A retainer fee is like a monthly fee. Its perfect for those who know that they will need design services throughout the year and want to reserve a creative professional's time. Since its purpose is to retain the designer/photographer, it is paid up front each month before work is ordered. Essentially, you are "pre-ordering" time versus a service. Since I will anticipate a preset number of hours of work from you, I will block out my schedule with the appropriate time each month. This gives me the ability to plan my workload accordingly. Which gives you the certainty of a pre-established amount of work each month without having to worry about what else is "in the queue" ahead of you. Its more efficient for all involved.
DESIGN RETAINER 10 - $700
DESIGN RETAINER 20 - $1300
DESIGN RETAINER 30 - $1900
1. Fill out the form below. I'll set up a 30-minute Skype consultation so I can hear more about your project and get to know each other. I want to learn all about your business and goals. We’ll review your business needs and upcoming projects. The retainer program is for repeat clients, so if we haven't yet worked together, lets start by working on something like a branding package, website, or other design materials first.
2. First payment. Once the paperwork is completed and the first retainer fee is paid, I will setup all your projects needed for the month in my client service dashboard. From there, you will be able to see how much time is being spent on each project as well as time remaining for the month. Prior to the 2nd month, we will have a conference call or video chat to review the next month's priorities. Payment for the month ahead will be due on the 1st of each month.
3. Repeat. We will repeat the process each month for the remainder of the program you selected.
4. Reevaluate. At the end of your contract, we will review the program to see if you want to adjust the number of hours reserved each month before signing again!
What type of services can be used in the Graphic Designer and Photographer Retainer programs?