These are a few logo comps that I have been working on for a client, who happens to be an old college friend. She started a consulting business in Georgia, where she helps political candidates raise money for their campaign.
Wanted to share something with you today – my new favorite past-time….Pinterest! My pins (a few are above) are all of the things that bring me joy, challenge me, inspire me, or is a catalyst for a new project (when I find some time)! I have a couple of fun categories: For the Home, Type, Coffee Mugs, Stripes (can’t ever have enough stripey things), Packaging, and Prints/patterns.
this causes me much joy to have everything that I’ve researched, scoured and drooled over in one place! I would highly recommend signing up for an account. I used to work for a clothing designer and she would collect clippings from magazines, nature, fabric, etc before designing her new line – this is similar but soo much easier!
Click here for my Pins and follow me after you sign up – and I’ll do the same!
In a time where everyone is light-speed busy, and can easily find a better designer (just being honest) for cheaper and quicker, I’ve realized that communicating the process is something I hold near and dear. I also ask a lot of questions up front, pre-quote.
For example….What are your expectations? Who is your benchmark? How many drafts are you expecting? What is your timeline? Who/what inspires you? How many people are involved in decision making/revisions? Do you have a project budget? The number isn’t important. It does tell me that someone has taken the time to think through the project before outsourcing it.
For the most part, I think it’s important to lay everything (probably more than necessary) out on the table, and quote projects based on the answers to these questions (to name a few…). Going over budget is completely normal and almost a given these days and nobody likes surprises! Well, at least the kind that involve forking over more money…