Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

Our process always starts with a fact-finding mission alongside you, our client. Since every client is different, we cater to your communication preferences. Whether you prefer in-person or online meetings, email, phone or texting, we’ll accommodate you. Your goal is our goal – so we need to gain an understanding of what you want to accomplish with your project, i.e. increased sales, expanding to new markets, building brand or name recognition. Then, we can tailor a response custom fit just for you and your needs.

discovery: step 1 of 6

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

Once step one is complete; we understand what you are trying to achieve. Now we are ready for step two which begins with an estimate including any options we discussed. We will not begin the project until we have your written approval. For larger projects, we will also create a timeline which includes dates for every step along the way.

estimate: step 2 of 6

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

Data Collection
This step is vital. We look at your market and competitors, then we review your current designs and marketing materials. In this step we will also schedule with vendors and other necessary personnel. Lastly, we develop or collect assets, such as fonts, photos, vector art and copy.

Creation
This step is the culmination of everything we’ve done so far. We use everything we know and create the concept for your project.

design: step 3 of 6

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

After we complete the first draft of the project we will send you a proof to review. At this point you will look over the preliminary work and send back your feedback with revisions or approval. Every project includes 3 rounds of revisions. Once the artwork is finalized, we will need your written approval to move on to the next step.

approval: step 4 of 6

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

At this stage the artwork is completed and approved by you. Then the project will be printed, go live, be embroidered, screen printed, etc. At Bushnell Design Studio we deal with a huge variety of projects, so how it is produced will vary from job to job. If applicable, you will be given an ETA for project completion.

production: step 5 of 6

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

Your project has been completed and the only thing left is for it to be in your hands. Since it’s all about you, our client, your project will arrive in the way most convenient to you. That could mean we hand deliver the completed project or, if you prefer, it can arrive to you by mail. We want you to have a happy and stress-free experience with Bushnell Design Studio, so however we can best accommodate you, we will!

delivery: step 6 of 6

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discovery:
step 1 of 6

Our process always starts with a fact-finding mission alongside you, our client. Since every client is different, we cater to your communication preferences. Whether you prefer in-person or online meetings, email, phone or texting, we’ll accommodate you. Your goal is our goal – so we need to gain an understanding of what you want to accomplish with your project, i.e. increased sales, expanding to new markets, building brand or name recognition. Then, we can tailor a response custom fit just for you and your needs.

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

estimate:
step 2 of 6

Once step one is complete, we understand what you are trying to achieve. Now we are ready for step two which begins with an estimate including any options we discussed. We will not begin the project until we have your written approval. For larger projects, we will also create a timeline which includes dates for every step along the way.

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

design:
step 3 of 6

Data Collection
This step is vital. We look at your market and competitors, then we review your current designs and marketing materials. In this step we will also schedule with vendors and other necessary personnel. Lastly, we develop or collect assets, such as fonts, photos, vector art and copy.

Creation
This step is the culmination of everything we’ve done so far. We use everything we know and create the concept for your project.

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

approval:
step 4 of 6

After we complete the first draft of the project we will send you a proof to review. At this point you will look over the preliminary work and send back your feedback with revisions or approval. Every project includes 3 rounds of revisions. Once the artwork is finalized, we will need your written approval to move on to the next step.

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

production:
step 5 of 6

At this stage the artwork is completed and approved by you. The project will then be printed, go live, be embroidered, screen-printed, etc. At Bushnell Design Studio we deal with a huge variety of projects, so how it is produced will vary from job to job. If applicable, you will be given an ETA for project completion.

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

delivery:
step 6 of 6

Your project has been completed and the only thing left is for it to be in your hands. Since it’s all about you, our client, your project will arrive in the way most convenient to you. That could mean we hand deliver the completed project or, if you prefer, it can arrive to you by mail. We want you to have a happy and stress-free experience with Bushnell Design Studio, so however we can best accommodate you, we will!

Click through the slides to get acquainted with how we work at Bushnell Design Studio. We’ll take you through the design process step-by-step, starting at the beginning with a seed of an idea all the way to the glorious finished product!

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Who owns the designs and artwork?

Once you’ve paid in full for the project, then you own the artwork. This means that, yes, you own your logo and can have access to the native files. However, as is industry standard, we retain the right to use our designs in our online and static portfolios.

When you create a logo, do you provide brand guidelines?

Yes, unless specifically requested not to do so, we create brand guidelines to go along with your logo. This is our standard protocol (and it is already included in your project estimate). Branding guidelines are an indispensable tool for your company because it provides the “rules” for your new logo. These rules include, but are not limited to: correct usage, color designations and your brand’s official fonts. These are critical pieces for building your company’s branding and increasing familiarity in the marketplace.

How long does a project take?

Every job we do is custom fit to you and based on a variety of factors, such as:  your needs, your market and your clientele, so there isn’t a “one size fit’s all” answer to this question. But, here are some general guidelines for several of our most common projects:

  • Logo Design & Branding Guidelines: 3-4 weeks
  • Brochure Design (also includes: door hangers, spec sheets, larger postcards): 7 business days
  • Websites: 6 weeks minimum
  • Tradeshow Displays / Booth: 2-3 weeks
  • Vehicle Graphics: 2-3 weeks
  • Multi-page Booklets, Guidebooks, Instructional Manuals: 4-6 weeks

Of course, if you need something faster, we can most likely accommodate you, but the more time the better! This is not an exhaustive list, so if you are in need of a designer, please contact us and we will give you a specific estimate and timeline based on your needs.

What are your payment terms?

  1. Typically, we require 50% down upon acceptance of our proposal / estimate to begin a project. Once the project is completed, the balance is due within 7 days.
  2. For smaller projects, we will bill you once the project is completed, but we will require payment before we release the artwork to you.
  3. Payment types accepted: Checks, ACH, Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  4. You own the artwork once we have received full payment.

Can you take care of the printing too?

Yes! We are a full-service design company, so we’ll take care of you from the drawing board all the way to placing the finished product in your hands. This can include printing, mailing, folding (for brochures), apparel items (for screen printing and embroidery) and promotional items. For example, if you wanted to do custom water bottles, in addition to getting you the custom design, we’d also provide the water bottles. Our goal is to make this experience easy for you

How can I stay on budget with my project?

We love creating beautiful and compelling designs, but the working relationship we develop with you is equally just as important because it is the foundation for effective communication. Bonus: we usually end up becoming friends in the process too. When you tell us what you are wanting, try to be as specific as you can. The more precise you are, the more likely the finished design will reflect your vision.

To keep the project streamlined and on budget, try to follow these steps:

  1. Communicate your concept clearly and if providing content, give it to us un a way which is easy to utilize, i.e. if you’re sending us text, send it in a Word file or in an email, so we can easily copy the text out. Additionally, providing content in a timely manner is helpful for staying on budget and meeting deadlines.
  2. Two rounds of revisions are included in the cost of every project. Limit the amount of revisions and back-and-forth by sending them in a clear and concise format. We find that email lists work really well in keeping information organized.
  3. If needed, we can have a meeting (virtual or in-person) to setup timelines and go over the concept. For larger projects, this is an especially important step.

Please Note: It’s perfectly fine for you to say you’re not sure what you want and you’d like us to come up with multiple options with varying styles. We have clients who prefer this style of workflow, but please keep in mind, these are not our most “budget-friendly” jobs.

What other tasks do you perform as part of a typical project?

  • Behind the scenes, we’ll be performing many essential tasks on your behalf. These can include project management, collaborating with other team members and sometimes we’ll even be doing research.
  • In addition do doing the design work, we will also On the technical side, we will be interacting with production, printers and fulfillment companies in order to get you a quality finished product. Different vendors can require different file types for production, but we’ll take care of all that for you.