WORKING WITH A CREATIVE DESIGN TEAM
Reaching out for help in your business is both thrilling and terrifying. You are attempting to lighten your load by trusting professionals to get the work you need done, but you’re also putting faith in someone that may or may not produce the quality work you were hoping for. Working with CAST Design Team is a different story.
At CAST Design Team we make an effort to be extremely transparent about our process and the exact deliverables you will receive from our team. The more information you have, the easier it is to make decisions about where to take your business and the easier it is to see how we can best help you find success. In order to make the process of working with a creative team as easy as possible, we’ve outlined a few points about our creative process. Hopefully this will alleviate your stress about hiring a web designer, graphic designer, or working with a creative team in general!
During a Discovery Session, we want to get to know what your project is all about. We’ll start by having you fill out a questionnaire that gives us some basic information about your project. From there we will take a deeper dive into your project and your specific needs.
Our goal during a Discovery Session is to understand a few different things. We want to know who will be using or viewing the piece that we will design, as well as what the ultimate purpose of the project is. We want to know what you want the user to do and what you’re offering that is different from your competitors. All of this information will help us create a design that is exactly what you, and your client, are looking for.
After our Discovery Session our qualified team will get to work producing a piece that radiates your brand. Once we have a draft of the design we will present it to you for revisions. Communication is key during the Revision stage of our process. Throughout the entire process we strive to act as an extension of your team. This means that we will be participating in constant, quality conversations with you so that we can really understand what it is you like and dislike. Even further, we want to know why you like and dislike certain parts. This honest information helps us create the exact visual story you are looking for. We want you to feel like a partner during the entire process, not just in the revision stage.
Once a project is complete, you will own all of the rights to the project. You can request original files, website access, and just about anything else we have available to you concerning your new design. We can help you implement the design into your growing business by printing any tangible collateral, maintaining your website, or even managing your social media. We won’t leave you hanging after the Launch!
Payment is often the part that everyone is afraid to talk about. But again, not with CAST Design Team. We strive to be transparent when it comes to payment so that you know exactly what to expect. When working with our team, we ask for 50% down and 50% when the project is completed. Basically what this means is that in order to protect both parties, we do not start working on a project until you’ve paid a deposit. We can discuss ideas and suggestions, but we won’t provide a mock up until a deposit has been made. Larger projects over $3,000 can be paid in stages, but all projects must be paid in full before work is rendered. This is for your safety and ours–we want to cultivate great professional relationships and provide the highest quality work we can.
We want to make the process of working with the CAST Design Team as simple and clear as possible. If we didn’t answer your questions in this article, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!