Often, I get clients come in that have an idea for a graphic design project and then expect to have it done immediately. While we can usually start on the project immediately, graphic design takes time. The customer and designer must take time to talk through the project and get as many details as possible. What kind of project? What kind of paper? What kind of details are important? The designer will take notes and follow up with e-mails or phone calls for clarification later. Even the most simple design requires time to design it. Depending upon the project, the designer might create a few different designs for the customer to choose from. Once the designer is happy with the way it looks, the customer must then be contacted and have time to decide what they think. Do they like it the way it is? Do they want to change something? Is their idea being conveyed the way they explained? Did the customer forget or change their mind about something? Changes are done by the graphic designer and then re-submitted to the customer for additional review. Once the customer is happy with their project, the design is prepared to go to print. Depending upon the project, the printing process will take a few days to around 1 week. We have had clients come in 1 month prior to wanting a major project completed, and then continued to make changes the day of it needing to go to print! So please, give your project time to be developed, designed and printed. You will be happier with the results and your stress level won’t go through the roof!
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