This is an FAQ for Clients
The number of quotes depends on the budget of your project. Smaller budgets will recieve around 3 or 4 bids, larger budgest will receive up to 6 or 7.
To start a logo from scratch, it usually takes at least about 10hrs to complete the entire process. Of course that depends on how many first draft variations you want to see. Usually a designer will provide you with about 3 rough ideas.
Once/If you confirm on one of the 1st drafts, you would then move forward into converting it to digital, preferably a vector based graphic, then tweaking the logo to get the preferred look and feel you want. The tweaks alone usually take about 4-8 hours depending on how many changes and updates are needed to get it to look the way you like.
A professional logo should be provided ready for the web, print media, in various sizes, black and white as well as color. A logo should also be provided in various formats, such as pdf, eps, jpg, png, etc.
If you want to be sure that your colors are always the same from printer to printer, you will want a designer to help you by selecting specific panetone colors.
You will want the file provided in layers as well so that if necessary you can give the raw file to a different designer (down the road) for changes in the future.
If the font is not provided to you from scratch, meaning drawn by hand then converted to digital, then you will also want to be sure your designer is using a licensed copy of a font, if it is not a free one. Fonts can range from $25-$250.
Even if the designer only charges $50hr, nails it on the 1st draft of designs and is able to finish the tweaks within just 10hrs, that would be approximately $500. (That would be if the designer did not have to purchase any font licence, etc.)
For an experienced & professional designer, I would set the ballpark budget for logo design at a minimum to $500-$999.
If you are on a very tight budget. Are open to working with someone with less experience, you could probably get something created, at least to start with for $250-$500. But often with such a low quote you will be compromising quality. In other words, you get what you pay for.
Another option to keep budget down is to select, “Student/Offshore” as your provider type. This helps keep the budget low and there is a chance that you could end up with something you like by hiring someone still trying to build their portfolio or someone overseas that charges less. It really comes down to what you want. If you are not paying much, you may not get the level of quality and professionalism that you desire, so basically it’s a trade off.
Here is a rough guideline to show how much updates to a logo can run. It’s also good to keep in mind that some designers have a 1 hour minimum charge.
The example here is based on a very simple project and a designer that is only charging $50 an hour. Obviously this is just a rough guide and could vary depending on the exact details of any project.
Example Project: Update Current Client Logo Artwork
1. Initial phone/email consultation, R&D
2. Hand drawn artwork (original artwork takes more time to create)
3. Revisions (if applicable)
>List of changes should be submitted in one complete list.
4. Resubmit final artwork for sign-off. (if there are no changes after that, then phase I is complete.)
2x50hr=$100 (w/o any revisisions)
3x50hr=$150 (This option alots for 1hr more of revisions, if revisions exceed 1hr, billing will be discussed prior and reassessed)
1. Implementing new artwork, color & changing overall shape.
2. Phone/email reviews and additional consulation.
3. Revisions to completed design (if applicable.)
>List of changes should be submitted in one complete list.
4. Resubmit final artwork for sign-off. (if there are no changes after that, then phase II is complete.)
1x50hr=$50 (w/o any revisisions)
2×50=$100 (This option alots for 1hr more of revisions, if revisions exceed 1hr, billing will be discussed prior and reassessed)
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You are looking at about $100 – $250 for simple updates and/or changes to a logo, that’s at a $50hr rate which is a pretty low fee for a professional freelancer.
Some designers may come in lower then my example, some higher. Designquote allows for at least 3-5 designers to send you quotes. So you can take a look and decide which designer/quote you prefer.
In a nutshell, I would imagine a bill for logo design updates being anywhere from $200 -$1000 depending on the rates of the designer, the exact request of changes, the number of revisions and how meticulous the client is.
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