My design process is fairly simple when we break it down. I like to look at it in individual steps:
1. Initial Brief – A full brief with all the information needed to create an understanding of the project, including a background into your project and what it stands for. Explaining clearly and concise your needs and expectations.
2. Brief Agreement – I will read through your brief and give you a quotation, this will include which pricing structure you’re on and how long I believe it will take to complete; in the end it may take longer or it may be less, if you have a closed budget I will notify you of any issues.
3. Concept Creation – Based on your brief and agreement I will then start putting together some concepts for your project, for example some sketches or possible routes for a logo. These will be presented to you and if there’s a specific concept liked we can start developing it further. If not, I can create some further concepts and present them again.
4. Concept Development – Once we’ve cleared the concept creation stage we will go onto the development, where we refine the concept and build a structure around your feedback and my professional suggestions. This stage can take time if there are a lot of revisions. “Try this” and “Try that” are helpful but do increase the amount of time taken with your project.
5. Refinement and Finalising Development – This stage is all about refining the small imperfections of your project, finalising the development and producing the additional material which you may require. (e.g. brand guidelines)
6. Exchange – This is the stage where we count up the hours and exchange project for payment. Payment will be required before I can provide you with the project package.