ILLUSTRATION, WEB DESIGN, CONSULTATION PRICES

You can buy time from anyone, but investing in your vision is different. My expertise, unique way of seeing things, and the care I take will help you bring your brand or project to life the way you want. Of course, I'm not the right person if you're looking for a $200 website or $10 illustration. However, if you're ready to take your project to the next level, I'm happy to schedule a pre-bid project discussion. After I know the details and your goals, I'll put together a bid with some ideas and costs. Pre-bid project discussions of up to 20 minutes are free of charge.

If you don't know where to start or need a longer meeting to ask questions and get advice, feel free to schedule a consultation.

In the meantime, here are some general pricing guidelines (click to open each):

WEB DESIGN PRICES:

For a basic website the cost starts at $850 for the initial design or home page (which is the shell of the design that will be used on each page). The cost per page after that starts at $150. The final cost per page will depend on the complexity of formatting and components you choose.

PRICE GUIDELINES FOR ADDED WEBSITE FEATURES:

Prices start at $250 to add an image gallery to a new or existing website. There is an additional cost per image.

Prices start at $250 for small graphics. I can also alter images that you supply. There are endless options. Let me know what you're thinking and I'll put a price together for you.

Prices start at $350 for type-only logos and go up from there with more complex font treatments, addition of symbols, or illustrations, etc.

MISCELLANEOUS WEB DESIGN & SERVICES:

There is quite a range here as well. The price depends on the existing code and what you want to do. Simple changes such as changing text color site-wide could be as little as $500 if a well-organized stylesheet is attached to the website. If the code is not clearly written, it will affect the cost. I can let you know when I bid on the job.

When I bid on updating a website, I list all costs individually so my clients can quickly see how much everything is. Hourly charges sound high when you don't know how long things take to do. Here are some examples of basic changes: Adding or removing links – $5–10 each, optimizing and sizing photos – $10–25 each, and minor text updates can be as little as $25. Of course, it all depends on what and how you need to be done. We can also discuss monthly package options if you need lots of updates and have a busy schedule.

SEO, EDITING & OTHER WEB SERVICES:

Optimization for modest size web pages starts at $100 each for basic optimization. The final price depends on how much needs to be done. When I make an optimization bid, I prioritize each suggestion and break down the price so you know the best order to finish if you'd like to do it gradually. If you are a do–it–yourselfer, you can get a thorough optimization assessment with recommendations so you can do the work yourself.

Are you ready to take your website to the next level? First, schedule an analysis of your site to learn how to make it better visually and in the content. Then, whether you'll be doing the work yourself or directing someone else to do it, I'll give you actionable steps to take to improve your site's performance. (When you book your appointment, please supply your web address in "Appointment Notes" and, if you have them, specific concerns you'd like to address.) One hour is $200 and we will cover as many web pages as possible.

If you're feeling stuck and need someone to talk to about anything website or online presence-related, this is a great place to start. So choose your focus, make a list, and let's have a chat! (Please briefly describe what you'd like to discuss in "Appointment Notes" when booking your appointment.) My rate is $150 for a one hour consultation.

When you're working on your website, it can be frustrating to get stuck in a tangle of tech-speak or not be able to figure out your website platform's dashboard. So schedule this option for a video call and screen share for training or troubleshooting. I'll help you through your dilemma in no time. (Please briefly describe what you need help with in "Appointment Notes" when booking your appointment.) My rate is $60 for a 30 minute session.

ILLUSTRATION PRICES:

Spot illustrations start at $250.

Larger illustrations start at $500. The final price will depend on size, complexity, research required, fantastical elements, etc.

KEEPING COSTS DOWN

What can you do to keep prices down? A lot, actually. How prepared you are can impact how long a job takes and what needs to be done, directly affecting the cost.

FOR WEBSITES – Get as organized as possible. If you have text and images for your site, get them together. If you need to do some writing, take your time and do this first. Revisit favorite websites and also think about things you don't like about some of the websites you see. Are there colors you want? Are you partial to any particular type of navigation over another? Figure out how many pages you need and what they will be. What is the most important information you need to get across? Ideas will often develop while you're getting everything together and it is better for this to happen before work begins on your site. If you change what you want mid-stream, additional costs will be incurred.

FOR ILLUSTRATIONS – Get as organized as possible and decide what the goal of your job is. Maybe your initial idea is only the tip of the iceberg. Play with your idea, look at other projects, and see what transpires. Do you regularly seek opinions from others in your business or personal life when making decisions? Make sure to do so before you sign your contract about the direction for illustrations. If you contract for an illustration of a blue cat and end up realizing halfway through the job that what you really need is a green dog, the cost of the job will increase. If you're unsure about what you want to achieve or other details of the job, schedule a consultation with me and I'll help you figure it out.

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