Intro Guide for Working with Delightfully Designing

A Delightful Experience:

An Introduction to working with Delightfully Designing


THE MISSING PIECE

Hi there! I'm Kimberly.

I’m a Brand & Web Designer and I'm really excited to discuss working on your design project with you. If you haven't checked out my work already, here's a link so you can visit my portfolio. If you've already seen my work and love it, high five! I like you already!

Outlined below are all the basics about how I work. Please read through the entire guide carefully to ensure that my processes work for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. If everything looks good, the next steps are outlined at the end of this page.

Let's get started!

THE MISSING PIECE

Hi there! I'm Kimberly.

I’m a Brand & Web Designer and I'm really excited to discuss working on your design project with you. If you haven't checked out my work already, here's a link so you can visit my portfolio. If you've already seen my work and love it, high five! I like you already!

Outlined below are all the basics about how I work. Please read through the entire guide carefully to ensure that my processes work for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. If everything looks good, the next steps are outlined at the end of this page.

Let's get started!

YOU DESERVE SOME HELP

The Admin Side

Unlike the Dark Side, the Admin Side is all about the smaller processes that make an overall project run smoothly. 

OFFICE HOURS: I try to make myself available to my clients as much as possible. We all lead busy lives and being flexible is convenient and helpful. With that in mind, I like to dedicate the bulk of my day to being productive so my hours are split.

I am available for calls Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 9:30AM and then again from 5:00 - 7:00PM. The hours of 9:30 to 5:00 are strictly reserved for work!

SCHEDULING A CALL: It can get tricky to schedule a call when you're trying to line up your busy schedule with mine. Luckily, we can skip all the back and forth if you schedule your call through this link - www.calendly.com/delightfullydesigning

You'll get a glimpse of my availability and have the opportunity to schedule that call.

COMMUNICATION: During your project we will primarily use Asana to communicate. This helps me keep everything organized and in one place. Once we get started, you'll receive an invitation to your project and you'll be able to watch a video that will explain how you can utilize Asana.

What's Included?

When you choose me as your designer, you will receive:

 A beautiful and functional custom website designed to sell your products and services. This website will be built using WordPress and the WP Bakery Plugin, which means you’ll be able to update it easily–hooray!

I’ll also include recommended plugins to help backup and secure your site, as well as a few I’ve found that just make updating your site easier. Below is a quick overview of what you receive as part of Brand Design as well as Web Design.

Brand Design

  • Custom Logo
  • Custom Submark
  • Color Palette
  • Brand Font System
  • Basic Style Guide 

Web Design

  • Custom Design
  • Site design in Wordpress
  • Use of Impreza as blank theme to customize
  • Branded, Cohesive & Beautiful Website 

Besides the tech stuff, you'll also receive a strategy session to nail down all of your needs and get us both 100% on the same page.

After the project begins, we’ll keep in touch through Asana to review what’s been done so far, and where we’re going next but you're welcome to schedule a call with me anytime throughout the process.

Please note that your design project does not include any font, image, photo or premium plugin licenses. That means, if there are specific fonts, images, photos or plugins you want to use, or that we end up needing based additional functionality, you’ll need to purchase them before I begin work or as we determine their necessity.

A SIMPLE WAY TO WORK TOGETHER

The PROCESS 

The idea is to take the overwhelm and stress out of this process. This will be incredibly simple, let me walk you through it.

A SIMPLE WAY TO WORK TOGETHER

The PROCESS 

The idea is to take the overwhelm and stress out of this process. This will be incredibly simple, let me walk you through it.

What I'll Need from You 

So now that you have an idea of the process, here's an overview of what I'll need to receive from you in order to get started.


INSPIRATION BOARD

I need to see what inspires you! If we agree to work together, you’ll make a Pinterest board of images that match the aesthetic and feel you want for your website.

QUESTIONNAIRE

I need to pick your brain! I’ll send you a questionnaire to get an in-depth look at your business, so I can strategically plan your site.

CONTENT

To build your website properly, I’ll need your content before we begin. This includes text copy and any images you wish to use. 

Payment Schedule

Below is the standard payment schedule for most projects. If you believe this schedule to be problematic for you, please let me know as soon as possible BEFORE the contract is signed so that we may discuss alternate schedules / payment plans that may be more suitable to your needs.

  • 50% of projected project cost due before work begins and to secure a spot on my schedule
  • 50% of projected project cost due before site launches or after 60 days, whichever comes first
  • 100% of additional costs (fonts, images, photos, plugins, etc.) added to project due before site launch 

Are you ready to get started?

If you like everything you've read so far and are ready to get started, simply schedule a call so we can discuss your project further and get you a quote!

If you have additional questions that aren't answered in the FAQ section below, just shoot me an email, I'm happy to help!

Really looking forward to chatting about your project!

Love from Clients

HAPPY PERSON

I was so impressed by Kimberly's work

"Kimberly designed some workbooks for a passive course that I created. Not only was Kimberly ridiculously easy to work with, she communicated very clearly to me a due date, payment schedule, and expectations. I never felt unsure of what she would create or that she wouldn't honor my brand. The workbooks that she designed for me are beautiful, simple, and really easy to use, plus the colors and font combinations are certainly something I would never have thought of on my own!

I was so impressed by Kimberly's work that I asked her to come on-board for a group coaching program that I'm running for my clients. She will be designing my clients' opt-ins as a part of the program and I couldn't be more excited to continue working with her. Not only has she elevated my brand, I know she will elevate the brands of my clients too! " 

Allison Hardy, Business Strategist for Mompreneurs

HAPPY PERSON

Her work helped our brand

"Kimberly's work was really beautiful and her turnaround time was super quick. We really enjoyed working with her and her work helped our brand communicate clearly and effectively!" 

Kate Northrup

HAPPY PERSON

Kimberly was a pleasure to work with!

"She respected my opinion and truly was amazing in knowing exactly what I wanted with my style and what I was looking for! I am SO in love with my brand new logo and looking forward to working with you to finish my branding! Her whole process from start to finish was efficient, she responded right away, and was able to get it completed by my requested deadline. I highly recommend working with Kimberly! She's extremely talented. Signed, a very happy customer :)" 

Amanda Houle, Child Behaviorist

HAPPY PERSON

A beautiful work of art.

"Kimberly Costa has the uncanny ability to turn your words into a beautiful work of art. Her visions provide a living, breathing canvas of which I can be proud." 

Stephanie Arnold, Best-Selling Author

Frequently Asked Questions


Will you write the content for me?

As much as I'd love to, no. You know your industry best and I don't have the insight you do. I can however, refer you to an amazing copywriter that I love working with if you need help.

How long does the process take?

It depends on a few factors: schedule openings, complexity, and your response time. Most website builds are scheduled to begin approximately a month after first contact. This allows time for you to complete any text copy, take any new photos, and do the homework required for me to create your site.

The complexity of your website is another factor, while some sites can be completed in as little as a month, others (especially e-commerce or membership sites) can take as long as three to four months to fully plan and construct. I’ll give you a better timeline quote during our strategy session.

The final factor is your response time. During the project you will need to respond as quickly as possible to my questions and provide feedback. Delays in your responses will result in a delay in the launch of the website, and may increase the overall cost of the project. If you have any vacations or offline time planned during the time we’re supposed to be working on your website, please let me know before you sign the contract so I may alter the timeline accordingly.

How much will my project cost?

In general, most websites start at $4,200 and go up in price based on a few factors:

Complexity, scope, and timeline. We’ll discuss your project and create a custom quote based on your needs. Complexity also applies to strategy—a design that looks simple for a site that has a complex sales funnel costs more than a site with no sales funnel. The scope of work also affects the overall price.

The price quoted at the beginning of the project may not be the final price as changes to the scope of work (adding, removing or changing features) may result in the final project cost changing.

Finally, the timeline affects the price. The price quoted is based in part on the amount of time I believe the project will take to complete. If you have a tight deadline, a “rush fee” may be charged to complete the project in time.

Branding usually starts between $1800 - $2500 depending on how much of your brand you'd like help with. For example, we can work on just your logo, palette and fonts or we can also add social media, business cards and other collateral. It's all up to you!