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We love welcoming new people into our little Snapper family. Kick-off your shoes, thongs or flip flops, grab a coffee or an inspiration juice (beer/wine) and say hi via email, phone or through our contact form on our site. Once we have an idea of what you need, we'll shoot through a contract and invoice. We require a 50% deposit on all projects or a purchase order for the full amount, so we can book you into one of our calendars.
I work remotely from my office in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. If you're in Newcastle or the Hunter Valley, let's meet for coffees. If you're out of the area, we'll bend the laws of time to set up video calls to chat through your project.
All branding, design and photography projects are split into two payments. A 50% deposit to get you into my schedule. The final invoice is due on completion.
On occasions, I am happy to negotiate (where possible) payment terms that suit both parties.
My time is valuable, and to enable all my clients to benefit from my services, I have timeslots for projects. This is a fair system that keeps existing clients happy and makes sure I can keep you happy too. A 50% deposit and signed contract books you into my calendar and ensures you receive my full attention.
Yes, we take payment via Stripe, but not PayPal. Bank transfers are still our preferred method as I don't have to pass on the fees to you at final invoice, but it does give you more security and the option to pay with credit card.
I don't feel that hourly rates are a good indication of the overall value of design/branding projects, designers work at a different paces, so it's difficult to judge. I'll outline exactly what I'll do upfront and provide a price according to the scope.
With any project, if you decide to extend the scope during the project, no sweat, I'll send an estimate for additional work and on approval, add it to your final bill.
The best way to get in touch with me is on my contact page, or just shoot me a call. I aim to get back to you within 48 hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-4:30pm AEST, excluding scheduled holidays).
I work alone, and handle the design and photography aspects of my work. I do, however, work with freelancers to supplement projects where I need specialised skills. So, if you're a freelancer and you think you'd be able to offer me valuable support, I would love to connect. Send me an email or get in touch on the contact page.
A logo is an image, motif or typographic element to identify your business/brand. A brand incorporates the logos, photography/illustration style, colour palettes, fonts, and supporting design elements. It dives deep into the key messaging, tone of voice and the strategies behind your comms.
I'd love to supply all my concepts, but through my exploration of ideas, there will be ones that get rejected. Alongside the brand analysis form and the moodboard you select, my focus will narrow, and I'll design one concept from that. The concept will be aimed at the end-user. If you read through our Brand Identity and Logo Design service, there's a more thorough explanation.
Your logo should be at the top of the hierarchy! It needs space to breathe. Positioning the logo next to a heading wih the same font pulls the attention away from the logo and unbalances the design. Different fonts give your brand more personality.
There are occasions, for legibility and accessibility, that I do choose one font. For customers with disabilities, it can be detrimental to use multiple fonts.
I offer one concept with up to 3 rounds of revisions. A concept is a presentation of the design/brand (logos, colour palettes, typefaces, photography/illustration style, etc.). A revision refers to me interpreting your feedback and actioning it, to present you with a developed concept.
Be sure to compile all your feedback into one concise email o make the most of a round. You don't want to accidentally use up a round.
Approx 4-8 hours. You'll need to spend 1-2 hours filling in our brand analysis form, another 20-30 mins watching the presentations, an hour or two on calls/meetings with me. Then the remaining time will be collate feedback, answering questions, meeting with key stakeholders and approving designs.
YES!! You need all your assets to use your graphics across your social media, website and marketing. I'm here to create you style guides and templates to help you thrive in business. If you're a Canva Pro user, I can supply templates that always keep your brand consistent. If you want to take things to the next level, and are comfortable using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop files, I can supply artwork templates to allow you to keep everything looking schmick.
You do! Once I receive your final payment, you're assigned all existing and future Intellectual Property (IP) Rights to anything that I create for you. I'll be storing a copy and sharing how amazing you are to my social channels, so I reserve the right to showcase your talent.
A branding project can take up to 8 weeks. It's important not to rush, it gives us both time to make the right decisions. The moodboard and logo development takes the longest, as it's where all the thinking and creativity takes place. You also need time to sit with it, and consider any modifications you want to make.
I'm in the City of Newcastle, NSW. Smack bang on the edge of the city in a quiet location in Wallsend. Locally I travel to the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Central Coast, but have travelled as far as Coffs Harbour for photoshoots.
To get the best results I retouch all the images. Shoots may take a little longer, but getting your photographs right is important to me. Images are retouched and styled to fit your brand. I retouch images for colour consistency, lighting and style.
I aim to process images and get them to you within a week via a customised online gallery. If you need them back earlier than that, for a small fee, I can turn them around in 24 hour, or same day delivery option available. Just ask me.
I would love to supply everything, but you won't receive all the images. I filter out the very best to send to you.
Definitely. I shoot on Canon cameras that comfortably allow me to print up to A2 in size. I have even scaled them up to billboards in the past.