Welcome to the effortless office
We believe in design. Good design.
Design that makes you happy. Design that pushes things forward.
Design that is simple, modern and eye-catching.
Design that sells.
We believe that excellent graphic design, high quality printed items and customer satisfaction are of the highest importance,
so we strive to produce designs and products which make both us and our clients proud.
With over 30 years experience of producing effective design, printing and other marketing solutions for companies of all sizes,
and from many diverse industries, we have the knowledge and expertise to produce first class jobs every time
And as we are a graphic design studio based in Hertfordshire,
we are ideally placed to offer London Agency quality but with a more personal touch.
If you are looking for a graphic design studio for a branding update, marketing materials that tell your story, a new brochure, a regular newsletter
or just plain old office stationery, from business cards to letterheads, we can help you achieve your goals.
We will provide you with a questionnaire asking about your project, you and your company and if necessary, your target market. From these questions we can agree on a project brief that matches your requirements and your beliefs and values.
When the project brief is agreed we will conduct research based on the outlined requirements. This may include your website, your competitors and your clients.
As we collect more information, we will start creating a project mood board.
This helps to brainstorm various ideas that will be turned into sketches
We will grab a pile of A4 papers and start sketching everything that comes into our minds.
As we progress, more complex concepts will be created, which will become final outcomes.
The sketched concepts are then fleshed out and digitalised in order for you to get a better idea how the concept fits your vision.
We will present you with the agreed number of concepts/versions which would lead you to either choose one to proceed with, or we can reiterate with your modifications.
If needed, we are happy to provide you with a several rounds of revisions to make your outcome even better. The number of revisions that are included in a contract will be discussed at the beginning, but usually, it’s 3 or 4 iterations.
Once you are 100% satisfied with the final product, we can either deliver the digital files as agreed in the contract, or proceed to further print or web projects. At this point final payment would be due.
Just kidding. But you can depend on our services at any time, just send an email or give us a call. And your files will be safe with us for at least 5 years.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have no set price list, but rather we listen carefully to what you require and put together a unique proposal based on your needs. The best way to get a quote or more information is to send an email outlining your requirements, or call us on 07939 243497. We can then line up a time to talk in more detail. It’s also important to remember that you are not simply hiring us to ‘design a graphic’, but rather, to listen to your needs and to build a relationship to help your business grow.
Final files will be delivered as full color and b/w versions in vector .AI and .EPS files, together with a copy in both .JPG and .PNG file formats. Stationery files will be delivered in press-ready PDF file format. If you need anything else, just let us know. You will also receive consultation, support & research both throughout the project and afterwards too.
This depends on many factors including project size and scope, budget, deadline and complexity. But, it’s usually 3 or 4 rounds and most of the time that’s more than enough.
All copyrights over approved final concept will be passed to you on receipt of cleared final payment. We reserve the right to showcase work done for you in our portfolio. Concepts that are not chosen remain under our copyright.
In a word – Yes. We create websites within the WordPress framework and can advise on design, implementation and hosting. Please call 07939 243497 for more details.
Contracted projects are typically billed in at least two installments for the new clients: half payment upfront and the remaining half upon completion and delivery of final files or printed items. This condition is waived for returning clients. Invoices are submitted via e-mail as a PDF file. Final payment is due thirty (30) days from receipt of invoice. Late payments will be charged additional interest fees or penalties (£5 per day). I accept payments by cash, cheque or online via PayPal.
If for any reason you wish to terminate your project with us, you will be refunded 50% of the upfront deposit, as long as we have not progressed beyond the initial concepts stage.