Perfect for those who have enough marketing materials needed on a monthly basis, but don't want to hire a full time designer.
Why choose a retainer program?
Plan your project deadlines with peace of mind: Guaranteed amount of prioritized work each month.
Discounts: You get discounted rate compared to normal freelance fees. The more hours you commit, the lower the hourly rate.
Simplified Accounting: You pay a set amount each month for the duration of the retainer contract.
Less Paperwork: Eliminate the need to sign multiple contracts and multiple invoices to track on a per project basis.
No Overhead: You get the access to a professional designer without the overhead associated of an employee.
A retainer fee is similar to a monthly fee. It’s perfect for those who know that they will need design services throughout the year and want to reserve a creative professional's time. Since the purpose is to retain the designer, you will pay your monthly fee upfront each month before any work begins. Essentially, you are "pre-ordering" my time each month instead of just a service. Once you’ve paid for your hours, I will be able to block out my schedule with the appropriate time each month. This gives me the ability to plan my workload accordingly. Which gives you the certainty of a pre-established amount of work each month without having to worry about what else is "in the queue" ahead of you. This is so much more efficient for everyone!
Retainer Programs range from $225 - $1275 per month.
Fill out the form below for a custom quote!
Retainer program Details:
3 month minimum commitment. At the end of 3 months, we will re-evalaute 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. If there is any need for additional hours, you will be billed at the standard hourly rate.
Any 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 Retainer program?
Graphic Design: Logos for new products/services, Icons, Layout, Form & Template Creation
Digital and Print Materials: Sell Sheets, Direct Mailers, Brochures, Newsletters, Welcome Guide, Presentations, RFP Layouts, Ebooks, Infographics, Freebie Promotion, Media Kit, Postcard Design, Brand Style Guide, Workbook, Your Top Sales Offer, Social Media Graphics, Blog Banners, etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Squarespace 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 45-minute Zoom consultation so I can hear more about your project and get to know each other. I want to learn all about your business and goals. We’ll review your business needs and upcoming projects.
2. First payment. Once the contract and questionnaire is completed and the first retainer fee is paid. I will set up a google drive folder for you to access all your files, add any files you need to share with me so I can begin to work on your projects. 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!
I do my best to follow up with all inquires, and we all know that sometimes there’s a technical glitch (though I’d hope not!) but if you do not hear from me within 24-48 hours, please do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking forward to working with you!