VIRTUAL COFFEE DATE
In my opinion, all great relationships must start off with a meeting to make sure we’re a good fit for each other! After your initial inquiry, we’ll set up a virtual date! I’ll ask you some questions regarding your business, vision and goals for your brand and web design, as well as allowing you to ask any questions for me. This step will give us both a chance to get to know one another.
A BEAUTIFUL PROPOSAL
After our fabulous virtual meeting, I’ll put together a proposal, with a full quote based on our project and send it your way. If everything prepared is approved by you, you’ll sign, and send the proposal back to me; and keep a copy for yourself. I then kindly ask you to to complete the deposit payment amount (via an invoice payable online) to hold your spot in my queue. Bailey Avenue does allow payment plans.
STAYING ON SCHEDULE
Once the deposit payment has been paid and the terms signed, I’ll send over a detailed schedule of our project together. It will include the entire process from start to finish and when you can expect your designs, mock ups, & final files. In this schedule I’ll also give you specific times for your ‘due homework’ (questionnaires, branding details, website content, etc). By creating a detailed schedule, it will allow us both to stay on schedule and keep on track to launch your entire project on time.
HELP ME, HELP YOU
Since there is typically a wait time between this step and the next, I give you “homework” to prepare for our upcoming project. I will send you the branding questionnaire for you to answer some questions to insure we are on the same page prior to your project start date. This questionnaire will provide valuable information for me as I move throughout your brand process. I also ask you to create a detailed Pinterest board for me, full of branding inspiration (colors, patterns, outfits, interiors, etc.) I’ll also send you a Dropbox link for the website content if necessary.
LET’S GET INSPIRED
This is where the real fun begins! Once I study your branding questionnaire, I’ll put together your color palette and inspiration (mood) board to make sure I’m heading in the right direction. Once approved, you’ll receive your first logo variations to review and are given the chance to perfect them up to 2 times to make sure you love it. Once the logo is finalized, I’ll pull together the full branding board, so you can see the entire design come together with all of the complete elements (secondary logo, sub marks, patterns, etc.)
UNVEILING OF THE BRAND
Once the brand board is completed and approved by you, I start prepping the final files for you. At this point, I’ll take your new brand and continue it throughout your print and social media design (business card, business letterhead/note card and envelopes, stamp or stickers, Facebook and Twitter page designs) to complete your seamless new look! I’ll send you over the final invoice for the branding design, and once completed, I’ll send over a convenient Dropbox link of all of your zipped up logo and print files!
YOUR HOME ON THE WEB
Once your business brand style has been established, I’ll begin on the website design demo site. Before getting started, I’ll make sure you have finalized all of your web content in our shared folder so I am able to design your site with all appropriate information (website copy, buttons, images, links, extras, etc). Before you know, I’ll be providing you with a detailed demo of your website homepage and one interior page for you to review and make notes on.
GO AHEAD, ASK AWAY
Since the website is such an important piece of your business, I want to make sure you absolutely love it and are comfortable with moving forward. I welcome you to schedule a chat with me to go through the website design and allow for you to ask any questions and have the opportunity to make any necessary changes. I’ll also be able to explain the functionality of the site as well as discuss in detail the remaining pages on your site.
THE HOME STRETCH
After our follow up chat, I’ll send the final demo site for you to review. Once the site has been finalized and the interior page content has been implemented, I’ll send it over for your review. I’ll then send you the final payment for the site and schedule the final website tutorial.
READY FOR TAKE OFF
Once final payment has been made and the tutorial has been completed, your site is ready to be launched! You’ll always have the opportunity to email me with any questions you may have in regards to your new site; even after launch day!