The aim of this page is to outline the content you should provide for any design projects. Some of this should be provided before the project begins, whereas other elements can be supplied later as the project progresses. These guidelines have been established to help keep your costs down.
By meeting these requirements, I can ensure that the the project meets the brief and runs within the specified timeframe and budget. In order for me to focus mainly on the creative aspect of your company, I appreciate if you can organize and be responsible for your company’s business management and secretarial duties. Please note that the information and content required will vary due to the scale of the project.
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Text & Image Guidelines
ALL TEXT NEEDS TO BE EDITED IN ADVANCE.
Please be sure to send all info and wording criteria EXACTLY as you would like it to appear on your marketing material. Everyone involved in the project should have input and approval before submitting text to MSJ Media. Text needs to be in electronic format. Please do not type in all caps, or use a lowercase "l" for a one. Please do not try to position text using multiple spaces or returns. Do not include charts, graphics, or photos in the text, and remove all page breaks.
For Print: Please provide the highest resolution image possible, 300 dpi at actual size or greater. When searching on Google, make sure you filter for large images. You are welcome to provide quality photos for your project, however MSJ will be happy to find photos for you.
For Web: Resolution MUST be 72 DPI and now larger than 800px wide. Make sure your files descriptions are all lower case and use “ – or _ “ for spaces. DO NOT zip images (for galleries) within a folder. Make a decision on if all images are the same size (clean template) – various sizes (staggered template)
Booklets, Brochures, Newsletters & Magazines: To avoid confusion please use these guidelines when submitting materials for multiple-page projects such as newsletters and magazines. Each article should be in its own text file. Photos and captions should be attached to the article. Provide a master sheet with a list of all the articles and suggestions about on what page they should be placed. You may be asked to cut or edit text if it does anot all fit.
Brochure Folding Guides: We offer printed brochures in several different sizes and folded several different ways. The following guide explains the different folds we offer and what you need to know about folding before laying out your folded brochure design.
Payments, Credits, & Rush Fees
PAY YOUR DESIGNER, WE HAVE BILLS!
1/2 Deposit Agreement & Terms: This deposit is mainly for Brand Logos, or any Graphic Service Deposits with or without print and total amoun is $500.00 or more. These projects normally takes 1-2 weeks to produce, without mistakes or set-backs. You are requeried to deliver half of the budget balance upon agreement. The next payments are to be made, upon agrement, before any print services is sent or started, and before any files are relesed into clients posession.
1/3 Deposit Agreement & Terms: This deposit is mainly for Websites, "Start-Up" Business Packages, "Makeover" Business Packages. These projects normally takes 3-4 weeks to produce, without mistakes or set-backs. You are requeried to deliver half of the budget balance upon agreement. The next 2 payments are to be made, upon agrement, dividing the remainder of the budget balance.
1/4 Deposit Agreement & Terms: This deposit is mainly for "Professional" Business Packages. These projects normally takes 3-4 weeks to produce, without mistakes or set-backs. You budget balance is divided into 4 payments, upon agreement. This is salary based income, so if there is no payments made, there will be no work done, which postpones and delay project completion.
G4B Credits: Credits can only be applied to final balances, NOT DEPOSITS, and only used towards services provided by The Galleria for Business. NO CASH BACK.
RUSH FEES = 20% Percdent of Actual Cost: All services process time is final and is agreed upon within The Galleria for Business Designer related guidlines. For any requests for rush services will have to be evaluated before confirmation and required and aditional 20% of budget balance, upon agreement.
Designer Per Hour Fees: For projects to be completed on time, it is vital that clients return proofs, corrections and information in a timely manner. We can provide you with a range estimate before your project begins. If a project deviates from the original specifications or an unusual number of changes are requested, you will be notified of the additional costs. Clients are responsible for final sign-off on all projects.
Rejection/Cancellation of Project
CLIENT SHALL BEAR ALL COSTS, EXPENSES & FEES
The client shall not unreasonably withhold acceptance of, or payment for, the project. If, prior to completion of the project, the client observes any nonconformance with the design plan, the designer must be promptly notified, allowing for necessary corrections. Rejection of the completed project or cancellation during its execution will result in forfeiture of deposit and the possible billing for all additional labor or expenses to date. All elements of the project must then be returned to the designer. Any usage by the client of those design elements will result in appropriate legal action. Client shall bear all costs, expenses, and fees in any action brought to recover payment under this contract or in which client may become a party by reason of this contract.
Completion/Delivery of Project
ANY DELAY IN COMPLETION WILL AFFECT COSTS.
Any shipping or insurance costs will be assumed by the client. Any alteration or deviation from the above specifications involving extra costs will be executed only upon approval with the client. Any delay in the completion of the project due to actions or negligence of client, unusual transportation delays, unforeseen illness, or external forces beyond the control of the designer, shall entitle the designer to extend the completion/delivery date, upon notifying the client, by the time equivalent to the period of such delay.
REPRODUCTION OF WORK
1. The client assumes full reproduction rights upon payment for completed project.
2. One time reproduction rights for the specified project, at the agreed fee, are granted to the client. Any other usage must be negotiated.
3. All reproduction rights on the copyrighted work are retained by the designer. The work may not be reproduced in any form without consent from the designer.
4. The designer retains personal rights to use the completed project and any preliminary designs for the purpose of design competitions, future publications on design, educational purposes and the marketing of the designer’s business. Where applicable the client will be given any necessary credit for usage of the project elements.