The flexible design process includes these basic steps:
The process of creating an invitation suite begins with getting to know you. This crucial, first step involves an information gathering questionnaire, followed by an in-person (or FaceTime) meeting where you will browse through a wide variety of high-quality paper swatches, specialty ribbons, unique paper enclosures and decorative embellishments. Experiencing the tactile nature of these elements helps inspire the overall design. The options are limitless, but together we narrow down your preferences into a cohesive pallet.
Concept & Estimate Proposal
Within a week of the initial consultation, I will propose a design concept and cost estimate for you to review. This will include a detailed description of the papers and embellishments that will be used in the invitation suite. You can approve the estimate and pay a 50% deposit.
Initial Design/Digital Prototype
Next the designing begins. Depending on the complexity of the design you can expect a digital proof within 1-3 weeks. During this time I may send a few emails to get your opinion on various design elements to make sure I’m truly capturing your vision. We will revise and modify until the layout and copy are just right, then I will send you a final proof.
Final Proof & Quantity Confirmation
The final proof approval gives you one last chance to check all of the details that may have been overlooked during the design process. I will send you a final proof approval form and quantity confirmation.
Upon your approval of the final proof, the printing and production takes place. You can expect your invitations to be ready within 2-3 weeks. The overall journey from vision to reality is an absolute joy, and holding the finished pieces in your hands is icing on the cake!