How much?

Consultation & Quoting

The consultation is free and no obligation. Estimates on smaller jobs are based on $80 per billable hour and larger jobs will be project based.

Price matching

If you love my folio but are weighing up a cheaper price from another designer, I’ll see what I can do.

Simply send me a breakdown estimate to [email protected] with the message ‘can you price match this?’ Nothing to lose, just your preferred designer.

Per project

Website Packages

WordPress do it yourself training package – $240

  • If you own a domain name and would like an easy platform to make a WordPress website. Premium DIVI theme included (value $240). 2 hours of training – everything you need to know to need to get your first site up and running. Web hosting is an optional add-on.

SEO training – $160

  • Ideal for someone who has made their first website but needs help to get more visits.
  • 2 hours training session on how to get the most out of your WordPress site – includes advise on Google Maps local search, best free listings, using the Yoast Plugin effectively, how to find the best key phrases for your business. How to match and improve on what you’re competition is doing.

WordPress – 1 page get started website with on page SEO – $640

Ideal for someone who wants to send clients to a site but is not quite ready for a multi page site yet. Note: the earlier you get somthing online, the faster Google will add credibility to your domain name. This will benefit your long term SEO as the site builds down the track.

  • Optional extra – $300 per year ongoing maintenance/hosting with SSL. Cpanel access available on request. Backups, plug-in updates. Security monitoring. Support.
  • Additional add-ons – Photoshop, logo creation, copywriting, illustration stock imagery.

WordPress – 5 page (SEO optimised per page) – $1400

  • Optional $300 per year ongoing maintenance/hosting with SSL. Cpanel access available on request. Backups, plug-in updates. Security monitoring. Support.
  • Additional pages and integration based on an hourly rate – approx $160 per page based on content quantity.
  • Additional add-ons – Photoshop, logo creation, copywriting, illustration stock imagery.

WordPress maintenance and SEO package – $200 per month

  • Ongoing maintenance/hosting of website with SSL. Cpanel access available on request. Backups, plug-in updates. Security monitoring. Support.
  • 1 phone consult to discuss strategy so far and current success of the website
  • 1 hour of research and analysis of competition
  • Suggestions or creation of new content to the website of backlinks to increase market share
  • Anaylytics report for the month and year to date

Logo and brand design

  • Starter Logo$80 – Choose from 100 premium fonts – outputted to 3 formats in the colour of your choice
  • Package A (I know what I want) – $320 – (based on 1 computer rendered idea based on a concise brief or sketch) (3 colour pallets) + 1 amend on an initial idea  – (includes the supply of up to 3 formats)
  • Package B (a popular choice) – $800 – (based on 5 draft ideas) (up to 5 colour pallets) + 2 amends on final ideas  – (includes branding style sheet and supply of up to 5 formats)
  • Package C (premium) – $1,600 – (based on up to 10 developed ideas) (up to 5 colour pallets) + 3 amend stages  – ($1600 includes branding style sheet , style guide and supply of up to 10 formats/versions).

When considering unusually low quotes from other ‘graphic designers’, consider reading this blog first on ‘you get what you pay for’ https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/10-common-mistakes-in-logo-design/

Other

  • Business card design with existing logo including 2 amends – $240. Printing can be organised but is optional. Approx $120 depending on paper stock, finish and delivery.
  • Letterhead design with existing logo including 2 amends – $160
  • 4-page brochure design ($800)
  • 8-page corporate brochure ($1200)
  • 16-page brochure design ($1600)
  • Design Software and OSX training – $80 per hour in-house. (call out – $5 per km)
  • Photoshoot ($160) + call out ($5 per km)
  • Animation, Photoshop, Illustrations, ebooks and other unique projects quoted on $80-$120 max per hour based on the brief.
  • Graphic Design training (Adobe Creative Cloud) – $80 per hour (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Web design training and advice – SEO, Marketing, Wix or WordPress, Divi Builder, how to get backlinks and other free traffic, analytics, building a database of clients. Email marketing using MailChimp.
  • Email signatures – $80 an hour. Approx $50 per name. Advice on the best HTML software/ subscription-based products versus do it yourself image based signatures.

Extras and contingencies

  • Website management, backups and hosting/troubleshooting ($300 per year)
  • Edits to the website after sign off – ($80 per hour.)
  • Printing and stock images at retail cost plus 30% markup (this covers such things as risk management, accounting, search and membership costs).
  • Client amends and changes to brief and content beyond estimate agreement are also charged at $80 per hour.

If there is anything here that is required but not listed I can advise on a suitable trusted partner to collaborate.

Other services

The services below simply based on $80 per hour or $20 per 15 minutes.

  • Printer liaison and management 
  • Maintenance of social media
  • File conversion
  • Copywriting and editing
  • PowerPoint design
  • Microsoft Word design
  • Basic SEO tweaking
  • Software training
  • Video Editing

Rate comparison

In a large ad agency my work is charged out at roughly $1600 a day (based on 8 hours). This covers the cost of administration, reception, IT, HR, creative retainers, strategy, traffic, account management, training, pitches, marketing, holidays, sick leave, rent, and staff entertainment.

With Sunshine Design you don’t pay for all of these overheads. You still get the expertise of a senior creative designer, but I charge for productive time only at a base rate of $80 per hour. You are briefing me, the same guy that designs and produces your work. Over 20 years in Advertising, Design and Marketing. BA Design, Award School. Friendly local studio. Free coffee.

Better communication. Better results!

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