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Design Retainer Services

It's like having us on staff, but without having to worry we will eat all the donuts in the break room...

Have the advantage of being a design retainer client!

A design retainer package is perfect for businesses who need design services on a monthly basis, but don’t want the overhead of hiring a full time designer. We become your secrete weapon in your right pocket for whenever you need us. Also, as a Curio Creative Agency design retainer client, your jobs are always sent to the front of the line!

Why go with a retainer package?
  • Not everyone needs a designer on staff full time (or can afford one at this time). But if you need design work a few times a month, it’s worth having someone on stand by, such as us! You will never have to worry again about who you are going to have to get to do that next project.
  • You get a discounted rate compared to my normal hourly rate.
  • You have peace of mind with a guaranteed amount of work each month.
  • You pay a set amount each month for the duration of your contract and don’t have to worry about fluctuating design fees.
  • A design retainer covers almost ALL of our services, without having the fluctuating job costs. We’re talking graphic design, print design, *web design updates, *social media design updates, video editing, and photography!
  • You get access to a professional designer without the overhead costs of an employee.
  • We will have a dropbox paper in the cloud recording all projects, project notes, etc. to insure open and clear communication.
  • You have your own personal design consultant to reach out to at any time, durning working hours of course!
How does a design retainer contract work?

Think of your retainer fee as our monthly sallery, without all the overhead. It is paid up front at the begining of each month before any design work is ordered. Essentially, you are paying for time versus a specific service. This allows you to benefit from avoiding those fluctuating designer fees, and supplies you with a cost savings!

 

Design retainers include graphic design, web design updates, social media design updates, video editing, and photography needs. 

 

Based on the retainer package you select, I will block out my schedule with the appropriate amount of hours each month and plan my workload accordingly. You have peace of mind knowing that you will receive a pre-established amount of work each month, without having to worry about what other client projects are ahead of you!

Our Design Retainer Packages

If none of these designer retainer packages meet your needs, you may think about just purchasing work on a needed basis instead. The downside is there will be no discount offered.
  • $285/ mo
  • Beginner Retainer
    • 4 hours per month
      (1 hour per week)
    • 5% Discount
    • Priority service for job submissions
    • 2  meeting calls per month to review project load
    • Beginner Design Retainer

      Fill out the form below to request a consultation about our Beginner Design Retainer.
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      • Alabama
      • Alaska
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      • Connecticut
      • Delaware
      • District of Columbia
      • Florida
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      • Indiana
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      • Louisiana
      • Maine
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      • Nebraska
      • Nevada
      • New Hampshire
      • New Jersey
      • New Mexico
      • New York
      • North Carolina
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      • Ohio
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      • Oregon
      • Maryland
      • Massachusetts
      • Michigan
      • Minnesota
      • Mississippi
      • Missouri
      • Pennsylvania
      • Rhode Island
      • South Carolina
      • South Dakota
      • Tennessee
      • Texas
      • Utah
      • Vermont
      • Virginia
      • Washington
      • West Virginia
      • Wisconsin
      • Wyoming
      Days of the month and times for meetings:
      With this package, you receive two pre-scheduled meetings per month. Please give us two to four options to pick from. An example would be "Every other Thursday at 9am".
      What resource led you to us?
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      • Referral by friend or colleague
      • Google
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  • $690/ mo
  • Basic Retainer
    • 10 hours per month
      (2.5 hours per week)
    • 8% discount
    • Priority service for job submissions
    • Up to 3  meeting calls per month to review project load
    • Basic Design Retainer

      Fill out the form below to request a consultation about our Beginner Design Retainer.
      • - select a state -
      • Alabama
      • Alaska
      • Arizona
      • Arkansas
      • California
      • Colorado
      • Connecticut
      • Delaware
      • District of Columbia
      • Florida
      • Georgia
      • Hawaii
      • Idaho
      • Illinois
      • Indiana
      • Iowa
      • Kansas
      • Kentucky
      • Louisiana
      • Maine
      • Montana
      • Nebraska
      • Nevada
      • New Hampshire
      • New Jersey
      • New Mexico
      • New York
      • North Carolina
      • North Dakota
      • Ohio
      • Oklahoma
      • Oregon
      • Maryland
      • Massachusetts
      • Michigan
      • Minnesota
      • Mississippi
      • Missouri
      • Pennsylvania
      • Rhode Island
      • South Carolina
      • South Dakota
      • Tennessee
      • Texas
      • Utah
      • Vermont
      • Virginia
      • Washington
      • West Virginia
      • Wisconsin
      • Wyoming
      Desired days and times for meeting calls each month:
      With this package, you receive three pre-scheduled meeting calls per month. Please give us three to six options to pick from. An example would be "The first three Thursdays of the month at 9am". We will do our best to accommodate your desired days and times listed below.
      What resource led you to us?
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      • Referral by friend or colleague
      • Google
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      Submit The Form
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  • $1275/ mo
  • Deluxe Retainer
    • 20 hours per month
      (5 hours per week)
    • 15% discount
      (a savings of $225!)
    • Priority service for job submissions
    • Up to 4  meeting calls per month to review project load
    • Deluxe Design Retainer

      Fill out the form below to request a consultation about our Deluxe Design Retainer.
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      • Alabama
      • Alaska
      • Arizona
      • Arkansas
      • California
      • Colorado
      • Connecticut
      • Delaware
      • District of Columbia
      • Florida
      • Georgia
      • Hawaii
      • Idaho
      • Illinois
      • Indiana
      • Iowa
      • Kansas
      • Kentucky
      • Louisiana
      • Maine
      • Montana
      • Nebraska
      • Nevada
      • New Hampshire
      • New Jersey
      • New Mexico
      • New York
      • North Carolina
      • North Dakota
      • Ohio
      • Oklahoma
      • Oregon
      • Maryland
      • Massachusetts
      • Michigan
      • Minnesota
      • Mississippi
      • Missouri
      • Pennsylvania
      • Rhode Island
      • South Carolina
      • South Dakota
      • Tennessee
      • Texas
      • Utah
      • Vermont
      • Virginia
      • Washington
      • West Virginia
      • Wisconsin
      • Wyoming
      Desired days and times for meeting calls each month:
      With this package, you receive four pre-scheduled meeting calls per month. Please give us four to eight options to pick from. An example would be "Every Thursday of the month at 9am". We will do our best to accommodate your desired days and times listed below.
      What resource led you to us?
      • - select a option -
      • Referral by friend or colleague
      • Google
      • Facebook
      • Facebook Group
      • Pinterest
      • Instagram
      • Yelp
      • Bing
      • Podcast
      • Ad in paper or brochure
      • Other
      Submit The Form
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      Select Retainer

  • $2400/ mo
  • Premium Retainer
    • 40 hours per month
      (10 hours per week)
    • 20% discount
      (a savings of $600!)
    • Priority service for job submissions
    • Up to 6  meeting calls per month to review project load
    • Premium Design Retainer

      Fill out the form below to request a consultation about our Premium Design Retainer.
      • - select a state -
      • Alabama
      • Alaska
      • Arizona
      • Arkansas
      • California
      • Colorado
      • Connecticut
      • Delaware
      • District of Columbia
      • Florida
      • Georgia
      • Hawaii
      • Idaho
      • Illinois
      • Indiana
      • Iowa
      • Kansas
      • Kentucky
      • Louisiana
      • Maine
      • Montana
      • Nebraska
      • Nevada
      • New Hampshire
      • New Jersey
      • New Mexico
      • New York
      • North Carolina
      • North Dakota
      • Ohio
      • Oklahoma
      • Oregon
      • Maryland
      • Massachusetts
      • Michigan
      • Minnesota
      • Mississippi
      • Missouri
      • Pennsylvania
      • Rhode Island
      • South Carolina
      • South Dakota
      • Tennessee
      • Texas
      • Utah
      • Vermont
      • Virginia
      • Washington
      • West Virginia
      • Wisconsin
      • Wyoming
      Desired days and times for meeting calls each month:
      With this package, you receive six pre-scheduled meeting calls per month. Please give us 6 to 12 options to pick from. An example would be "Every Thursday of the month at 9am, and every other Monday. at 10am". We will do our best to accommodate your desired days and times listed below.
      What resource led you to us?
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      • Referral by friend or colleague
      • Google
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      • Other
      Submit The Form
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      Select Retainer

Design Retainer Details
  • Each retainer package has a 3 month minimum commitment. At the end of 3 months, we will re-evalaute the program to ensure the number of hours are fitting your business needs. After that, we can move to 6, 9, or 12 month commitments.
  • Each retainer includes a set number of hours per week. If you aquire any overage in hours during the month, you will be billed at the standard hourly rate of $75 per hour at the begining of the next month.
  • Unused hours expire at the end of each week. This is to ensure that I can allocate time for your projects each week and plan my workload accordingly.
  • At the begining of each month, you will recieve your invoice, payable upon reciept via check, or credit card. Invoices will include your monthly retainer rate, and any additional charges from previous month where you may have gone over.
What type of design services are included in the Graphic Designer Retainer packages?
  • Note that each package contains the same design services, no matter the number of hours you pre-order each month.
  • Print Materials – sales sheets, direct mailers, brochures, event programs, signage.
  • Digital Materials – email templates, social media graphics, blog banners, and other web graphics.
    *This does NOT include web design or re-design. A Web Design package can be quoted for you separately. 
  • Ad Design – print, social, and web ads.
  • Social Media– Changing the header design, profile images, or services images for your social media accounts.
    *This does NOT include social media mamagement, posting, etc. You can purchase a social media package for this.
  • Additional services are available upon request.
  • *Services do NOT include additional costs like additional stock photography & fonts.
  • *Services do NOT include logo design. Logo branding packages are separate.
So how do you get started with a design retainer package??
  1. First, lets get in touch! I like to get to know my clients first to make sure we are a good fit for each other. We will set up a 30-minute phone call to do so! This way I can hear more about your business, your project load amount, etc. I want to hear about all your business and your future goals. At the end of the call I’ll give you my personal advice on what package I think we should start with that will benefit you the most.
  2. Already a client of mine? Great! I’d love to upgrade you to a retainer account. Let’s do a 15 minute call and decide on what package best fits your needs too.
  3. First payment. Once the paperwork is completed and the first retainer fee is paid, we will discuss  and lay out all your projects needed for the month and get to work! We will schedule our monthly phone calls on the calendar so that they are consistant and planned out. Prior to the next month, we will use one of those phone calls to review the next month’s priorities.
  4. Repeat. We will repeat the process every three months, as long as you see fit.
  5. Re-evaluate. At the end of the 3rd month we will re-evaluate your plan to see if it needs hours removed, or hours added if you had overage billed often.

Fill Out The Form Below To Get Started

  • - select a state -
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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Already know which design retainer package you need?
Submit The Form
Please fill out the reCaptcha below and hit submit.
What resource led you to us?
  • - select a option -
  • Referral by friend or colleague
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Group
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Yelp
  • Bing
  • Podcast
  • Ad in paper or brochure
  • Other