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In my formative year, I was certain that I wanted to get into the design industry but first I needed a brand name to be associated with, I won’t say it was easy.
Personally, I had a number of options but nothing stood out like Simpauls. This was a friend’s (Scofield) idea of having the acronym Paul and Simiyu.
Following the insight on the idea, I wouldn’t have hesitated to adopt it. I appreciate simplicity in the design, my view in a good design is as little design as possible.
Simpauls provides a full range of graphic design and brand identity design services for businesses and entrepreneurs being well versed in the following:
- Logo design, corporate identity, and branding.
- Image editing, photo touch-up, and restoration, photography.
- Promotional design: flyer, poster, brochure, banner & more.
- Custom graphics and scalable vector art.
- WordPress based web design and SEO services.
Please view the full list of services offered.
These are achieved through the dedication to empowering clients with the means to reach their goals through the strengths of branding and by crafting creative solutions to thrive in the market.
In addition, I also offer a comprehensive and well-integrated approach to branding to serve your company, group or organization.
For any design project, I have no set price list. To get started, first I have to listen to the client’s need and provide a proposal based on what the project requires. In short, to get a quotation or more information send me an email outlining your requirements. From this, we can set up a time to talk in detail.
Just to ensure that we are in the same term, hiring me as a graphic designer would imply me listening to your design needs and building a relationship in ensuring your business image sell.
The project brief will highly determine what the client receives. Therefore, depending on the design-problem this might include logo files, a brand manual, ready to print .pdf files.
In addition to the deliverables, you will also receive consultation and support in the process of project development stage, during implementation and afterward.
For all design project, the timeline might be fixed, and therefore this will be determined by the design problem of the project. In logo design project, general it takes about one – two weeks. A brand identity project two – three weeks. The timeframe is open to change if the need to deliver quickly is communicated.
The recommended timeline of at least two weeks for most projects is to ensure that the research and the end product is efficient and of high quality as possible.
In any design project, a designer employs a design process that varies from an individual designer to another. This shouldn’t worry you, to break down my design process start by:
Listen to the client and define the design brief > Project Proposal > 50% Deposit > Research > Ideation > Conceptualising > Refining > Presentation > Revisions > Final 50% Payment > Delivery > Support.
For most of the projects, I request a 50% down payment to schedule in work. I accept payments via bank transfer or M-Pesa. The exact details and terms will be provided in my proposal.
The final 50% will be paid on completion of the design project, prior to the release of final artwork.
Upon completion of the final payment, the final agreed design will be transferred to the client as the owner. As the designer, I will only reserve the right to show the logo in my portfolio.
Phone, email, skype, and even texting are all acceptable forms of communication for me.
Email is often preferred because it’s non-disruptive, allows for well thought out dialog, sending of images, and is a convenient method of recounting a discussion.
Because of solicitors, I choose not to display my phone number on this website; though I provide it freely after initial email contact.