Briefing of the project. The graphic designer needs to gather as much information about the client’s expectations. Client should prepare a description of the company or business – Who are the clients / name of business or product? What is the history and background of the business? When was it established? What is the mission, vision, and goals? What is your objective for the design? What is the timetable and when is deadline?
Cost Estimate. Rates charged by graphic designers are normally based per hour or fixed price based on their understanding of your project requirements. A fixed-price project will specify the number of iterations (i.e. rounds of revisions) included in the price. Quotes for your project will reflect the scope of work, or how much you actually need a designer to do. The designer will only start working after the contract has been approved and signed by the client.
Research and Brainstorming Stage. The graphic designer will start researching for design pegs, competitors, point of differentiation, market, audience, trends, and future prospects. This is to make sure that the designer will not make anything similar from the competitor. Client may provide photos and text that can be used in the design. Photos to be provided should not be less than 200 dpi resolution, and not less than 7 inches (18 cm).
Design & Revision Stage. Once the materials are complete, the designer will start doing the draft. The designer and client will exchange feedback during this stage.
Final Work. The client will get another chance to review the end product and provide feedback. Graphical files will be sent accordingly as PDF, JPEG, TIFF only