Work with Me

So, you’re thinking of working with me (or at least you’re curious)! Below you will find information about my process, FAQs, and a project contact form. Once you’ve taken a look through, you’ll get a good sense of whether we might be a good match. At the end of the day, a happy working relationship is the healthiest, so it’s important that our personalities are jiving and/or both parties understand and respect each other’s processes and boundaries.

My Process

Step 1: Let’s get acquainted

This is where I learn more about your project. Tell me about your objectives, your scope, deadlines, budgets, etc. The more questions, the better chance both parties are on the same page. We’ll get a feel for whether we’re a good match for each other, and when decide to move forward, I’ll put together an agreement outlining the scope of the project.

Step 2: Start Sketches

Once we have a clear understanding of the project, we proceed with the first round of  sketches. These are usually pretty rough, but it gives me a good idea of whether I’m on the right track or not. And bring on the feedback! Let’s make sure you’re happy with them too – any major changes that happen later on in our process will result in additional costs.

Step 3: Final Touches

We’ve chosen to go with one of our sketches, and now begin finalizing the illustration. Once I have coalesced all moving pieces, I’ll send it to you for review. Here, there’s room for minor changes, such as colours, slight compositional changes and any other small details. Don’t worry, these kinds of edits are usually built into our agreement.

Step 4: Finish Line!

We’ve put the final touches, added that requested beret onto that little dog, and now we’re done! I hope you’ll enjoy this process just as much as I will working with you! If you’d like to use the illustration for anything other than what we discussed (eg. licensing, merchandising, extended timelines), just be sure to bring it by me first. Thank you!

FAQs

How much do you charge?

That depends entirely on the project, complexity, scope, timeline, extent of use, etc. Have at least $250.00 – $500.00 to start, and have your project details ready when we start discussing your project.

How much do you charge for personal commissioned pieces?

A safe bet, is to have at least $250 to start.  An even safer bet, is just talk to me. Tell what you’re thinking.

Do you ever work for free?

Nope. I love what I do, but I’ve gotta make the mad cash to run my business, which effectively pays for my rent and groceries. There’s also supplies, equipment, record/invoicing tools, website stuff and taxes. And don’t get me started on things that I don’t charge for, (but eats away a considerable amount of my time) like responding to emails, writing up contracts, research, practicing and developing my illustration skills.

What kind of discount do you give to not-for-profit clients?

It really depends on who you are, and if your values are in line with my own. (Maybe you’re an awesome dog shelter looking for some awesome dog posters to sell for charity? Then probably. But let’s chat first.)

What's your payment structure?

I charge a flat rate for projects, not hourly (except for certain cases). I’ll request a 50% deposit on projects before commencement, and the final 50% before I deliver the final files. I accept interac e-transfer, cheque, credit card* and paypal*.

(*additional charge of 3% of final invoice)

What's your cancellation policy?

Your deposit is non-refundable, so make sure you want to proceed with a project before paying the deposit. Depending on the percentage of the work completed after that deposit, I’ll also charge additionally for that.

Ready to take the next step? Get in touch through the project inquiries form below.

Please include as many details of the project below. If you don’t know what to say, don’t worry; I usually have a few questions I’ll ask you to make sure I understand the full scope of the project you have in mind. Once I have all the details that I need, I can then put together an estimate and full scope of work, as well as appropriate timelines that work for both parties.

What's your Budget?

$100 – $500$500 – $1,000$1,000 – $5,000$5,000 +
What's your Timeline?

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