If you’ve worked with agencies before, you can throw away all your expectations. Working with me is nothing like that. I am the only contact point you’ll ever have. I’ll never outsource your work. I’ll never charge you for a receptionist. I am a one-man company (plus a 🐶 or two) and I have no intention of ever changing that.
My years of consulting has taught me that flexibility throughout the entire process makes for a smooth project. Whether it’s communicating through milestones or check-ins, whatever the client is most comfortable with will be what we use. I may create user experiences for my clients, but their experience working with me is just as important to me.
Before we do anything, we need to agree on two things: what will be delivered and when it will be delivered.
We need to agree on what the final product looks like. For example, a branding package would need outlines of what file format to deliver the logotype in and what the style guide would look like – and what it won’t. A product strategy would have clear definitions of what the strategy would cover, what questions it would answer, and how you would like all this information delivered.
I take pride in never missing deadlines. How do I do this? I make sure to respect the project enough to set aside enough time to get it done correctly. I will never give you a date that can’t be met. This is a two way street and there are certain items (like content) that I may need from you by a certain date to keep on schedule. Now, there are those clients who want things SUPER fast. I’m up for that too! Just remember that the fast/good/cheap rule applies – prices increase if the timeline decreases.
At Fiverr, you can get a logo for $5 or even less in the dark corners of the internet. Remember, there’s always someone willing to do things cheaper. As the saying goes, “if you pay for peanuts, you get monkey work”. How much does a product strategy cost? One million dollars..
Ok, that’s not true. Before I know what content you currently have, where you want to take your product, what your time frame is, and what your budget is – your guess is as good as mine.
My goal is to bring you the most value for every dollar spent. Sometimes that means that I’ll advise you to work with someone who is more junior and could help you get a solid portfolio case. Sometimes I’ll talk to your development team and see how we can best bootstrap solutions to lower your costs. What ever the final price is – I know that you’ll be happy with the price tag because of the value the project has added to your company.
I encourage you to be as involved as you want to be. No one knows your business better than you and being part of the process will define the next steps your company takes with their digital solution/branding. I am a hardworking guy who dedicates significant time to client projects in equal balance to my personal life. Sure, there are times that I will be unavailable, but that doesn’t mean that I am not going to meet our deadlines. I am devoted to making your project exactly what it needs to be to insure success.
To simplify it all, I enjoy working with innovative people – like you – to make great products.
Now, are you ready to get started?