What is a retainer?
In today's competitive business landscape, staying ahead of the curve is essential for success. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by investing in professional design services.
However, instead of approaching design projects on an ad-hoc basis, have you considered the benefits of hiring a designer on retainer?
A designer on retainer is a professional who works with your business on an ongoing basis, typically for a fixed monthly fee.
This designer becomes an integral part of your team, consistently providing design expertise, creativity, and support whenever needed.
How does a retainer work?
Monthly Retainers are designed for clients with a variety of design needs on a monthly basis.
Consistency and brand cohesion
I'll become familiar with your brand's values, mission, and visual style, ensuring that all design elements align seamlessly. This consistency is vital for building brand recognition, trust, and loyalty among your audience.
While it might seem counterintuitive, hiring a designer on retainer can often be more cost-effective than hiring a full-time, in-house designer. With a retainer arrangement, you pay for design services as you need them, without the overhead costs associated with a full-time employee. This cost efficiency can be especially beneficial for small business owners and startups with budget constraints. Plus, retainer agreements usually offer discounted rates rather than paying on an ad-hoc basis!
Flexibility and scalability
Your business's design needs may vary from month to month. Whether you're launching a new product, rebranding, or simply need ongoing design support, your designer can adapt to your changing needs seamlessly.
Building a long-term relationship with a designer on retainer fosters a deep understanding of your business goals and objectives. This familiarity allows your designer to offer tailored solutions that align with your vision, resulting in more effective design outcomes.
Faster turnaround times
When you have a designer on retainer, you no longer need to search for a new designer whenever you have a project. This saves you valuable time and ensures quicker turnaround times for your design needs. Urgent projects can be tackled promptly, and long-term design strategies can be implemented without delay.
Access to diverse expertise
A designer on retainer often comes with a diverse skill set. This means you can tap into a range of design services, from creating compelling marketing materials to designing user-friendly websites. It's like having an entire design team at your disposal without the associated overhead costs.
INVESTMENT: £475 per month
10 hours per month
(2.5 hours per week)
1 review call per month
INVESTMENT: £900 per month
20 hours per month
(5 hours per week)
2 review calls per month
INVESTMENT: £1800 per month
40 hours per month
(10 hours per week)
2 review calls per month
This is for you if...
You want to invest in brand consistency, efficiency, and long-term success.
You want to set your business on a path to stand out, connect with your audience, and thrive.
You have a brand new identity and aren't sure how to launch it.
You have an overworked staff member taking on a second role as a designer because hiring another employee doesn’t fit in the budget.
Despite offering a quality product or service, your business isn’t growing.
Your designer is heading out on maternity leave. How do you find someone to temporarily step in?
You have a variety of design and marketing needs on a monthly basis.