Graphic Design Service

Printers I Love to Work With

Please note that all print work is for design only. Printing is not included.

MOO
Moo truly has innovative one of a kind products. Ranging from mini cards to stickers to really thick business cards, (I mean thick) their products make a bold statement. Their shipping time is a little long (about 2-3 weeks) but well worth it. When you package arrives in the mail, it will feel like Christmas!

Juke Box Print
I love Juke Box Print because of the variety of different shapes they offer for hang tags.

Boss Logo
Boss logo is great if you need standard business cards and postcards. Their turnaround time is pretty great too.

Vista Print
Vista Print is great if you need large items such as banners for trade shows but they do all that other stuff too.

Sticker You
If you need custom stickers for your brand, Sticker You will take care of all that!

Artwork

All final vector artwork will be provided in an .ai, .jpg and a high resolution PDF.

All final raster artwork will be provided in a layered .psd, .jpg and .png 

HOW IT WORKS

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION?

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm EST

HOURLY RATES

$80/hour. “Gasp! Why am I so much? That’s one month worth of lattes!” Yes you can get a design service done at $15 per hour, but aren’t you tired of asking your nephew? However, you will be glad to know that most of my services are priced per project. If your project goes beyond the allotted timeline or scope of the contract, my hourly fee will kick in. But don’t worry, I will be sure to let you know prior. And, I don’t like nickel and diming, and I promise your design will be pretty.

FEE SCHEDULE

  • Unless you are purchasing a small banner, my minimum fee for any project $50.
  • If your project is less than $250, I require full payment before I commence any work. This balance must be paid in full before I send over any final artwork or before your website goes live. Failure to pay the balance will incur interest charges of 2% per month.
  • If your project is over $250, I require a non refundable 50% deposit before commencement of any work. Balance is to be paid upon project completion or within 45 days whichever comes first.

PAYMENT METHODS

  1. On this website
    You can visit the Shop and select a service there.
  2. Invoice
    An invoice will be sent to you via email which gives you the option to pay directly online through paypal or credit card.
  3. Email Money Transfer
    My email is info@amandafortune.ca
  4. Snail Mail
    I usually don’t like cheques, because it requires me to get out of my PJ’s and drive to the bank. And by that time, I usually end up doing some groceries and shopping and then my day is over and then your project will never get done!

HOW TO GET STARTED

Contrary to popular belief, designers cannot read minds very well. When presented with this statement of “I don’t know, you are the designer! Wow me!” My best advice for you is to do your own research. And I say this with the most heartfelt sincerity. Scope out your competition. What do you have to offer that they don’t? How can you make your product/service better? The more you can tell me about how you envision your brand, the better it will help me out in designing what you wish to achieve.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE INVOLVED?

Depending on your project specifications, one or more designers / programmers may work on your project. But “usually”, it’s just me.

CAN I MODIFY THE DESIGN LATER?

If you are referring to Microsoft Word, then the answer is No. I use the Adobe Creative Suite for my designs. Unless you have this software, you won’t be able to edit any graphics on your own.

HOW LONG WILL MY PROJECT TAKE?

My fastest web project took 8 hours and my longest took 8 months. The 8 hour project had three times more content than the 8 month project. So, the answer is, the time is mostly controlled by you. I find that clients who have their stuff organized and put together get their projects completed faster. Those who are a little scattered, not so well. For example, if you are wanting to do a print ad, have all your final copy ready to go along with images and document specifications. If you have several files, naming them properly like girlwithbasket.jpgand not img_23$%4596940545.jpg will make you my favourite client. OCD can be a good trait if used properly.

But just to make a teeny disclaimer to cover my behind, note that web live dates/project completion dates are dependent on my / subcontractor’s current production schedule. Under normal circumstances, you can expect:

  • Web Projects: 4 weeks from date of signed contract (I will notify you if there is a delay in production)
  • Print + Logo Projects: Proof within 7-10 business days from signed contract (depending on scope of project)

THE DESIGN PROCESS

  1. Purchase your Service
    Send me an email of what design needs you have and I will give you a quote. If you like my price, a 50% deposit is due at this time (if you project is under $250, full balance is due).  The balance is due before I send you the final files / upload your site live.
  2. Questionnaire
    I will send you some questions to answer. This will give me a better understanding of your design style and what types of web functionality you would like . Please provide as much information as you can.
  3. Photos, Images, Copy
    Please supply your logo (in vector format), photos (high res) and text copy (in a word document). I also encourage you to provide any sketches (even if you have to use a napkin), drawings, other samples to aid in the design process. I will require all of your images and copy before the start of your project.
  4. Proofing + Changes:

PRINT
Once deposit has been received, I will send you a proof of the artwork at a specified time frame depending on your project (usually between 7-10 business days on regular projects). You are allowed 3 rounds of revisions for changes/modifications. This is why it is important to have all of your ducks in a row! If changes/modifications exceed 3 passes, my lovely hourly rate of $80 will be applied. Once the design has been finalized, remaining balance is due before I supply all final artwork. You will receive a project sign off form stating that the project is now closed.

LOGO
Once deposit has been received, I will send you 2 logo concepts (depending on my current schedule, this can happen between 7-10 business days.) You are allowed 3 rounds of revisions for changes/modifications. I encourage you to mix and match any of the designs and tweak colours. If changes/modifications exceed 3 passes, my lovely hourly rate of $80 will be applied. Once the design has been finalized, remaining balance is due before I supply all final artwork. You will receive a project sign off form stating that the project is now closed.

WEB
Because of the intricacies of web design, I usually work on this on a case by case basis in terms of set up and design. However the same general rules however apply. You are allowed 3 rounds of revisions for changes/modifications after web design is completed. If changes/modifications exceed 3 passes, my lovely hourly rate of $80 will be applied. Once the design has been finalized, remaining balance is due before I supply all final artwork. You will receive a project sign off form stating that the project is now closed.

REFUNDS

I take pride in my work and will do my best to complete the design according to your specifications. By going through my design process, we should stay on track with the project. However, should there be any discrepancy, I will handle them on a case by case basis.

Print | Brand Identity | Brochures | Logos | Business Cards
If you have selected a design concept that has been presented and agree to the next round of changes or revisions, refunds will not be given at any stage beyond this. Refunds will only be given before the project has commenced.

Web Design
There will be no refunds on the 50% deposit. After this phase, I will handled refunds on a case by case basis.

WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT?

Amanda Fortune retains copyright of all design work until final payment is made after which the copyright will then belong to the client. If contract is terminated before work is completed, all design work will remain copyright of Amanda Fortune Graphic Design. Amanda Fortune Graphic Design and its subcontractors retain the right to display graphics and other design elements as samples of their work in their respective portfolios.

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