Monthly Design Retainer Packages | Brand Web Design

How awesome would it be to have a designer on call
to help you whenever you need it?

Imagine that you could just send out an email and have your designer make your Facebook images look all nice, or style that ebook you’ve written. Maybe design a new business card or a flyer for your next event. As a small business owner, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the things you’re so great at PLUS designing your business materials too.

Professional quality designs immediately boost your  clients’ perception of you.

  • Are you looking for a designer to handle your graphic design needs?
  • Are you starting your business and need help creating a new identity?
  • Is your current business in need of a branding update or overhaul?
  • Do you need ongoing graphic design support for your marketing activities?

 

Having a go-to designer helps you maintain consistency
with your brand and your message.

Make sure your business looks professional and polished with print and web materials that all reflect your brand. Consistency in your brand will help you stand out from your competitors, but as a small business owner you don’t always have the time and resources to keep your marketing efforts looking A+! Relax and let Brand Web Design handle your design work!

 

If you need ongoing design support, hiring a designer on retainer
is a more cost-effective solution to hiring in-house staff!

You can have all of your creative materials such as business cards, social media graphics, ads, brochures, sales material, ebooks, email campaigns, reports and more, created for one flat monthly rate starting from just $150 per month (that’s $5 per day!). You can choose how much time you need each month to cover your needs. Retainer packages are offered at a discounted rate from our normal hourly design rate.

Design retainer services give access to professional design services without the cost of hiring a full or part-time employee. It is the perfect solution for small to medium sized businesses to outsource design work while saving money on salaries and benefits.

 

Retainer clients get Top Dog treatment!

Brand Web Design sets aside a set amount of priority hours each month specifically for retainer clients.  By securing a retainer package, you are guaranteed a higher priority when scheduling projects. Packages are flexible so you can choose the amount of hours you need each month, and you don’t need to sign a design contract for each project – just send in your request and we’ll get started!

You’ll receive monthly reports to see how your hours were spent and reminders when you have time to use up. In addition, you will have access to a secure online portal to request work, review and download files, and communicate about your projects.

 

Brand Web Design offers Creative Retainers to help you with all of your design needs

I strive to build lasting partnerships with my clients. The monthly creative retainer program is designed to give you access to my graphic and web design services, on your schedule, on an on-going basis.

You can choose the amount of time you need per month and use that time towards any project!

Retainer clients receive priority scheduling over other projects, and a discounted rate on design services.

Let’s work together!

The perks of being a retainer client:

  • Receive first priority when scheduling projects
  • Discounted design rates (normal hourly design rate starts at $75 per hour)
  • No per-project cost and no contacts to sign for each project
  • No overhead costs of hiring an in-house employee
  • Brand consistency across all of your projects
  • Monthly reports of time used / remaining

Here’s how billing works:

  • Contracts are paid in advance at the beginning of each month
  • Monthly retainers are available on 3-month, 6-month and 12-month contracts
  • Time is deducted from the retainer as work is performed
  • All work is tracked and itemized to show usage, you’ll get a report each month to show how much time was spent

This is what’s included:

Collateral design: brochures, business cards, reports, flyers, posters, etc.

Digital design: social media sharing graphics, cover photos, email templates, online ads, blog post and website images

Website maintenance: adding new pages, updates to existing content, updating plugins, creating backups

Consultation services: helping you brainstorm design or marketing ideas for your project, teaching you how to use WordPress

What’s NOT included: website design, logo design, branding services, printing or content writing

Want to check out some of my work before you commit? Take a look at my portfolio.

 

Here’s how scheduling a project works:

You can request new projects or work through the client portal (I’ll set you up there so we can keep track of everything we’re working on!). Typically I can take care of smaller projects within 2-3 business days.

For larger projects, or if you know you have something coming up and want to plan ahead, you can schedule project time for specific days of the month, with at least 7 days notice. Retainer clients are prioritized in my schedule which means I’ll  be able to get your project done lickety-split.

 

This is what happens if you don’t use all of your time:

I’ll do my best to make sure you’re up-to-date with the status of your retainer hours, but it is up to you to make sure they are used within the monthly time frame. Unfortunately, any hours left over at the end of the month are forfeited (unless you opt for the Epic Package, which allows you to roll over 5 unused hours to the next month).

 

Here’s what we’ll do if you need more time:

If you need more hours one month than you have in the retainer, I will bill you for the additional hours at the same discounted rate as the retainer. For example: if you have a 5 hour retainer but need 7 hours, I will bill you the extra 2 hours at the discounted rate. Easy peasy!

 

Pricing

Itty Bitty PackageBest for solopreneurs
225per month
3 hours of design
$75/hour
$0 discount
No rollover
Petite PackageBest for small businesses and startups
350per month
5 hours of design
$70/hour
$25 discount
No rollover
Epic PackageBest for medium to large businesses
1275per month
20 hours of design
$64/hour
$225 discount
5 hours rollover

 

Schedule a quick call to discuss your business goals and the best retainer package to fit your needs and budget

 

Not ready to commit to a Creative Retainer?

Try it out for 1 month and see for yourself how much time (and money) you’ll save!

Schedule a call to get started

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