So I have been getting a lot of messages/emails/DM’s regarding what exactly I offer in terms of design work. Although a general construct is is available over on my Instagram; I wanted to sort of go over the details of what it is that I offer; where my skill set begins, and where it ends.
Let me preface by saying that I am not certified in graphic design. I don’t have a degree. I simply do this on the side as a true passion/hobby of mine. I’ve had an interest in basic CSS/design since I was in high school (I was the girl doing the ridiculous, over the top extra Myspace layouts because it was genuinely fun to me to work with CSS and visual aesthetics.) A lot has changed since those days, and I just don’t have the time or energy to pursue CSS/HTML training professionally. Plus, that aspect of website building just isn’t something I’m overtly drawn to. I am more interested in how I can help you on the creative end.
Which brings me to the most asked question that I get: Do I build websites/landing pages/etc… from the ground up. Simple answer, no. Not at all. If you have a WordPress, blogger, Wix, Squarespace, whatever platform it may be; I am more than happy to help you set up the basics. A little CSS here and there (change of typeface/font, setting up a subscription pop up box, adding video, Social Media elements, some other basic CSS hacks…) header images for certain blocks within your site, helping set up pages; basically getting you set up for posting/sharing. This is typically only a required service for those who have absolutely no clue how to set up a blog/website. I am here to help you get your foot in the door, so to speak. I am not an expert on the technical aspects of website building by any means. I fake it til I make it when it comes to coding.
NOW. On to what I am great at:
- ($60.00) Website Logo’s and headers: These are my specialty. Super fun, and personalized according to you and your brand.
- ($10.00/each) Signature Lines: Just a little something to add to the end of your blog posts. Simple, yet chic!
- ($30.00 per kit / $40.00 for Kit + Rate Card) Media Kits + Rate Cards: Your social media resume and what your rates are. Read more about these here.
- ($15.00 per template, batch pricing available upon request) Instagram story templates: Need a fancy looking story template for something? Or just want a pretty arrangement, announcement, etc? I’m your gal.
- (depending on project) Printable(s): Think chore charts, checklists, to-do pages, flyers, etc…
- ($120.00 plus additional fees pending add-on services requested) Basic Website setup: As explained above.
Right now, the turnaround time varies depending on the project. Obviously, the basic website setups will not be as quickly delivered as a media kit would be. I work with you until you are fully satisfied with the result; so this may require some back and forth communication to get everything situated. As the influx of requests grows, so will the delivery time frame. I do my best to play fair according to the ‘first come first serve’ rule.
I also want to go over my hours. It’s important to note that I have a full-time job I am committed to before anything else. This is how I you know, pay bills and survive – so it’s obviously my top priority. I work M-F 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; and typically don’t get to sit down for the night until at least 7:00 PM MST. Please understand that while I do try and get some smaller things done during the day when I am allotted the time; most of my work is done late into the night. Think 8PM-12AM MST at a minimum. I also do my best to put in a decent amount of hours during the weekend; however, I am still trying to find the work/family balance – and most of my downtime with my family is on Saturday’s and Sunday’s.
I hope this answers most of the questions I’ve been receiving. I am still working to ‘find my groove’ so to speak; so patience, clear communication, and reasonable expectations are always appreciated.
If I didn’t answer your question, or you don’t see what you need above; please email me and I would be happy to assist you in any way that I am able.
Take care of you!