How much will it cost?

We know you’ll hate this answer, but it depends. On the format, paper, number of pages, quantity, and other factors: Do we need to schedule photos? Hire a freelance writer? Does your piece need to be mailed?

Here’s a few hints to get started.

  1. Do you have a budget? (Did your boss basically say, "You’ve got XX dollars to spend?") If so, that’s the starting point.
  2. Have you done this (or a similar) job before? We can check your previous chargeback statements. Or check with your budget manager to collect those costs. We recommend that you add at least 15% to last year’s total to cover cost increases for fuel, paper, etc.
  3. If you have absolutely no idea, call your account lead. We’ll set up a meeting, talk through ideas and research some numbers.

Fees

Creative Services:

Print Design, Production and Proofreading: $45 per hour (we bill for all time spent on a project, including meetings, research, art direction of photo shoots, etc).

Web Design: $45 per hour (we bill for all time spent on a project, including meetings, site navigation and architecture, visual design, site building and content entry).

Photography (University): $45/hour for live shoots, $35 per CD production charges.

Freelance Work:

Copy writing: Freelance writers and editors are assigned on a per-project basis. Hourly rates for non-profit writers in our area range from $75 to $100/hour. Call us to contract a professional writer.

Print and Web Design (freelance): Freelance graphic designers are assigned on a per-project basis. In general, hourly rates for graphic designers in this market range from $80 to $150/hour.

Photography (freelance): Freelance photographers are assigned on a per-project basis.