Studio Knox works with clients that are open to creativity and who want to use graphic design to maximize their business potential.
Every client and project is different however we generally work using the following process to ensure work is delivered on time and on budget. After all stages we discuss the project with the client to make sure they feel involved and comfortable with the decisions that are being made.
Defining the Brief & Research
The first stage in any collaboration is to develop a brief that can be used as a framework for the project. It should outline the: objectives and goals of the new design; budget and schedule; target audience; scope of the project; available or required materials; overall style/look; and, any definite things which should not be included. The brief will be used as the agreement between ourselves and the client about what the project should entail.
At this stage we might also do some research in the form of image collecting. That way emotive language starts to become more visual.
Early Idea Development
We take what has been learned through the process of research and defining the brief and start to apply it to idea generation.
At this stage the goal is to try to come up with a group of loose visual ideas that we can show to the client. Hopefully amongst the work shown there will be an idea or a couple of ideas that the client responds to in a positive manner.
Final Idea Development
Following the previous stage we can begin to develop a final idea based on the previous selection and discussions with the client.
Often this stage includes expanding the idea to show how the graphics will be applied across all communication elements or deliverables involved in the design project.
The aim is to get an agreement from the client that this is the visual approach that will be taken into producing the final elements.
Artworking/Coding & Delivery
The final stages of a project are to convert ideas into deliverable products. These elements should match the scope of the initial brief. Fro example, the deliverable products themselves could be a printed product, files for print or screen, or code to enable a digital project etc.
Depending on the project this could be where most of the time is spent.
How much do we charge?
Every project will take a different length if time. We prefer to discuss the project first in detail before we can estimate how much time it will take. For that reason we have no flat pricing policy.
Generally we work on a project basis rather than charge per the hour. Once we decide how much time the project will take to deliver we can offer clients an exact quote/estimate for the work.