Graphic Design FAQ

Where do we begin?
You may choose to discuss the project via email, telephone or in person. First time clients are encouraged to meet in person to see actual printed samples, paper stocks, etc.

What are the Office Hours?
We are available by phone from 9am – 5pm week days.

What is the Usual Design Process?
You will need to provide all pertinent information, design requirements, images and any design preferences you have. Don’t worry we are here to help with that!  If you are able to provide text in a digital form it will save me time and you money!
As soon as we receive your deposit (30% of estimate for new clients), we get to work on an initial concept. Client must then proof all artwork and text. This is where your input is crucial!  Please tell us what you like … and what you don’t like.  After revisions are complete you will proof and sign off on a final copy. The copy is then send to the printer or delivered to you in digital format.  The final payment for design work is usually due at sign off,  50% of printing cost are required before order is placed.

What is the Turnaround Time?
This depends on the extent of the client’s project and the designer’s current workload. On average projects can take as early as 3 business days to 7 business days to complete. The time frame is also depends on how soon the client provides the necessary content and/or files, as well as feedback and approval on work in progress. 

How is the Artwork Received?
Projects need to be proofed via web or email, are provided as PDF in screen resolution. Client may also come to the office for proofing.  Artwork is usually not faxed because of the clarity in faxed copies. Print files are usually provided as PDF.  Web files are usually PNG, GIF or JPG. Original artwork in .AI and .PSD files are available at an additional cost.  All files are emailed, sent to a drop box or on DVD.

Is my artwork kept on file?
Yes, we generally keep clients’ file on an external back-up system. We generally do back-ups and store files on a regular basis, but we do not guarantee file backup.  If a client wishes to keep copies of their files electronically, we will supply your artwork on disk ($8) or we will download it your cloud storage or email (free).

How is the Pricing Structure Developed?
Pricing is roughly based on the time involved with the creative process, to completion, at a rate of $45-$55 per hour. Ekahi Design’s affordable pricing is geared toward the small business owner.

What Forms of Payment are Accepted?
Cash, all major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover). Credit/Debit, Checks, Money Order, and PayPal are all acceptable forms of payment. Payments can be received via internet, in person, mail, as well as over the phone.

Is the Deposit Refundable?
All deposits are non-refundable if work has been started.

What if the client doesn’t like any of the designs?
Client satisfaction is highly valued. If a client doesn’t like the initial concept or concepts, we’ll revise it until it’s approved. 

Project Cancellation
Client may cancel at any time. 

If you have any other question we are happy to talk with you. Contact us

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