Retainer Services

Perfect for businesses who need marketing materials on a monthly basis, but don’t want to hire a full time designer. Let me help you get back to business!

 

Why choose a retainer program?

  • You get a discounted rate compared to my normal hourly rate and a la carte rates.
  • You have peace of mind with a guaranteed amount of work each month.
  • You pay a set amount each month for the duration of your contract and don't have to worry about fluctuating design fees.
  • You get the access to a professional designer without the overhead costs of an employee.

If you know that you will need design services thoughout the year, but don't want to hire a full-time designer, my retainer program is for you. A retainer fee is like a monthly design fee. It is paid up front each month before work is ordered. Essentially, you are paying for time versus a specific service.  Based on the retainer package you select, I will block out my schedule with the appropriate amount of hours each month and plan my workload accordingly. You have peace of mind knowing that you will receive a pre-established amount of work each month, without having to worry about what other client projects are ahead of you!

BASIC RETAINER

  • 10 hours per month (2 hours per week)
  • 8% discount
  • Priority service in projects
  • 1 call per month to review project load

Investment: $600/month

DELUXE RETAINER

  • 20 hours per month (5 hours per week)
  • 15% discount – you save $200!
  • Priority service in projects
  • 1 call per month to review project load

Investment: $1,100/month

PREMIUM RETAINER

  • 40 hours per month (10 hours per week)
  • 23% discount – you save $600!
  • Priority service in projects
  • 1 call per month to review project load

Investment: $2,000/month

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Graphic Design Retainer Details:

  • 3 month minimum commitment. At the end of 3 months, we will re-evalaute the program to ensure the number of hours are fitting your business needs. After that, we can move to 6, 9, or 12 month commitments.
  • Each retainer includes a set number of hours per week. Overage in hours each week will be billed at the standard hourly rate of $65 per hour.
  • Unused hours expire at the end of each week. This is to ensure that I can allocate time for your projects each week and plan my workload accordingly.
  • You will get an invoice on the first day of each month. Invoice will include the monthly retainer rate for that month and any additional charges from previous month.

What type of services can be used in the Graphic Designer Retainer programs?

  • Print Materials – sales sheets, direct mailers, brochures, event programs, signage
  • Digital Materials – email templates, social media graphics, blog banners, and other web graphics
  • Ad Design - print and web ads
  • Services do not include additional costs like stock photography & fonts
  • Additional services are available upon request.
  • Please note: Services do not include logo design. Logos will be charged at hourly rate of $65/hour.

How does it work?

1. Fill out the form below. I’ll set up a 30-minute Skype consultation so I can hear more about your project and so that we can get to know each other. I want to learn all about your business and goals. We’ll review your business needs and upcoming projects. Please note: The retainer program is for repeat clients, so if we haven’t yet worked together, let's start by working on something like a branding package or other design materials first.

2. First payment. Once the paperwork is completed and the first retainer fee is paid, we will discuss all your projects needed for the month and get to work! Prior to the 2nd month, we will have a phone call to review the next month’s priorities.

3. Repeat. We will repeat the process each month for the remainder of the program you selected.

4. Reevaluate. At the end of your contract, we will review the program to see if you want to adjust the number of hours reserved each month before signing again.

Ready to get started? Fill out the form below and let's chat!

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