Answers to your most burning questions.

1. Why hire a graphic designer?
An ongoing relationship with a graphic designer is an important part of good business strategy. A graphic designer will help you communicate your company’s message, explain a system or demonstrate a process to your audience. And, hopefully save you time, improve your image and help you stand out from the competition.

2. How do we get started?
Contact me, we meet or have a chat on the phone about your project. I then provide a proposal to you. Once you approve and pay 50% of the design fees, the project begins. We have a kickoff meeting. I listen, take notes and then process what you need. Then, I sketch ideas, design and present options to you. You give feedback, we make revisions and finalize the project.

3. What are your capabilities?
Advertising (print & web ads)
Annual Reports
Billboards (print & digital)
Book Cover Design
Branding
Brochures
Catalogs
Email Marketing
Exhibits
Direct Mail
Illustration (custom icons, maps, diagrams & charts)
Invitations
Logos
Newsletters (print & email)
Packaging
Posters
Signs (interior & exterior)
Social Media (Facebook graphics & ad management)
Stationery (business cards, letterhead, fax forms, etc.)
Vehicle Graphics
Website Design (WordPress or Squarespace)

4. What are your design fees?
Every project has a specific scope of work. Therefore, a custom proposal will be provided to you. On average though, to give a ballpark cost of my fees, logo fees for small businesses start at $1500. Websites start at $2500. I do my best to keep my fees affordable and within your company’s budget.

5. Do you design websites or offer copywriting?
I currently design and develop simple and clean websites using WordPress or Squarespace. I have colleagues that I work with for extensive custom websites and copywriting, if the project calls for it.

6. Do you have a degree in graphic design?
Yes! I graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, IA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Way back in 2000.

7. How long has 2 Fold Studio been in business?
Since January 2006. I have over 15 years of experience as a graphic designer. (And much more experience as an illustrator, back to those childhood days of drawing!)

8. What were your favorite subjects in school?
Art and math. Which I think equals design!

9. Do you really sit and draw all day?
I wish I could say yes, but my day involves design, management, bookkeeping, kids, meetings and some sketching!