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  1. A Toolkit for Designers

    A Toolkit for Designers

    Click to purchase A Toolkit for Designers, including: - Client Contact Form - Client Contract - Client Questionnaire - Estimate Template - Fax Coversheet Template - Invoice Template - Meeting Agenda Template - Docket Spreadsheet - And more!

    See everything it includes here.

    Save $30 and get additional resources by purchasing the entire toolkit at once (compared to purchasing all individual pieces).

    $195

  2. What’s your hourly rate?

    What’s your hourly rate?

    Are you charging enough for your work? Maybe you’re afraid your asking for too much. Originally created for AIGA Portland, this 2-page, downloadable PDF worksheet helps you figure out what your hourly rate should be.

    $5

  3. Client Contact Form

    Client Contact Form

    Are you always scrambling to track down a client's phone number or mailing address? Want to know what time of day is best to call? Include this form with your Studio Contract and Client Questionnaire when you bring on a new client so you don't have to scramble anymore. It comes as a full-editable InDesign® document, ready for you to customize and incorporate into your clients' experience.

    Comes with:

    - The purchased file, in multiple formats (IDML, INDD, PDF)

    - A Instruction Guide (PDF)

    - The Client Experience Diagram and Outline (PDF)

    This file is included the full toolkit, also available in the shop ($195). The toolkit was created for designers who own Adobe® Creative Suite®, particularly InDesign®. These files are prepared for CS5 (INDD) and earlier versions (IDML).

    $5

  4. Client Contract

    Client Contract

    Don't let lawyers scare you. If you're ready to step it up and get your studio agreements in writing (always!), we've got some good news: The legal work has already been done for you. Hallelujah. Simply customize the template and follow the steps outline in the Guide that comes with each purchase. This is a general use contract that works to cover your bases in a standard fashion. Legal trouble is the last thing you need.

    Comes with:

    - The purchased file, in multiple formats (IDML, INDD, PDF)

    - A Instruction Guide (PDF)

    - The Client Experience Diagram and Outline (PDF)

    This file is included the full toolkit, also available in the shop ($195). The toolkit was created for designers who own Adobe® Creative Suite®, particularly InDesign®. These files are prepared for CS5 (INDD) and earlier versions (IDML).

    $150

  5. Client Questionnaire

    Client Questionnaire

    This form is the best tool you can have in your arsenal for finding out what makes your clients tick. It includes twelve core questions for your clients to answer like "What are the goals and objectives of your company?" and "What are the common characteristics of your customers?". The download also includes sections specifically for logo and website projects. The first step to a successful relationship is listening. Let this questionnaire help.

    Comes with:

    - The purchased file, in multiple formats (IDML, INDD, PDF)

    - A Instruction Guide (PDF)

    - The Client Experience Diagram and Outline (PDF)

    This file is included the full toolkit, also available in the shop ($195). The toolkit was created for designers who own Adobe® Creative Suite®, particularly InDesign®. These files are prepared for CS5 (INDD) and earlier versions (IDML).

    $25

  6. Estimate Template

    Estimate Template

    When you are providing creative services, it's crucial to communicate what those services cost before the work begins. By using the Estimate Template, you ensure there will be no surprises for the client on the final invoice. This template includes a disclaimer and an area for payment policy information. This form can also serve as a Change Order - a document that outlines how the project scope has changed and what additional fees may be required to complete the work.

    Comes with:

    - The purchased file, in multiple formats (IDML, INDD, PDF)

    - A Instruction Guide (PDF)

    - The Client Experience Diagram and Outline (PDF)

    This file is included the full toolkit, also available in the shop ($195). The toolkit was created for designers who own Adobe® Creative Suite®, particularly InDesign®. These files are prepared for CS5 (INDD) and earlier versions (IDML).

    $10

  7. Fax Coversheet

    Fax Coversheet

    Yes, fax machines may be quickly finding their way to the landfills, but until they’re 100% obsolete, there are times when your clients may request a fax. Now you’ll be ready. Clearly, this sheet must be printed before use. You can enter your comments and other information digitally before printing, or simply write in the details on your hard copy. The template provides all the fields for the information needed to precede a fax. Easy peasy.

    Comes with:

    - The purchased file, in multiple formats (IDML, INDD, PDF)

    - A Instruction Guide (PDF)

    - The Client Experience Diagram and Outline (PDF)

    This file is included the full toolkit, also available in the shop ($195). The toolkit was created for designers who own Adobe® Creative Suite®, particularly InDesign®. These files are prepared for CS5 (INDD) and earlier versions (IDML).

    $5

  8. Invoice Template

    Invoice Template

    If you don't invoice your clients, you won't get paid. Get your paychecks rolling by staying on top of your billing with this Invoice Template. It indicates exactly what information needs to be included on every invoice. You can customize the template, fill it out and send it to your clients and the money will follow! To top it off, your clients will have more confidence in your studio because of the consistency of the template. (As a bonus, the download includes a digital PAID stamp that you can use to turn your invoices into final statements.)

    Comes with:

    - The purchased file, in multiple formats (IDML, INDD, PDF)

    - A Instruction Guide (PDF)

    - The Client Experience Diagram and Outline (PDF)

    - Digital PAID stamp (JPEG)

    This file is included the full toolkit, also available in the shop ($195). The toolkit was created for designers who own Adobe® Creative Suite®, particularly InDesign®. These files are prepared for CS5 (INDD) and earlier versions (IDML).

    $10

  9. Meeting Agenda

    Meeting Agenda

    To show you're organized, thoughtful and prepared, attend each client meeting with a Meeting Agenda. Clients will thank you for the focus and you'll walk away with exactly what you need. Use this template to establish your agenda format and put your best foot forward. Go forth and meet!

    Comes with:

    - The purchased file, in multiple formats (IDML, INDD, PDF)

    - A Instruction Guide (PDF)

    - The Client Experience Diagram and Outline (PDF)

    This file is included the full toolkit, also available in the shop ($195). The toolkit was created for designers who own Adobe® Creative Suite®, particularly InDesign®. These files are prepared for CS5 (INDD) and earlier versions (IDML).

    $10

  10. Studio Docket Spreadsheet

    Studio Docket Spreadsheet

    Enter jobs as you open them and keep the financial information up to date. The result? You’ll stay sane and never forget to send an invoice. You can edit these columns as you work through your jobs and quickly access critical information throughout the process.

    Comes with:

    - The purchased file, in multiple formats (IDML, INDD, PDF)

    - A Instruction Guide (PDF)

    - The Client Experience Diagram and Outline (PDF)

    This file is included the full toolkit, also available in the shop ($195). This file has been saved for Excel 2008 for Mac and Excel 2007 for Windows (.xlsx), as well as Excel 98 through Excel 2004 for Mac and Excel 97 through Excel 2003 for Windows (.xls).

    $10