The cost is $30/hour for each additional hour (a savings of 40%). Applicable sales tax is not included. Additional projects and services can also be ordered a la carte. Requires a 6 month minimum commitment. Regular design rate is $50 per hour. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Retainers can be customized to suit your needs.
What is a retainer? A retainer is a monthly fee paid up front to retain my services for the allotted number of hours each month. It gives you access to design services without the cost of a permanent employee. It is billed each month for the month ahead. By retaining my services in advance, you are ensuring that I have blocked out the appropriate amount of time to accommodate your design needs for that month.
How does it work? You select a monthly package that suits your needs. A retainer requires a 6 month minimum commitment and you will be asked to sign a contract before any project is started. I will keep track of the time that I work each month. If I work less than the allotted hours I will roll the extra hours over to the next month. Rollover hours expire at the end of the second month. If I work over the allotted hours I will send you an invoice for the overage. You will be informed ahead of time if it appears that I will go over your limit. The cost is $30/hour for each additional hour, which is still a savings of 40% off the regular design rate.
What services are included in a retainer? You get full service graphic and web design services at a discounted rate. This includes but is not limited to flyers, brochures, invite cards, business cards, slider images, web banners, event promos and signage, writing and editing, website management, and management of printing or production of any of these items.
What services are not included in a retainer? A retainer does not include printing and shipping costs, stock photo purchases, or any other service that warrants an additional cost on my part. It also does not include initial website design and set up as that takes in excess of 10 hours. If you aren’t sure what may constitute an additional fee I am happy to discuss it with you.
What are the benefits of a monthly retainer?
Priority service and turnaround time
Discounted design rate (save up to 20% each month)
Consistent and reliable design service
Convenient monthly billing
Roll unused hours over to the next month