design
q&a

graphic + web design FAQ

Check out these frequently asked questions about the cost of a website or logo, my services and the design process we use at Branded Studio.

If you still have questions or just want to get started straight away please get in touch.

My services cover the visual, written and digital aspects of your brand. This includes logo and brand development, website design, social media strategy & branding, blog design, copywriting & editing, business cards, stationery & marketing materials.

Please see my services and rates pages for more information.

This really depends on the type of project! 

The cost of a website starts at $1,200 and the cost of a simple logo design starts at $450.

I do have a number of packages for some of the more popular services like brand development, website design and social media strategies and templates.

Check out my rates page for full pricing and packages.

All websites have some ongoing costs. These include annual hosting and domain registration. Hosting costs approx. $150/yr and domain registration approx. $20/yr. Some providers charge additional fees for email addresses and security certificates (we don’t!).

The cost of a website long term may also include maintenance. This includes regular plugin and theme updates to keep your website secure.

You can undertake your own maintenance or we can take care of it for you. Our maintenance package is $40/month and includes daily backups, plugin, theme and security updates and minor page edits.

Yes, email addresses that match your website (info@yourdomain.com.au) make you look much more professional than using an external email address. I can setup email addresses, hosting and access for you.

We offer very affordable website and email hosting and would be glad to set these up for you.

Unlike other hosting providers we don’t charge additional fees for essentials such as security certificates or for extra email addresses.

Yes, when your website is finished I will provide you with a video tutorial on updating your site.

A website is like a car, it needs regular maintenance and updates to stay secure and help with SEO. You can choose to undertake backups and security updates yourself or I can take care of it for you.

All logo packages include EPS, JPG and PNG versions of your logo as well as a moodboard, colour palette and basic style guide. Our larger brand and identity packages also include extras like social media templates and corporate stationery.

With other print or digital assets you will receive print/web ready files and with copwriting and editing you will receive a word document or marked up PDF.

Websites include a live site, Google My Business setup and helpful guide. You can then add any extras you may need such as email, domain transfer, hosting and maintenance.

Social media templates are setup in your own Canva account – a great free design tool that let’s you easily edit and share your templates.

Copyright is transferred to you once full payment has been made.

A brand is more than a logo or the colours you use on your website or flyer. A brand is made up of visual, written and digital elements that distinguish you as different from everyone else. Brand and reputation go hand in hand, so make sure your brand is consistent with the way you want to be seen and known.

If the person you know has the right skills and experience and you love the work they produce then go for it!

Be wary of freebies or cheapies that might ‘borrow’ from other designers/writers or use a generic template – you don’t want to see another business with the same work as yours!

I’m happy to take on rush jobs dependent on schedule and complexity of the job. Please let me know if your job is urgent and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.

Branded Studio is based in the Scenic Rim town of Beaudesert, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

I operate my studio from our family dairy farm. The angled ‘B’ in my logo is actually representative of a cattle brand.

design process

how we work with you

brief

First we talk about what you're looking for and what you're hoping to achieve. From this brief I can develop a proposal for you or you can go with one of my packages.

research

This is where I gather as much information and inspiration as I can. I look at your target audience and establish what motivates them so I can use this in the project.

concept

This is where you get to see what I've come up with so far! I present you with some concepts and together we refine these ideas to make sure you are 100% happy.

production

This is where I do all of the behind the scenes work to bring the project to fruition. Designing, editing, testing and reviewing until it's amazing.

voila!

Ta da! It's finished and you get to show off your shiny new design or website. Smiles all round!