stand out and make that impact
be eye catching and then they will look, make them pay attention.
skills pay the bills
What I Do In Graphic Design
Graphic design that will work specifically for printing physical items.
Graphics and presentation on Instagram Carousels and social media is key these days.
Images join and split blocks of text on a website by adding an eye catching focus.
Refining Stock Imagery
Reducing costs by reworking and manipulating existing stock graphics.
Sometimes there just isn’t want you want out there, so I design it from scratch.
Photos can be manipulated to create entirely new scenes, graphics and layouts.
What happens when you hire me?
What happens next?
Pre-Sales, Consultation & Agreements
This is the point where we chat about what you need, make our design agreement stating what you want, what I’ll deliver and you pay a 50% of the invoice or the full invoice to start our project together.
Working on Zoom or in person, I will create concept pieces that quickly design your logo from a sketch you’ve drawn or craft a few brand concepts together.
Refine & Tweak
We review the concepts, choose the direction of your visual brand. We then go through an iterative back and forth communication moment. So that we find the sweet spot we think works best.
Pay Invoice Remainder
Once you pay the invoice remainder I will package up all of your graphics and digitally package them up for deliver. You’ll be able to use them in any space you defined in our agreement.
Show the world what you do, with your new graphics & marketing materials.
Images do shout louder than 10,000 words!
With your new graphics you’ll be ready to
grab peoples attention and inspire action.
website what-ie Wha?
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to make a website?
The absolute fastest time I can build a website is 3 days. BUT. It comes with provisos:
- All the content and images must be ready upfront.
- It will be stylistically minimalist in design. Very clean with not many flourishes.
The average website design takes 3 months if its a brand new website and the content isn’t fully finished.
Will you write my content for me?
No. I am not a copywriter, I can give your content prompts for things are most usefully to write about .. but I won’t write your actual copy.
You have two options: hire a copywriter, or write the way you speak. So that it is authentically you.
Are you available to work immediately?
Sometimes, yes, if I’ve cleared my client workload. However most often I do pre-work with clients and then schedule in a ‘build week’. This is the week or two of rapid building of the site. If you miss this build slot it will go to the back of the queueu and we’ll need to reschedule it.
How many clients do you work with at a time?
I work with two clients at a time, as I work in a staggered schedule. Two clients get my best focus, the rest of my clients are onboarding and preparing for their project slot.
How do you work when you're deaf?
I’m technically hard of hearing and most folks never even realise I’m deaf if we meet in person. I have one huge weakness .. I don’t hear phonecalls that well.
So I work across emails, I have a project management system for files and I use face to face meeting, most often across Zoom.
Why WordPress Self Hosted?
WordPress is an open source web development ecosphere that is frankly awesome. You can build very very simple websites, or incredibly complex ones .. like goverment websites. Take a peek at the US presidential website .. that’s on WordPress.
What ever you wish to be able to do in your website, WordPress will do a heck of a lot of it when you add functionality via plugins.
The website world is your oyster with WordPress, it scales to what ever size business you have.
Show me the moolah!
Investment & Pricing
- My hourly rate is a guideline for speculative work, most small projects being a two hour minimum investment.
- Small to large projects:
- 2 hours – Social Media Graphic
- 5 hours – Simple Flyer merging stock imagery
- 15 hours – Complex Flyer combination stock & original graphics
- 35 hours(+) – 20 Page Brochure (Digital or Print)
Included Planstarts from
- This is the minimum fee for merging graphic design with another service like photography or website design or branding.
Thoughts on Graphic Design
Good design is something I fundamentally believe in. Design isn't just about how something looks but also its function and purpose. Good design, when it really achieved is effortless to the user. Its only when it doesn't quite work that we notice problems, niggles and...