SOLVING PROBLEMS STARTS HERE

SOLVING PROBLEMS STARTS HERE

THE PROCESS

Contract

A simple contract is signed stating the agreed-upon terms, conditions, and a schedule of payments and deliverables. A contract is mandatory for any project, large or small, and is delivered and signed electronically.

Deposit

Upon signing of the contract, an initial invoice is generated for an up-front deposit on the project. The project can not start until the deposit has been received.

Research

I begin research on the project. The Client will be asked to complete and return a comprehensive questionnaire explaining the purpose, scope, and vision of the project and any number of calls and emails will be exchanged until a thorough understanding of Client’s needs is reached.

Design

I begin the design process, sketching ideas until a body of potential solutions is available. Eventually, I will present the best of these ideas to Client for their consideration, and after revisions, a final design is chosen.

Delivery

Upon approval of the final rendering, and upon receipt of the final payment, the completed and formatted design files are delivered to Client and the project is deemed complete.

THE PROCESS

Contract. A simple contract is signed stating the agreed-upon terms, conditions, and a schedule of payments and deliverables. A contract is mandatory for any project, large or small, and is delivered and signed electronically.

Deposit. Upon signing of the contract, an initial invoice is generated for an up-front deposit on the project. The project can not start until the deposit has been received.

Research. I begin research on the project. The Client will be asked to complete and return a comprehensive questionnaire explaining the purpose, scope, and vision of the project and any number of calls and emails will be exchanged until a thorough understanding of Client’s needs is reached.

Design. I begin the design process, sketching ideas until a body of potential solutions is available. Eventually, I will present the best of these ideas to Client for their consideration, and after revisions, a final design is chosen.

Delivery. Upon approval of the final rendering, and upon receipt of the final payment, the completed and formatted design files are delivered to Client and the project is deemed complete.

FAQ

A Tech solution would be way cheaper

There are a number of reasons that a quality designer is better than a cheap tech solution:

1. Higher quality overall design.  A designer like me will create a logo that works on every platform, and provide you with information on how to use them. Tech solutions do not do this.

2. The logo I create for you is unique and can be trademarked. Many designs from tech solution providers are not unique designs, and cannot be trademarked.

3. Relationships matter. When you work with me, I am learning everything there is to know about you and your company so I can help your company grow in the future. A tech solution doesn’t care about you – they are looking to spit out something generic as fast as possible to get paid.

I can’t afford it, is it really necessary?

Your brand is how your customer comes to understand your company. An out-of-date brand shows a lack of attention to detail and an inability to stay up-to-date with current design and marketing trends. Your branding is a statement about your company, and it is the first thing customers will use to judge whether or not they want to buy your product or services.

Especially when I can buy a Squarespace site for $30?

That is a great question. We are lucky to live in a time when there are so many options for business owners, but not all of these options are created equal. For example:

1. Squarespace themes are limited in function and design. Their designs are not meant to ‘solve problems’. These models are one-size-fit-all, and aren’t customizable in ways that are essential and useful for your company.

If you use this kind of web builder, you will realize that It becomes very hard, very quickly to customize a theme that is designed to have strict parameters.

A custom designed site will have exactly what your company needs, without the hassle that comes with using a pre-formatted website builder..

2. Designing a site on Squarespace still takes time and work – it won’t take you any less time than working with a designer, and your design will not be in-line with your branding. You will still need to constantly be updating and changing the site wasting your own time as you learn to use the features. You pay a professional for quality and efficacy.

3. You run the risk of having your site copied and look very similar to other businesses’ sites if you are using the same templates. Just think about it – you and your competitor are likely to pick similar themes because your audience and product are similar. You want to stand out from your competition, not look the same.

Custom design is more flexible and can bend to your unique branding. This increases the longevity of your site, and your brand.

Why would I want to design my projects this way?

Figuring out your company’s message and voice, as well as the majority of the written content is essential before starting the design. This ensures that your content and message informs your design to create seamless branding and a better user experience, which is essential for sales conversion.

Is mobile really that important?

I won’t quote any mobile vs desktop web browser stats, by the time you read this they will have increased anyways. The point is, more and more people everyday are using their mobile device as their main tool to navigate the web. If your website isn’t optimized for mobile devices, or there are portions of your site you can only access from a desktop computer, you will lose business.

Mobile first design, or “progressive enhancement”, is when we start the design process by optimizing it for mobile devices. We then add and change the content as the user switches to bigger devices. This approach ensures that all core functionality is easy to use, and well displayed on all mobile devices, before moving on to easier-to-design-for formats like laptops and desktops.  

Do you do both?

I have worked as both a designer and developer. They are two very different disciplines with heavy overlap. Design is any graphic based creation, from business cards and brochure design, to website mockups. Development is anything that requires coding, like a mobile app, or website.

When creating something like a website you need both a designer to design the site’s theme and functionality, and a developer to build, test, and the launch the website. Developers and Designer must work hand in hand to create great website. When you work with Kelsey Grant Arts Inc., I will create the best web and print solutions and then hand them off to my team of talented developers to create the final product. My time as a developer has taught me how to design for development, and given me a more technical eye than most designers.

I have a small budget can you work within that?

As a business owner myself I understand the importance of stretching your dollar. I’m not here to tell you to spend money on something you don’t need. The service packages I create for my clients are tailored to their specific needs and market. I don’t believe in wasteful design or marketing – I won’t offer you a service if in the long-run, it’s not going to make you more money.

I tailor my packages and services so that every project is worth the investment. Your investment with me will elevate your company to the next level and help you make more money.

You can see examples of my pricing here or cut to the chase and contact me for more detailed pricing.

What my clients have to say

  • Kelsey helped to pull together a number of disparate elements to give them a sleek, unified look. She had our team review our branding aims, come up with a vision, and then produced the connected parts to re-create a more modern feel.

    Linda Cooper Customer Service Manager - Halftime
  • Kelsey is a dream to work with! She generously volunteered her time and expertise to help Disability Alliance design the logo for their new program and we could not be happier with her work. She took the time to understand our vision and delivered us a fantastic logo that was on-brand and on-message. Professional, talented, and exceeds timeline expectations.

    Christina Day Production Manager at The NOW Group
  • Our repair kit is new science, eco-friendly, and radically different than the establish market. Kelsey’s design told the story perfectly. Excellent work, thanks Kelsey

    James Stewart Owner - The Board Doctor
  • Kelsey and her team are great!  They organized our ideas and we couldn’t be happier with the final product. Customers tell us that our Logo is great.  We would recommend them to anyone!

    Steve Owner - Swell Composites
  • From our initial meeting to launching the complete website complete with links to social media, Kelsey’s professionalism and creativity made working with her a great experience.  She listened to our ideas, made suggestions and really took the time to get to know our business with our unique requirements and brought our vision to life.  She then came up with a plan and prepared a visual presentation of the site so we knew exactly what to expect.  After trying many other website companies, Kelsey was the only one who put together a website we are excited about!

    Doug Peel Owner - Dinosaur Cases
  • I have never met an artist that has the improbable combination of being incredibly talented, kind, and supportive while also being impeccably organized. Kelsey is an absolute delight to work with and made the branding and web design process fun and easy. I am so grateful to have been able to work with her, and I can't see myself ever going with another designer after our experience together. I'm a fan for life!

    Kyla Rose Sims Owner - Whale of a Tale Content

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