Do you have an ongoing need for consistent, high-quality design and/or photography services, but not interested in adding an employee to your payroll?
A retainer program is the perfect solution!
CONSISTENT + SKILLED
Pretty much the next best thing to having a full-time creative on your staff, is having one on retainer “at-large.” After quickly getting up to speed with your brand standards (and helping you develop them, if that’s what you need!), I become your visual brand advocate.
RELIABLE + VERSATILE
You have access to an agreed-upon, predictable and accessible brand ally with a diverse skill set. The work you need gets done on time and represents your business well. Contracts can include both design and photography elements.
SAVES TIME + MONEY
The retainer program features a lower rate than design-on-demand projects and eliminates the need for multiple contracts and customized quotes.
RETAINER PROGRAM DETAILS:
3-month minimum commitment. At the end of 3 months, we will evaluate the program you are to ensure the number of hours are fitting your business needs. After that, we can move to 6, 9, or 12-month commitments.
Each retainer includes a set number of hours or a set amount of work agreed upon by both parties. Overage in time or additional projects outside of the agreed upon scope will be billed at the standard hourly rate.
If retainer is based on time, unused hours will expire. They do not roll over each month, as that would defeat the purpose of allocating retainer time each month for projects. If I am running close on hours hitting their threshold, I will let you know before going over.
What type of services can be used in the Graphic Designer and Photographer Retainer programs?
Graphic Design - logos for new products/services, icons, and typography treatments. (Full service branding packages available separately.)
Print Materials - sell sheets, direct mailers, brochures, newsletters
Digital Materials - Social media graphics, email graphics, blog banners, and other web designs.
Photography - get your content for the month shot, edited, and uploaded to your platforms for you. Let me worry about flat lays, product shots, and content...and you can get back to running your business.
Website Updates & Maintenance - content, graphics and web maintenance can be provided for select customers.
Services do not include additional costs like stock photography purchases & printing.
Additional services are available upon request.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
1. Fill out the form below. I'll set up a 30-minute consultation so I can hear more about what you hope to gain from the retainer program – we’ll review your business needs and upcoming projects. The retainer program is intended for established clients, so if we haven't yet worked together, let’s start by working on something like a branding package, website, or other design materials first, to make sure we’re a good fit for each other.
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. 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 or amount of work completed each month before signing again!