You're all booked in!
NOW THE FUN STARTS...
I can’t wait to get started on your project. Good design will help bring in more enquiries, convert more browsers into customers, make you look professional and take you from where you are to where you dream of being!
Ok, let’s get started. First things first.. what’s this page about?
1. Communication: Work hours and meeting days
2. Project Management: Instructions on how we’ll use Asana to organise your project
3. Process: Here's my process, so you'll know where we are in the project at all times
4. Checklist: Here's what I need from you to get the project started
5. Feedback Guidelines: Tips to help you provide me with really helpful feedback on design mockups
6. Payment Policy
7. Frequently Asked Questions: Because everyone has them...
8. Next steps
My Work Hours:
TUESDAY - FRIDAY, 9am - 3pm (GMT)
Meeting Days/Video Calls:
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 10am - 2pm (GMT)
If you'd like to talk, please schedule a call via Zoom/Phone by clicking here.
Now you’re booked in my schedule, we’ll stop using email to have our conversation and we’ll start using my project management tool, Asana.
A project management tool is a secure space online where we have have conversations, share files, set reminders, and create to-do lists.
Whereas files often get lost when managing projects through email, nothing gets lost or forgotten in Asana. It’s the simplest way to keep your project organised and make sure it goes as smoothly as possible!
Don’t worry – you won’t need to pay for this tool and it’s not hard to use. Click the button to watch a 2-minute tutorial on how to use it!
Here’s what I need to get the project started:
1. CREATE A PINTEREST BOARD
On Pinterest, create and fill a public board with inspiration for your project. You must pin a minimum of 5 logos, 5 colour palettes, 5 patterns and 5 website designs.
Send me the link to your board when you’re finished so I can see it! (You can delete the board once your project is complete).
If Pinterest isn’t your thing, don’t worry. You can search Google for images that resonate with the way you want your project to feel and simply upload them to the ‘Pinterest’ task inside our Asana project. Watch the video above in the ‘Project Management’ section of this page to see how to do this.
2. FOR PRINT DESIGN ONLY
Send me your text, logos and any photography.
In order to stick to timeframes and deadlines set, I will need all the content for your print designs at least one week before I start the project.
You will need to provide all the text and supply your logo (if I’m not doing your branding!), other logos you would like included and any particular photos you want to be used in the project. Text can be provided as a Word Doc or Google Doc. Logos need to be EPS files. Images need to be High Res JPEGS. You can upload these files to the ‘Pre-work’ task in our Asana project. (See the Project Management section of this page to understand how to do this.)
FOR WEB DESIGNS ONLY
Send me your content (this can be a Word file or Google Doc)
In order to stick to timeframes and deadlines set, I will need all the content for your website before I start the project.
You will need to provide the text for all pages and supply your logo (if I’m not doing your branding!) and any particular photos you want to be used on the site. You can upload these files to the ‘Pre-work’ task in our Asana project. (See the Project Management section of this page to understand how to do this.)
I really appreciate simple and straightforward feedback. It helps me clearly understand your thoughts and make the right changes to your designs.
Here are a few tips:
Try and use bullet points to break up your feedback.
Use headers to organise your feedback.
Read over your feedback to make sure it’s clear and check that you’ve answered any questions I may have asked.
Post your feedback as a comment on the relevant Asana discussion instead of emailing me directly. Back and forth emails can get tiring but communicating in Asana is a breeze!
If you have team members that would like to add their feedback, I kindly ask that you gather the feedback into one message. This stops everyone from getting confused and keeps the project organised.
To help keep your project on track to finishing on time, please provide feedback on your designs within two business days of receiving them.
I really appreciate your effort to provide files and feedback on time. Timeliness from both of us will help us get your project done on (or even before!) the deadline so you can move on to the next exciting task on your to-do list and I can cheer you on.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How will my new design be delivered?
You'll receive access to a Google Drive folder with all the digital files.
Will you send me the editable design files?
These files are not included in the project. But, if you do want them, let me know and I'll create a separate invoice for the cost of these files.
Will you send me the fonts you used?
In short, no. I own the licenses to the font files I use in your project. What I can do is send you the link to where you can purchase or download the font. However, I expand all the logos and any font that I use so you won't need the font files. The only time you would actually need them is if you were wanting them for your website.
Will you show me how to update my website?
Absolutely! At the end of your project, I offer a complimentary ZOOM Training Session to help you learn how to manage and update your own website.
A non-refundable 30% deposit is due to book your spot in my schedule.
35% is due the day before we start your project.
35% is due when the project is complete but before I hand over your final files.
As outlined in my contract, if your first 35% payment is late, I can put your project on hold. We can restart the project at a later date but a Rescheduling Fee will be charged.
Your final payment is due 14 days upon receipt. If payment has not been made by the 14th day, a 5% interest will be added every 7 days until your payment has been completed, starting on the 15th day.
You can pay invoices via Paypal by clicking here: http://paypal.me/TreeDuckDesign or by credit or debit card.
After you’ve completed everything on your pre-project checklist, we’re all set to begin your project!
Click here to set up an optional 30 minute call where you can ask any last-minute questions you may have.
I look forward to working with you!