Communicating with the client is the first and most crucial step in the design process. A well-planned project allows for good creative, fewer errors and a successful operation. The basic process of a project is outlined below.
Graphicrule starts with a meeting with the client. Once the information and what the client is looking for, the process will begin. First a quote will be submitted. The quote is based on the information given and is subject to change. Once the client is satisfied with the quote and signs the terms and conditions. A deposit is made, then the project will begin.
A full brief written will be required from the client. A concise brief is important for both parties. The quote may need to be revised at this point to make sure the initial projections are in line with the client’s brief.
Based on the information supplied concepts will be developed (sketches, researching and brainstorming) then the design will be presented to the client. Once the client has reviewed the concepts, feedback will be required and if needed modifying the design will be done. Graphicrule will allow 3 minor revisions to the project in the estimate. Additional revisions will be charged for at an hourly rate, so to avoid extra costs, please make sure to have your original content in its final form!
Once the project is complete, and the client has approved and signs the final project with their signature, the client will make the final payment and the project will be delivered with any supplied files, etc.
Graphicrule needs to be very diligent about copyright. This means being aware of where imagery comes from and who owns the rights. This includes images that contain other images such as a person standing in front of a work of fine art. Similarly, when photographing people or the general public, signed agreements must be made with all subjects in the shot.
Graphicrule may hire a photographer and negotiate a usage fee for any images or alternatively, pay a usage fee to a photo-library for the use of images.