Why should I pay to have a professional create my logo when cousin Jimmy has software that can do it?

The answer to this is simpleā€¦ just because you own a football doesn't mean you can use it to get the same results as Aaron Rodgers. The same is true of design software. In this day of "desktop publishers" everyone has software that can create logos, cards, fliers and websites, but you should never underestimate the importance of training and experience. Everthing you use to advertise, including your logo, represents your business to potential customers. It is one of the most important ways you communicate the function of your product, service or organization. Even if you should choose not to work with me to create your logo or advertising piece, I strongly recommend using a professional of some-sort.

Do you have college training in your field?

Yes. I have an Associate of Applied Science in graphic arts.

What type of computer do you use?

Most, dare I even say all, graphic artists use Apple Macintosh computers to do their creative work. This is pretty much an industry standard. I do have a PC to do some of my book keeping work, and am able to open communications and documents sent to me using PC related software.

What kind of software do you use?

The type of software I use to create a piece usually depends on the project itself and the type of file the client wants to receive when I am finished. The most common software I use is Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. But if the project calls for it I also use Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, Power Point, HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver, and several others.

Do you use Microsoft software?

I do of course have and use standard Microsoft software such as Microsoft Word and Excel in the daily running of my business, but these are not products that I use in creating any of my work. These types of programs and those like Corel Draw are not meant to be used for professional design purposes and most print shops will charge you an extra fee if you send them this type of file to be printed.

What file format will my finished design be in?

I can send you your finished design in whichever format you need. If you are not sure what kind of file your printer will want I can coordinate with them to get them the format they need. If I design a logo for you, I can send you several file formats for use in many ways.

If you design a job for me, do I need to find a printer to get it finished?

That is up to you. If I create a piece for you I can send you finished artwork in any file format you need to take to your printer. Or you can let me know how many you want printed and I can give you a price quote that includes printing and shipping as well. Then all you have to do is wait for your finished product to arrive at your door.

Do you have a price sheet you can send me?

I find that every job is different in complexity and I think its inaccurate for me to set up a price sheet saying you will pay X amount for a design. In order for me to do that, I would usually have to pad the price to cover for those designs that will take longer. I would rather give you an accurate price for what you are looking for. If you contact me letting me no what you are looking for, I can send you a price quote right away.

If the answer you are looking for is not here, please contact me, and I can help you.