Graphic Design Retainer Program – 2024

Unlocking the magic of consistent creativity! Elevate your brand with a graphic designer on retainer. Enjoy seamless collaboration, swift turnarounds, and a design partner who truly gets your vision. Say goodbye to the stress of project-by-project hiring and hello to a dedicated creative ally.

What is a Graphic Design Retainer Program?

A retainer is the perfect monthly solution for continuous design projects throughout the year without the commitment of hiring a full-time designer. It is designed to secure the services of a professional designer, fostering a long-term relationship with someone who understands your brand. The retainer is paid for upfront each month before work begins. Your chosen number of hours per month will be dedicated exclusively to your projects, allowing for effective scheduling, proactive workload planning, and timely meeting of any deadlines you may have.

What are the perks of a retainer program?

  • Savings and Discounts – You benefit from reduced rates across all your design projects. The more hours you commit to, the lower the hourly rate.

     

  • Top Priority  You will get priority! By paying in advance, a dedicated block of time is already reserved for you every month.

     

  • Simplified Accounting – The financial advantages of a retainer arrangement are substantial. Instead of dealing with the fluctuating costs associated with individual projects, a retainer allows for predictable budgeting.

  • A Design Partner Who Gets You – With a graphic design retainer, you no longer have to go through the time-consuming process of scouting, briefing, and waiting for availability. With a graphic designer on retainer, you’re not just hiring a service; you’re gaining a design partner who invests time in comprehending your brand identity.

What types of design work falls into the Graphic Designer Retainer Program?

  • Social Media Design – Instagram post templates, story templates, social media graphics and more…

     

  • Print Materials – posters, brochures, business cards, stationery, postcards, and more…

     

  • Graphic Design & Digital Materials – digital ads, email templates, website banners, and more…

     

  • Web Updates & Maintenance – updating content, graphics, and general web maintenance. Currently, it is for WordPress/Elementor websites only.

     

  • Additional Services – If the service you need isn’t listed above, feel free to make requests to determine if it can be accommodated within the program.

What are the details of the Retainer program?

  • Every retainer package requires a minimum commitment of three months. After this period, we’ll review the program to ensure the allocated hours align with your business requirements. At that point, adjustments can be made to a 6, 9, or 12-month commitment based on your needs.

  • A set number of hours is allocated each month for your projects.

  • Payment will be due on the 1st of each month, for the month ahead.

  • You may roll over up to 2 unused hours each month to be used by the last day of the following month. Unused hours expire at the end of each month. This ensures that I can allocate time for your projects each month and plan my workload accordingly.

  • I will let you know if we are running close to hitting your monthly hours. If additional time is needed for the month, you will be informed before committing to pay extra.

Basic
Retainer

$874.00
+GST

Features

  • 10 Hours / Month
  • 8% discount
    ($76 in savings)
  • Priority Service
  • Email Support
  • 1 call per month to review project load

Signature Retainer

$1,615.00
+ GST

Features

  • 20 Hours / Month
  • 15% discount
    ($285.00 in savings)
  • Priority Service
  • Email Support
  • 1 call per month to review project load

Premium Retainer

$2,280.00
+ GST

Features

  • 30 Hours / Month
  • 20% discount ($570.00 in savings)
  • Priority Service
  • Email Support
  • 1 call per month to review project load

*Pricing is subject to change. 

How do I get started?

Send me an email by going to my contact page. From there we will set up a consultation so I can hear more about your projects and ongoing needs. *Please note that retainer spots are limited. 
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Iva Kezic

Iva Kezic, Freelance Graphic Designer based in Calgary, AB. Specializing in a wide range of graphic design applications such as branding, website design, graphic design, and more.