THE DESIGN PROCESS
WHAT TO EXPECT
The design process is a really exciting stage of your party planning experience. Once you have decided on the design of your invitation, you can start to visualise the look and feel of your entire party. As part of your invitation design, I also incorporate a bespoke logo, which I will help you use, to brand and personalise your event.
I have listed every eventuality below, so you know what to expect.
PACKAGE FOR DIGITAL INVITES + LOGO DESIGN
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for up to date price packages.
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
UNLIMITED E-INVITE VERSIONS:
Most clients need a few versions of their invite:
eg. an initial save the date e-invite?
and then another for the shul + party,
another for the fri night dinner?
or shul + shabbat lunch + party?
or another version just the party (no shul info)?
In a nutshell ...however many versions you need: it's not a problem! Just email me a list of the wording, I will sort it, all included in the design fee.
Also included: MY TIME pulling the look of your party together. I will liaise with your DJ / venue coordinator / party planner / table dressers / t-shirt printers / balloon suppliers - anyone and everyone who needs your logo, I will sort it, and ensure the design starts from the invite and flows through to the party.
Also included: MY EXPERTISE. There are plenty of graphic designers out there, I never take it for granted when someone commissions me over someone else. In a nutshell: I worked my way up the ladder to become an Art Director of several glossy fashion magazines. I worked at Conde Nast: who are the producers of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Gq and more. I have designed and styled front covers, and art directed entire magazines, as well as leading several teams of designers within each art dept., from Red magazine, to Marie Claire, Easy Living, Brides, and the weekend supplements at the Daily Mail. The reason for telling you this - is to give you confidence that you are in safe hands.
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS:
If you'd like to make a start, please book an appointment via the link below at time that suits you:
WHAT TO EXPECT:
I'll call you (phone call not zoom - so please supply your tel number), we'll discuss ideas / your party plans, what your child likes / dislikes / any themes ideas you have in mind / I can suggest things if you are unsure!
AFTER WE'VE SPOKEN:
I will send you an invoice
Payment is required taken upfront: Once payment has been received, I will block out time in my diary to work on your designs.
NB. I won't add you to my job list until payment has been received.
HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU EXPECT TO SEE DESIGNS
0My waiting list varies, but it can be an approx 4 week wait for designs.
IF YOU CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG?
The "NORM" is to send invites out 8 weeks before your big weekend.
If you wanted to get a 'save the date' out sooner than that... I could get you a simple design, without a logo, in the next week. This would be a coloured background (any colour of your choice) with text saying:
Please save the date
to celebrate the Bar / Bat Mitzvah of 'XXXX'
Synagogue date 'XXXX'
Party date 'XXXX'
Invitation to follow.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE DESIGNS THAT YOU RECEIVE?
In the first round of designs I will send you approx 10+ options. This is just the starting point! Tweaks are very much expected, so don't feel shy to ask them. This stage is a working progress! Designs will bounce back and forth a few times until it's perfect for you.
Included in the price is 3 rounds of tweaks. After this, further redesigns are available, at a charge for each round. Based on my experience, the designs are usually fine tuned after 1-2 rounds (ie. 3 rounds of tweaks will be enough, trust me) and in the 8 years I have been doing this, I have almost never had to charge for extra rounds. This is just to cover my back!
Once a design is signed off, if you have a change of heart months later - I ofcourse can relook at this for you, but will need to charge for my time if we are starting from scratch. However, if it's just a small tweak to a previous design - that's not a problem.
PRINTED OR DIGITAL INVITES?
You can then choose to send your invitations out as an e-invite, or have them printed either independently or through me (print prices on request).
HOW TO SEND E-INVITES OUT:
I will supply you with a hi res jpeg which you then upload to paperlesspost.com / www.greenvelope.com
OR send out via email / whats app.
MY WORKING HOURS:
OPEN: Mon - Thurs 9.30am - 2.30pm
Outside of my working hours please don't whats app me in the evenings and at weekends, I am closed then. Please email me instead ! Thanks in advance.
As I said above, I am here to help 'brand' your party: so whoever needs the logo (DJ / event coordinator etc) just let me know - and I will send them the artwork in the format that they need, no extra charge.
By paying the design fee you will own the copyright of all designs and artwork, to use however you choose. For example, to have the logo printed onto t-shirts etc. I can help you with suppliers of these if you need, just ask and I'll assist!
If you want to order other stationery through me: thank you cards / menus / speech cards / table plans / signing boards / branded stickers etc? examples and prices are on the PDF attached.
If you want me to design other items for you - you can either order the printing through me (there won't be an extra design fee, just a charge for the printing per item), or if you want me to design something, and you print it elsewhere - I can quote you for my design time depending on what you need.
Once the design fee has been paid, and I have started designs for you, I cannot offer credit or refunds. By making payment you are agreeing to my Terms and Conditions policy, which can be viewed in full on our website.
Due to the current situation with materials and energy costs, quotes will only be valid for 14 days (and subject to change).
I look forward to working with you!
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