Rates

Graphic Design & Layout  =  $48.00 / hour + HST
Custom Illustration  =  $70.00 / hour + HST
Training & Education  =  $100.00 / hour + HST
(All invoices will be subject to HST.)
 
All time is billed in half hour increments. 
Any materials used, such as stock artwork, printed proofs, etc. will be charged back to the client.
Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the specific needs of your project
and to receive a detailed quote within 24 hours (Monday to Friday).
NO-ACTION PROJECTS & RUSH RATES
NO-ACTION PROJECTS: Every now and then, after a project has been started and during the course of development either the budget or need for the item is gone before the item is finished being developed. Also, some projects need to take a back burner for several months as a more pressing project surfaces. All projects that have not had any action on it in 3 months will be invoiced as is, with any time and materials accumulated to that point being invoiced back to you the client.
RUSH RATE PROJECTS: All projects are subject to a rush rate if the appropriate lead time is not provided. The "RUSH RATE" will be implemented when applicable, that will be a total of 40% of the cost of the final design time spent on the project. (Basically changes the hourly design rate from $48.00 an hour to $67.20 an hour.) The "RUSH RATE" will be applied to all projects that commence within a timeline that doesn't allow for proper planning, creative, development, or, that requires work outside of a regular business week (business hours, Monday to Friday).
Please use the follows examples to help gauge your project's appropriate timeline ... 
SMALLER PROJECTS:
- simple ad mattes
- business cards
- buttons
- web/print banners
- stickers
- simple flyers
- etc.

LEAD TIME: A minimum of 3 business days (72 hours) is needed from the time the files are needed at the printer or for posting. Weekends and holidays do not count. (Example: an ad matte due at end of day Friday would need to be started by the end of the day on Tuesday.)
MEDIUM SIZED PROJECTS:
- brochures
- logo development
- illustrations
- template development
- CD/DVD packaging
- posters/graphic
-heavy flyers
- etc.

LEAD TIME: A minimum of 1 week (168 hours) is needed from the time the files are needed at the printer or for posting. Weekends do count, however holidays do not. (Example: a brochure that is due at the printers by noon on Friday would need to be started by noon on previous Friday.)
LARGE PROJECTS:
- multi-page booklets
- calendars
- websites
- custom packaging
- etc.

LEAD TIME: A minimum of at least 3 weeks (504 hours) is needed from the time the files are needed at the printer or for posting. Weekends do count, however holidays do not. (Example: a booklet that is due at the printers by noon on Friday the 25th would need to be started by noon on Friday the 4th.)
If you have any questions regarding your project, the size/scope of it, and/or what the appropriate lead time may be - I invite you to contact me anytime to discuss. Please note as well that if your project is subject to the rush rate, I will notify you at the start of the project (or when the timeline changes if that is the case).
It is important to note that if your project is a "RUSH", I will do what's needed in order to help ensure that your project is completed on time. However, I WILL NOT bump projects already in progress for a rush job as it's only fair to the clients who started their projects in a timely fashion. Existing jobs and their deadlines are always my first priority, therefore I am forced to work rush jobs around these existing timelines. As a result rush jobs often flow into the evenings and weekends to ensure deadlines are met. If your project requires my attention, work, presence, etc. outside of standard business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) then the RUSH RATE will be applied to that time. The RUSH RATE will NOT apply if your project is not a "RUSH" and I just 'happen' to work into the evenings as I often do.
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