Questions people often ask when working with me

What Services do you offer?

I offer a wide range of branding and graphic design and digital services which I have outlined below:

 

Branding

Bespoke Logo Design
Brand Development
Brand Positioning
Naming & Strap-lines
Art Direction
Brand Guidelines

Collateral

Stationery
Brochures
Profiles & Presentations
Editorial Layout
Packaging
Exhibitions & Environmental
Signage

Digital & Web

Web Design
User Experience
Content Curation
Art Direction
Social

 

How much do you charge?

I cost each project depending on your requirements, for examples the costs of a full branding project with collateral if very different from a 12 page brochure.

The best thing to do is call me +971 56 131 6020 or request a quote but please be aware that the more information you can give me about your project, the more acute I can be with the quotation.

How will it take to complete my project?

Each project is different and depending on your requirements it can take anywhere from three weeks to three months. In my quote I will break the project in to stages, from this I can give you an approximate time, based on these stages, so we can achieve your goal in a timely and efficient manner.

How do I know we’re a good match for each other?

A good working relationship is key to a successful project so it’s important that we are happy to work together moving forward.

First step is to take a look at my portfolio and see if my style is inline with the look and feel your are aiming to achieve, it’s important to find a designer with an aesthetic that matches your design ambitions.

If your liking my style then that’s good news! The next step would be to drop me and email or even better give me a call (+971 56 131 6020) or a Skype to discuss your requirements. The more information you can give me about your project the better, It help's me understand what you want to achieve and will allow me to put together an accurate quote for the work.

If you’re local then I’m always happy to meet for a coffee, say hi and discuss your project.

How can I be sure I’ll like what you design?

This is a possibility but we can limit this risk. A good fist step is for you to take a look through my portfolio and make sure you like the style or my work.

Once you have decided to work with me then we will develop a design brief that sets the parameters and the goals we want to achieve for the project. Your input is key to making sure you get a brand or collateral that you can be proud of.

I see you're based in Dubai, do you only work for clients based in the UAE?

Thanks to the beauty of the Internet I work for clients all over the world. I have never actually met many of my clients in person and this has never caused any issues. I’m happy to pick up the phone or have a Skype to help to get to know you and understand your requirements better.

If you do live in the Dubai then I’m always happy to meet for a coffee, say hi and discus your projects further.

I only need a logo, can you just deign me one?

Of course I can design you a logo but personally I don’t think this is the best way to design and develop a brand.

Branding if far more than a logo and it needs to be thought about in a wider context, to understand how it works across a range of collateral and outputs. I aim to develop concepts that are flexible and give you the tools required to build a brand for your business.

We have a brand but need some additional collateral, can you help?

Yes, I’m happy to work on collateral and marketing materials e.g. brochures, packaging flyers and websites for an existing brand, you will just need to supply me with the assets and a brand guidelines.

Can you manage the printing of my project?

Yes, I have my own trusted suppliers who I work with on a regular basis and that I know I can trust to deliver good quality print and production. I do add a small fee to the cost of the print to cover my time for this service.

Alternatively I can give you the print ready files and a specification and you can request your own print production through your preferred supplier.

What about photography?

When I develop a brand I also look at photography styles as part of the concept stage. A photographic treatment can be a great way to bring a consistency across your photography and enhance the synergy with your branding.

But do you do photography?

I’m not a photographer but I do work with some really talented people who I am happy to bring on board. Professional photography can really enhance your marketing collateral and add to your brands authenticity.

There are also stock libraries to fall back on should we need it or if your budget does not stretch to commissioning a photographer.

Do you designs and build websites?

I offer web design as a service and I work with some great developers on a daily basis to build the sites, so yes I do offer this. If you need a more simple Squarespace or Wix style site than I’m happy to help with this too.

Can you supply the content and copywriting?

I’m happy to work on naming starp-lines and basis messaging but when it comes to bigger jobs I have number of copywriters I work will regularly and I know will do a great job.

Can I get a job with you?

Unfortunately I don’t hire anyone at the current time but I’m always looking for good freelancers who I can potentially collaborate with, so if that’s you then feel free to drop me a line.

You didn’t answer my question?

Drop me a note, I’m happy help.