Meeting the marketing and communication needs of both your own business and your client's businesses can be tricky. Projects can arise unexpectedly and you have no option but to turn away work because your designer(s) are too busy to meet another deadline.
Or perhaps you have an ongoing need for design services, but are not currently in a position to employ a full time in-house designer.
A retainer package is designed to give you the flexibility, availability and responsiveness that comes with having a virtual designer on call.
Just think...no staff training required, no employee taxes, benefits or annual paid leave, no hardware or software investments, no additional equipment to buy and no overheads.
Retainers are a cost-effective way to access all the design services you’ll ever need without having to fork out for a new employee.
Save time, stress and money.
A design retainer is essentially an agreement between your business and mine that allows you to reserve as little or as many hours of design services each month.
Among other benefits, you'll be paying a discounted hourly rate and your projects will always take priority in my schedule above other clients.
You set the budget by choosing how many hours/days you'd like to reserve every month. I'll set aside that time for you and your projects, so you can focus on the business side of your business.
Outsourcing design work will enable you to focus your time and resources on revenue generating opportunities without the headache and stress of trying to do it yourself or finding someone last minute to help out, or worse still - losing out on a great business opportunity. Below are even more reasons why a retainer can be a great solution...
Your work is scheduled first. You're front of the line for any other requests that arise.
And rollover hours help ensure your marketing budget is being used efficiently.
You get the access to a professional designer without the overhead associated with an employee.
You get an experienced designer who will ensure your marketing communication is consistent.
You get access to a variety of design services that will help you accomplish your business goals and become more successful.
Build long term relationships and avoid the need to continually interview and brief a new designers with each project that arises.
You get an experienced designer who will ensure your marketing communication is consistent and cohesive.
More simplified accounting, less hassle and monthly reports of time used / remaining.
As a full-service retainer, almost all branding, graphic and web design is included in my retainer agreement. For example:
A design retainer does not cover additional expenses that can be part of an overall project. These include:
However, don't worry, we will consult with you before beginning any work to identify any costs that may be incurred in addition to your design retainer agreement.
Note: services such as logo design and website design are typically larger projects that require a number of hours/days to complete. This is why they are not included. We can agree on a separate cost for those tasks.
Don't see what you're looking for? No worries. I can tailor the plan to suit your individual needs.
Each package has a 3 month introductory contract so that after that time we can take a look at how things are going and make sure you have the best package for your needs.get in touch