I am delighted you are considering using me for your design services. Thank you!
Your first step to working with me is to:
So I can get an understanding of the design project you need help with, please contact me to either book in a free half hour discovery call or zoom or email me with what you would like help with. I will then be able to guide you on what are the next best steps for you (disclaimer – you may have some homework!) and how and when I can start working with you. Every business is different and has unique needs and ways of working, and I always fit around your business. For instance, I work on a retainer or ad-hoc basis with design and marketing agencies. Or I can help set up a totally new website and branding if you are an SME or sole trader just starting out.
Looking to hire a professional freelance designer but no idea if you can afford one? The good news is us freelance designers tend to be cheaper than agencies, as we have fewer overheads – no big offices or other staff to pay. Due to my experience I am not the cheapest designer but I am also more affordable than using design agencies. If you have a larger design project in mind that you would need a team for, please do let me quote as I do know lots of other excellent freelance designers who I am more than willing to team up with.
All prices exclude VAT which I will add on and I charge via York-based Transparent Design which I co-own with my freelance creative developer husband Mike Rigley. These are guide prices only, so please note that I offer a free half hour chat to get to know your brand and quote properly on projects. I also offer discounted rates for charities.
My freelance design rates are indicative only so these prices are for ideas of rates and not necessarily what I will charge you.
The cost of designing a website depends what you need on it. I design with the user in mind so always make sure I work closely with you on the content of your website. I am happy to create websites on a monthly retainer if you are unable to pay for one up front. I’m happy to have a chat so you can see how this would work.
- I offer simple WordPress templated websites from £700. A more complicated one with lots of functionality would be around £1500-2000.
- Bespoke website design (not including development) from £700. I can work this way with development agencies for example.
- A simple bespoke website including development by freelance digital developer Mike Rigley from £2000.
- Webpage redesign from £160 / page – this is me redesigning a page with usability in mind.
- Email design from £100 – I can also help set it up in email clients
- Landing pages from £100
- Holding pages from £100
- Social media graphics from £100. I can work on one off graphics or as a retainer.
Logos, usability & social media design
- A simple logo starts at £500 and full branding from £1000.
- Logo refresh (update of existing – eg neatening up, update of font and / or colours) from £200
- Usability audits of an existing site – for a homepage £200 and other pages from £50. This is where I take a look at your site and give you ways to improve it without having to have a new website made.
These are just a few examples:
- Flyers and posters from £100
- 4 page leaflet from £350
- Business cards from £50
- Rollup banner from £80
- Larger brochures from £700
SaaS and App design
Prices for Service as a System (SaaS) and phone app designs are quoted per project depending on the scope of what is needed.
Often, on a discovery call, I come up with ideas for how I can help you and your business, especially if you are a new business. I am able to offer consultancy on this basis, as well as on a design basis. For example, where you can receive free help, how to buy a url and hosting etc. Basically tips to get you off the ground, or how to get out of a rut if you have already started your business.
Prices for this service are on an hourly basis at £50 / hour.
Once you have decided you’d like to work with me, I ask for written confirmation in an email of my prices and any other terms I may have. I may ask for a deposit or part payment up front.
We then come up with a rough timeline of when I can do the work and any deliverables from me and you. This may also include a list of services I don’t include, or which I can outsource or expect you to give me, for instance copywriting, SEO or photography. Often, I am unable to start work until you have given me certain information and assets, so once these are received I will start on the designs.
If you have decided you would like a WordPress template for a new website, I will show you some options for templates and we can choose one together. I will then populate the template or set up the structure for you to do this yourself if you are familiar with the WordPress platform
If you are wanting a bespoke website design, I typically come up with 2 ideas for the homepage and then have a couple of rounds of amends. We then sign off on this design before I come up with designs for the other pages as needed.
With social media graphics, I design to your brand guidelines, or can create new ones if needed.
For graphic design work, I can either take an existing InDesign file to base a new design on, or create one from scratch. I work within brand guidelines and can create interactive pdfs as well as print products so you can have the pdf viewable or downloadable online. This is useful especially for ebooks. I always expect changes in big documents – I haven’t ever designed a brochure without some text updates or swapping images out, so I always allow for several changes when quoting.
When I create branding and logos, I go through a branding process with you where we look at the feel of your brand, where it sits with competitiors and so on. I research similar brands and competititors. I design several logo ideas and do 2-3 rounds of changes based on these. I hand over the logo in several formats suitable for print and web, and I design logos as vector files so they can be printed as big as you wish.
I found Lucy to be extremely personable, very easy to work with and the quality of her work was always exemplary.
Highly recommend!Ashley Young – Communications Manager at Make It York