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Want a free price quote? Tell me about your project below.

Thank you for your interest in my services. If you’re considering working with me and would like a free price quote for your project, I ask that you please thoroughly complete the appropriate questionnaire below. The info you provide will allow me to price your project and better understand your needs.

For all other inquires you can use my basic contact form. The faq page should answer any commonly asked questions. If you’d prefer to discuss things over the phone, I provide my number after email contact.

To avoid wasting your time or mine, please understand that I can’t accommodate unrealistic budgets or timeframes. Good design takes time, effort and investment. Thank you for your understanding. 

Logo / Branding Project Questionnaire

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  • Business Details

  • Please enter your website (if you have one) so I can learn more about your business.
  • Please describe your business and the services or products you offer.
  • Project Details

  • Do you have a specific budget in mind for your project? Logo pricing starts at around $1,000-$1,500 for smaller businesses. The more your budget allows, the more work hours that can be invested.
  • Are you needing help with updating an existing logo / designs, or are we starting from complete scratch?
  • Please let me know the details of what you're needing help with. The more I know, the better.
  • What is the exact wording that will be used in the logo?
  • Do you have any design ideas already in mind, that you'd like me to explore? If so please share. If not, just write no.
  • What vibe would you like your new logo or brand identity to convey? Please provide 4 or 5 keywords (for example: modern, vintage, upscale, minimalist, flashy).
  • Do you have a slogan or tagline that needs to accompany your logo?
  • Where will your logo be used? (ex: social media, print, apparel, billboard, vehicles, television, etc)
  • Can you think of any logos that you really like? If so, why?
  • Can you think of any logos you really dislike? If so, why?
  • Will your logo need to pass inspection or approval of multiple persons? (board members, business partners, etc). If so, how many people?
  • When does your project need to be completed by? 4-6 weeks is preferred, though I can sometimes offer quicker turnaround.
  • Will you be requiring any other design services? For example: stationery, website, brochure, etc.
  • Other

  • Is there anything else I should know that would help me better understand your design needs?
  • If you'd like to send me a preview or screenshot, you can do so here.
  • If you'd like to send a second preview or screenshot, you can do so here.
  • How did you find me? (ex: searched "nashville logo design", yelp, referral, shopify article, etc).
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Web Design Project Questionnaire

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  • Website Details

  • When are you needing your website completed by? Simple websites can usually be completed in around 3-5 weeks. More complex websites will require more time. Tight deadlines will result in higher project cost.
  • Do you have a minimum budget in mind? A basic website (mobile friendly) will start at around $2,500. Multi-page, e-commerce, highly custom sites will of course cost more.
  • Will you be needing any special functions or features? (ex: appointment booking, questionnaire forms, video backgrounds, etc)?
  • Are you wanting your website to include blogging capabilities?
  • Will your website need to include any e-commerce (shop) capabilities? If so, please explain your needs.
  • Are there any websites you can think of that mimic the aesthetics or function you are looking to achieve with your own website?
  • Please provide me with any other details or requirements you may have that will help me price this project and better understand your needs.
  • Thank you for taking the time to tell me about your project. Please hit the submit button below.

Brochure Project Questionnaire

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  • Project Details

  • When does this project need to be completed by? 4-5 weeks is usually required.
  • Do you have a particular budget in mind for this project? The higher the budget, the more time that can be spent.
  • Is there any particular style of brochure you require (ex: bi-fold, tri-fold, multi-page brochure, etc)?
  • If you have any design requests or requirements for the brochure design or layout, please share them here.
  • Will you be able to provide high resolution quality images or will you require use of stock images?
  • Will you require any custom infographics, illustrations, etc in your brochure? If so, please explain.
  • Does this brochure need to adhere to any existing brand color schemes, visual elements, etc? If so, please explain or provide web link.
  • Will you allow me creative freedom with the brochure, or will you prefer to micromanage?
  • Is there anything else you think would help me better understand your project needs, tastes and expectations?
  • If you have an existing design or anything else you'd like to share, please attach it here.
  • You can upload a second image or file here.
  • Thank you for taking the time to tell me about your project. Please hit the submit button below.

Misc Project Questionnaire

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  • Project Details

  • When does your project need to be completed by? Please note that rushed projects may cost more.
  • Do you have a particular budget range in mind? This will help narrow down what I can offer you. The higher the budget, the more time that can be spent on your project.
  • Please tell me what you're needing help with. The more I know, the better.
  • If you have any images or files you'd like to share, please upload them here.
  • Thank you for taking the time to tell me about your project. Please hit the submit button below.