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Frequently asked questions

It is vital for both ends of a design project to be well informed and on the same page prior to contractual engagement.

Here are answers to frequently asked design questions.

If there is anything other information you need, or explained, contact a Craftsman!

FAQs about working with a Craftsman

  1. What are the service prices?
  2. What is included in the price?
  3. Those guys charge less. Can a Craftsman beat their price?
  4. What is the duration of a project from start to finish?
  5. Can the process be expedited?
  6. What process dose it take to develop a design from concept to completion?
  7. I have never done any work with a graphic designer. What should I know?
  8. What exactly am I paying for with a design project?
  9. Which file types can CG provide me with?
  10. Dose CG offer detailed information with the design?
  11. How much project research is founded upon competitors design?
  12. I am from out of the country of CG. Dose it matter?
  13. Can I talk to the person in charge?
  14. Dose CG have printing services?
  15. How can I pay CG?
  16. Is my design going to incorporate popular design movements?
  17. Is my new design going to be featured in CG’s portfolio?
  18. Dose CG have any different graphic designers to recommend?

What are the service prices?

Hiring CG for a design project costs $500 and up USD (here is a currency converter if you are not from U.S.).

The price depends on a different amount of variables.

e.g., the size of the establishment begin designed for: A small home based business with one individual responsible for rights usage, and extensive design research and development procedures are not as necessary.

i.e., collaborating with an executive board of a large company can require an in-depth analysis of competitors, extensive design research and development procedures are necessary, and numerous strategic techniques are implemented as an enveloping solution to the design task at hand.

i.e., Or maybe even a little project that requires: a logo and corporate identity suite (business cards, letterheads), while, at the same time a large project will also include: an web identity (web ready logo, social media badges, strategic search engine optimization, etc.) and a corporate identity manual to enable uniform usage of it.

The implementation of a design development include the collaboration between CG and specialized professionals, in-house departments or other specialist considered by you.

If CG can be of service to your design needs, contact a Craftsman for a free consultation.

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What is included in the price?

A guarantee that the design of the company/individual in contract will fulfill requirements of visual aesthetics, industry standards, and functional usability. The design process includes an explanation of how we do what we do. Full rights of the design, including all files and research data.

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Those guys charge less. Can a Craftsman beat their price?

Good things might be less but better things are always more.

As a client picks a designer, the designer can also pick the client. It is the decision of a designer to work with a client who values the services they provided. An ill-conceived idea will dwindle over time but, a strong foundation will last forever, as will a buisness relationship with a Craftsman.

"Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good.",- Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins.

Check out our satisfied client testimonials.

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What is the duration of a project from start to finish?

Duration will depend on specific collateral involved, usual turnaround time is from a week to a month for a less detailed project. On average a more detailed project will last two to four months. No two design briefs are ever the same, therefor it is necessary to create a unique time schedule per client.

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Can the process be expedited?

Yes, but my center of attention is regular clientele, contact a Craftsman for more information.

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What process dose it take to develop a design from concept to completion?

Please visit the design process page.

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I have never done any work with a graphic designer. What should I know?

This blog article should help: Expectations from your designer!

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What exactly am I paying for with a design project?

Our average client receives a PDF file explaining one to three solutions to the design problem. Designs are presented in a multiple array of layouts. Included is an broad explanation of how the design works on specific collateral.

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Which file types can CG provide me with?

Every design job has its required file type. The most universal is Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) and is the main filetype provided with a design. This file type can be adjusted without loss of quality, and with common a PDF viewer, clients can output to other necessary filetypes: .jpg, .png, .gif, etc. included are instructions to do so. At your need CG is available with answers and help involving file types.

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Dose CG offer detailed information with the design?

A design manual is available, but depending on needs of a client. If an individual is responsible for a design, a design manual is not as important than if it is being implemented by numerous entities. A design manual comes in a PDF file, and can be a page to more than 50 pages. A design manual can have implementation techniques, color info, reproduction instructions, usage rules and variations. A design manual can save time and money on your next communications project or collaboration.

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How much project research is founded upon competitors design?

A lot! Every graphic designer should analyze the market, research is the first basic step of the design process. CG dose this research for every design, clients can do this themselves or eliminate the step totally to save money.

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I am from out of the country of CG. Dose it matter?

This is not a problem by any means though face-to-face is the most rewarding. CG can often save time telecommunicating by chat, conference, telephone or email.

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Can I talk to the person in charge?

Yes, every client will receive the direct line to the designer working on the project. The CEO is available Monday thru Friday : ( 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. ) : (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) (except during weekends and holidays).

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Dose CG have printing services?

Yes, CG has a lot of experience with commercial proofing and printing, and is willing to offer printing suggestions. Here's some info: save money on printing. This article is full off good information.

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How can I pay CG?

Most design projects require a fifty percent deposit before commencing any work. This payment can be achieved: via wire transfer, PayPal, check, or money order. Details are included in my invoice, and the additional fifty percent is due at completion of the project, before delivery of the project.

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Is my design going to incorporate popular design movements?

CG's designs are engineered to be timeless. Our designs are built to last and not just to work for a period.

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Is my new design going to be featured in CG's portfolio?

Although CG reserves the rights to feature completed designs in CG's own promotions, it's not guaranteed that every project will be featured. There are always new projects to be added to CG’s portfolio but, not the time to add a design to the portfolio.

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Dose CG have any different graphic designers to recommend?

On certain occasions CG will collaborate with specialized professionals in order to achieve the highest quality result. CG has aligned itself with numerous entities specializing in of advertising, communication, corporate development, information systems, marketing, networking, printing and various facets of design specialties. Craftsman promise the most cost effective solution to your specific design problem and are willing to refer you to a specialist that could better suit your needs.

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Can we help?

If CG can be of service to your design needs, contact a Craftsman for a free consultation. Please view CG’s design portfolio, if you have not yet, your comments are greatly appreciated, Thanks, CG!