PricingYour Budget and Project Scope
Pricing Your Projects
At Grand Ciel Design, it’s about open and honest communication. Nowhere is that truer than when discussing costs with clients. Talking about pricing early on is beneficial so we’re both comfortable and work can begin on your project, static free.
If there’s a budget known, I can tailor the scope of work around that amount. If you don’t know your budget or unsure, I’ll provide tiered pricing with good, better and best outcomes for you to chose which level best suits you. For non-profits clients, I am particularly budget-conscience and do what I can to accommodate project budgets within reason.
Pricing is estimated on a per-project basis. Price depends on the scope of the project and the extent to which I’m involved. The reason I don’t have fixed pricing is because every client and every project is unique. Based on industry surveys, however, my pricing is competitive (on national average) with that of qualified independent contractors and small multi-person firms.
A huge benefit of working with an independent, experienced creative is they don’t come with the high rates charged by large design firms or agencies. You’ll also get an A TEAM on your project along with personalized attention and care.
Estimates, Deposits & Payment
A written estimate / scope of work will be prepared after a conversation about your project’s requirements and based on the amount of time the project is expected to consume. Project estimates may be considered as “not-to-exceed” estimates in accordance with the terms and conditions, provided the scope of the project does not change materially from what was initially discussed. If an adjustment is necessary, it will be presented and approved in writing before work outside the original scope is performed. All estimates must be signed by the client before work can begin.
Invoices are issued on delivery for projects that are completed within the calendar month. Projects that extend beyond the calendar month will be billed at the end of each month based on the amount of time consumed. Payment terms are due upon receipt of an invoice. New clients will be required to provide an up front 50% deposit (industry standard) on a project’s estimate before services begin.
Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!