THE DESIGN PROCESS
Tending to all the details of your unique project is a process, so turn around time is dependent on client response time, revisions, and my current wait list. Below is an outline of how my design process works to ensure you receive the perfect design for your business.
1. Initial Consultation
This is the start of a creative union! Upon receiving your inquiry, we will set up a phone or email consultation and chat about the details of your project. I’ll ask questions about your type of business, your creative vision, goals, and style you’re looking for, and please feel free to ask any questions you may have for me. This gives a chance for us to get to know each other, and see if this will be a good creative fit.
2. Quote and Project Details
If we both feel this is a good fit, I will provide you with a quote outlining the project details as discussed along with a pricing break down. If you are ready to move forward with the project, then I ask for you to provide me with your down payment made via check or Paypal. For larger projects, I do allow payment plans, so please just ask if this is an option you’d like to consider.
3. Client Responsibilities
For each project I will need details of what your creative vision is. For websites, flyers, brochures, etc I will need all the content and pictures that you would like to use provided to me. For your website design I will need access to your domain and hosting accounts. If you are unable to set this up, I can assist for an additional fee.
4. Time Frame and Deposit
Upon receipt of your down payment and content (if applicable), I will put your project in the schedule and let the fun begin! I’ll send over a schedule outline to let you know when you can expect to receive comps to review. The schedule for your project will depend on when you provide me with your content (if applicable) your response time, number of revisions, and how many other projects I also have going on.
5. Project Completion
If you have purchased a branding and identity project, I will finalize all the files included in that package, creating your seamless new brand. Once the revision process is complete, the final design will be presented. An invoice will be sent for final payment, and once received, I will provide a link for you download your final, print ready files.
1. Website Design Process
A business brand and identity needs to be established before a website can be designed, so if you have purchased a logo and branding package, this will be completed before the website. If you already have these items, I will need to have them provided to me, so I can begin to design a look and feel for your website that matches your existing style. All website content will need to be finalized and provided to me before the website design process can begin.
Once all content is provided, I will begin the design process. A test site will be set up for all revisions to be made to before the site goes live. On the test site, I will set up a home page and 1 interior page for you to review before moving forward. This is where the revision process will begin (2 rounds of revisions are included. Any revisions beyond that will be billed at my hourly rate). I can revise these pages until everything is just right. Once you are comfortable with the style and layout, I’ll continue to build the rest of the website.
2. Website Review and Final Launch
Once the site is complete, this is where you will have the opportunity to go through the site and make sure everything is just how you want. This is when I will also review the site and test all of the links and make sure the features are working correctly.
If you have chosen to maintain your website, I also will provide you with a half hour tutorial on how to use WordPress and perform simple actions such as posting to your blog or updating content. If you would prefer to have me maintain the site, I can provide this service for an additional fee. I highly recommend updating WordPress and your theme and plug-ins at least every 6 months to keep everything running smoothly.
If you are happy with the site and the testing process has been thoroughly completed, I will send an invoice for the final payment. Once final payment is received, your site will be launched!
Website Maintenance Services
Between WordPress, theme, and plug-in updates, I recommend that your website be updated at least every 6 months. I offer website maintenance plans for after your site is launched. I will need your hosting and domain information in order to make these updates. Below is a list of services I offer:
- WordPress updates
- Plug-in updates
- Theme updates
- Setting up a site back up schedule
- Is something not working right? Let me have a look and see how to fix it.
All maintenance is billed hourly, and I can provide an estimate based on what you need. Please email me for a quote.
Nicole Victory Design is not responsible for backups, and I highly recommend you back up your site before making any updates.
Ready to get started on creating a brand you love today?