Below are the services I offer currently, but if there’s something a bit different that you want to try or you’re not sure if I’ll be able to help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Business cards, flyers, banners, posters, birthday cards, CD covers, annual reports – whatever you need designed or laid out, in whatever size and format.
The highlights of my graphic design career have been designing all the collateral for the Public Health and Palliative Care Conference 2015 in Bristol, UK, and an ongoing relationship with The GroundSwell Project for on-demand design and web work.
I can also liaise with your printer (or help you gather quotes from print companies) and help you create your print project from start to finish. I love seeing designs go all the way from a client’s brain to a beautiful print project!
In my work with IndieMosh I’ve laid out children’s books, textbooks and standard novels for print and e-publishing, as well as a huge variety of book and ebook covers. I can advise on spine size and layout requirements, as well as the best sizes and qualities for ebook distributors. If you’ve finished your book and you’re looking for self-publishing support services, head over to IndieMosh and see what we can do for you!
IndieMosh have worked out a system to make the self publishing process easy and fun. I’m proud to be IndieMosh’s in-house cover and layout designer. If you want to find out more about the IndieMosh self publishing model, have a look at indiemosh.com.au.
WordPress software is amazing for small businesses – it allows you to log in and make your own changes, rather than paying a designer every time you need a phone number changed! I can build WordPress websites on your hosting (I can also organise and renew hosting for you) and give you full access to the site with basic training to make your own updates.
Stay in better touch with your customer base with an email newsletter program. I can help set up your MailChimp account, create branded templates that reflect your business, and even implement newsletter sign-up options in your website and Facebook page. If you need help implementing your MailChimp registrants with different services (such as GoToWebinar), or would like assistance automating emails to clients (such as a reminder email when a customer hasn’t purchased from your online store for a while), please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Do your work processes involve paperwork? Is it difficult to get data in the right format to use most effectively?
I’ve been lucky to help businesses like Pulse First Aid Training, The Bottle-O Hazelbrook and Cellarbrations Lawson with their data entry needs for years. Whether it’s entering data from printed pages, conversion for different software or even implementing systems to help automate your data processes, get in touch and I’ll see how I can help!
Have you had a document professionally designed, only to find that it was made in software you don’t have the budget for and now you can’t use it? I can recreate your newsletters, flyers and documents in whatever Microsoft Office product you prefer to work in (Word, Publisher or even PowerPoint), allowing you to make your own updates and save money. Or are you a Mac person? Not a problem – I can do the same thing with Apple Pages.
Automating processes is one of the quickest and most affordable ways a business can increase their efficiency. And helping businesses find ways to automate is one of my favourite things! I had a great opportunity with InCharge in 2015 – they’d set up a great system for clients to register with their webinars, but it involved a lot of manual data entry. Using Zapier, we were able to connect the web form, PayPal, MailChimp and GoToWebinar together to completely automate the sign-up and payment process, saving the team at InCharge hours of time. If you have data sources that need connecting or processes that are taking up too much time, I’d love to have chat and see if we can work together to find ways to hand the tedious parts of work over to the computer!
Whether it’s old letters and documents, or items written by those without a computer, I can help with transcription from written and old typed items. I’ve enjoyed working with author and sculptor Tom Coley in constructing his autobiography, letters and other items from his handwritten documents.
If your document is typed, I can also help with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to convert it to a live document, then manually fixing any errors (OCR isn’t a perfect art – yet!).
Pricing and Fees
Document Formatting (Microsoft Word, Publisher, Apple Pages, etc): $55/hr
Onsite training (in the Microsoft suite, Adobe suite basics, MailChimp, WordPress, etc) (Katoomba to Glenbrook, Blue Mountains, NSW): $60/hr plus travel
Graphic Design: $75/hr
Data Management (e.g. data entry, newsletter management, process automation): $75/hr
Social Media and Newsletters (e.g. setting up Facebook business page, MailChimp newsletter design, etc): $75/hr
Web Design: $85/hr
WordPress Websites: $695 for a four-page website including hosting and domain name for the first year. This price will give you a complete, live website and basic training on how to manage it yourself if you so choose.
All prices are in Australian dollars. Please note I am not registered for GST.
If you are a not-for-profit organisation, or you work with animals (especially if you work with koalas), please contact me to negotiate a community rate.