Contact
We need to make sure that your project falls within my skill set, schedule and budgetary requirements. Initial meetings often take place over the phone or via Skype or FaceTime.
I typically respond quickly, but please allow 24–48 hours before giving up on me.
Details & Estimate
It’s important for me to understand what you’re trying to do or need to have done. This will involve emails, phone calls or, if needed, an in-person meeting.
Once I have all of the project details, I’ll put together an estimate (provided as a PDF or via email) that clearly outlines the scope, timeline, cost and project terms.
To ensure that the project runs smoothly (and that there no surprises along the way), it helps to
establish clear expectations for both parties.
The estimate will cover:
• What I’ll do for you
• What I’ll need from you
• How long it will take
• How much it will cost
Estimates for small
projects: 1–3 days
Estimates for big
projects: 3–5 days
Approval & Deposit
Now that we’re both on the same page and excited to get started, it’s standard in the design world to require a deposit on the project prior to starting the creative work.
Deposits are 50% of the project budget, with the remainder billed upon completion.
Placing a deposit ensures that you’re fully committed to the project, and it helps protect me. But really, it’s just good business.
Deposits can be paid via check, cash or PayPal. Though my wife would be open to it, I don’t accept first-born children.
This part is up to you, but be warned that my lawyer friend insists no work be done until a deposit is in place.
(I always listen to my lawyer friend; it’s safer that way.)
Design, Delivery & Woo-Hoo!
The Fun Part Begins
Through discovery, communication and a few rounds of revisions, I’ll work hard to meet the scope outlined in the estimate—on schedule and on budget. While the delivery of each project can vary depending on the size and scope, one thing is guaranteed: a high quality end product that meets your needs.
For more information, view my FAQs or get in touch with me today (no use waiting until
Stephen Daly | email@example.com | 339.225.0210