Services & Rates

Even with as much as I DO do, there’s a heck of a lot more that I don’t. Flash? Javascript? Network Engineering? Not if my life depended on it.

But recognizing my limitations has actually become a strength, because rather than try and fumble my way through a million different things, I’ve been able to excel in a few. What follows is the complete scope of services I offer. Simply expand a group to see everything I can provide.

I thank you for considering me for your project.

Click on a service listing for more details.

Blog Designs & Redesigns Blog Bling, Logos, and Custom Graphics Website Design Media Kit Design Custom Twitter & Facebook Backgrounds Squeeze Pages and Landers Ecommerce & Members Area Integration eBooks and Guides On-Call Consulting, Tweaks, Rescues, and Design Requests

BrochuresCorporate Identity PackagesBusiness Cards Postcards & Promotional Cards Posters and Flyers Booklets and Catalogs Book Covers & Product Packaging Print & Display Ad Design


Blog designs and redesigns comprise the majority of my business and I absolutely LOVE taking someone’s personality, which is oftentimes their brand, and transforming it into something visually stunning and engaging.

I work almost exclusively on the WordPress platform but I am proficient on others, including Joomla and Magento. With WordPress, I can work with nearly any template or theme, but please note that the following rates relate only to the Genesis framework from StudioPress. If you need me to modify or work with a theme outside Genesis, the rate typically increases by 10-30% depending on the complexity and format of the theme.

PLATINUM PACKAGE: $900

Perfect for those who need a fresh new design or a total overhaul of their existing blog. Otherwise known as the Whole Enchilada, it essentially includes everything you need from start to finish, top to bottom, and side to side within reason.

• Initial Consultation and Recommendations
• Custom Logo with Hi-Res Styling
• Custom Header Design
• Genesis Framework and Base Theme
• Theme Customization
• Social Media Buttons & Integration
• Navigation Menu Styling (primary and secondary menus)
• Sidebar Design
• Custom Background
• Custom Widget Headers
• Custom Post Title & Meta Styling
• CSS Styling
• Complementing Eye Candy to Pull Everything Together
• Matching Footer Design
• Blog Button with Grab Code (125×125)
• Update WordPress, Genesis, & Plugins to Latest Versions
• Theme Integration into Current WordPress (if existing site)
• Personal Orientation & Training Walkthrough

WordPress Installation & Server/Database Setup – $25
Bundle a matching Twitter Background & Facebook Timeline Image with your design for only $50 (saves $50)!

GOLD PACKAGE: $500

For those who don’t need a total overhaul, the Gold Package basically takes care of everything from the header to the navigation menus and also the footer. No work is performed in the body area or sidebars aside from color styling to match the new theme design. Graphic work, layout changes, and css styling in the body area and sidebar would be quoted separately.

• Initial Consultation and Recommendations
• Textual Logo with Basic Styling (Upgrade to premium custom logo: add $150)
• Custom Header Design
• Theme Customization
• Social Media Buttons & Integration
• Navigation Menu Styling (primary and secondary menus)
• CSS Styling (where applicable)
• Matching Footer Design
• Blog Button with Grab Code (125×125)
• Update WordPress, Genesis, & Plugins to Latest Versions
• Personal Orientation & Training Walkthrough

Bundle a matching Twitter Background & Facebook Timeline Image with your design for only $50 (saves $50)!

HEADER WITH LOGO: $350

Sometimes, clients want to handle everything below the header themselves but still need a professional look to get them started. With the Header Package, you’ll get a gorgeous header design that you can use as your foundation to color and style the rest of your blog. This package doesn’t include any menu styling or creation.

• Initial Consultation and Recommendations
• Textual Logo with Basic Styling (Upgrade to premium custom logo: add $150)
• Custom Header Design
• Theme Customization (where applicable)
• Social Media Buttons & Integration

Bundle a matching Twitter Background & Facebook Timeline Image with your design for only $75 (saves $25)!

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Need to Get Crazy?
You don’t HAVE to stick with the theme’s default layout if you’d prefer something a bit more unique. While I can certainly modify virtually any theme or template to do whatever and look however you wish, it all comes down to time.

Should extensive theme modifications be required for any of the above packages (i.e. layout structure, widget areas, theme sizing), a quote for the changes will be provided ahead of time. The above rates assume you’re keeping the core layout and framework of the chosen WordPress theme.

To give you some idea, a totally custom theme layout, still using Genesis as the framework, can range from $600-$1,200.

Ready to move forward? Contact me today! Space is limited!

 

Blog Design Inquiry

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If you’re an active blogger, you know how often needs arise to where you could really use a new button, a custom graphic, or kickin’ feature. Whether you need a new 125×125 button, a brand new header design, or you’d like me to design an ad campaign with varying sizes, I can help.

Smaller projects like Blog Bling items are sometimes able to be accommodated the very same day if booked early. Otherwise, estimated delivery is 1-2 days.

If you need an image or feature not listed, just ask!

Rate Estimates:
Custom High-Res Logo Design: $250
Vectorized Logo: Add $75
125×125 or 150×150 Buttons: $20
Ads or Banners (other sizes): $35 for first; $25 each additional
Header Redesign (see Blog Design prices)
Social Buttons + Integration: $35+
Custom Coding: $80/hour (15-minute minimum) – See Also: Retainer Program
CSS Styling: $80/hour (15-minute minimum) – See Also: Retainer Program
Sidebar, Footer, Navigation Bar Mods: Inquire

 

Blog Bling

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Over the years I’ve seen far too many business owners shop for a web designer as though they were shopping for some commodity item like salt.

They think that no matter where they turn, web design is web design. And that whether they pay a specialized firm thousands of dollars or give the neighborhood kid a few bucks to design a web site, that the results will be the same. Well, I’m here to dispel this myth and save you thousands of dollars in wasted potential in the process.

Don’t miss the bigger picture
Let’s make something perfectly clear. Contrary to what many believe, web design is only one cog in the online machine called a web site. Most web designers can talk day and night about how gorgeous your web site will be, but at the end of the day, if it isn’t functional, engaging, or visible, then all the beauty in the world isn’t going to help you.

To be honest, nearly anyone with a copy of Front Page or Dreamweaver can hang a shingle as a web designer, but there is so much more to web design than just making a few web pages look pretty if you want to succeed. Before you add so much as a pixel, you need to consider your target audience, your underlying message, the site copy, the desired responses, visitor impact, marketing ramifications, traffic delivery, and more.

But even this isn’t enough. You then have to know how to pull everything together and design a web site that’s built for success, not just a beauty contest. Otherwise, you may as well start writing your web site’s eulogy right now.

With a rich background in multiple disciplines such as web design, online marketing, search engine optimization, graphic design, and more, I’m able to provide cohesive synergistic solutions. While I don’t profess to be the best, I’m also not so humble that I don’t recognize the value I bring to my clients. I just feel that the full-rounded approach I offer is how the entire industry should be.

Even if you hire a fantastic web designer, if he or she can’t provide you with guidance relating to promotion, usability, and visibility, then your web site’s performance will suffer. It might look amazing, but all you’ll have is some barren eye candy. Likewise, if you hire some marketing guru to design the ultimate sales strategy for your web site, but he can barely match his socks in the morning, then your design will obliterate any hope for sales conversion.

When you contract with me for your web design, you’ll benefit from:

• Initial consultation and needs assessment
• Defining site purpose and online goals
• Target audience analysis
• Content development
• Theme building and branding considerations
• Traffic, Promotional and Marketing considerations
• Navigation structure recommendations
• Usability and visitor impact
• SEO foundation
• Site architecture and page structure
• Page layout and site design
• Open architecture for future expansion
• and much more!

Jeeze, how much is this going to cost me?
It all comes down to time, but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by just how affordable agency-level design can be with Engine1Media. Because projects have ranged from spending a couple hours to put together a basic online brochure to spending several months crafting an enterprise-level solution, the cost can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. It all depends on what you need, what you want to achieve, and how you want me to get you there.

The best way to determine how we can help is to drop me a line and ask to discuss your impending web design project. Once I understand the scope of what you need and what we have to work with, I can better provide a project proposal for your review.

 

Website Design

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If you’re a blogger or run a website that caters to agencies, brands, or media outlets, you’ll want to dazzle them with a vibrant and professional overview of your business.

When meeting with someone personally you’d want to make a great first impression, right? Why not do the same for your web presence? I can design a gorgeous media kit in both PDF and web format so you know you’re always being properly represented.

Rate Estimates:
1-Page Media Kit (PDF Format): $150
2-Page Media Kit (PDF Format): $225
Convert Media Kit to HTML/CSS Layout: $125
Enabled PDF Editing: Inquire

 

Media Kit Design

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If you’re still using default backgrounds and images for your Twitter or Facebook presence, consider making your brand consistent with a custom Twitter background, Facebook Timeline image, or Fan Page design. Installation and color styling included!

Rate Estimates:
Custom Twitter Background or Profile Header: $50
Custom Facebook Cover: $75

 

Twitter or Facebook Design

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Whether you want to funnel prospects through a persuasive set of pages or you need a simple email capture, I can provide quality squeeze pages that get results.

From email integration such as aWeber and MailChimp to complex A/B split testing, I can provide more than just the captivating design. Regardless of the trigger you desire, let my background in building top performers help you.

Rate Estimates:
Solo Lander with Email Capture: $250+
Multi-Page Landers: $250+ for first page; $150+ each additional
A/B Split Testing & Variants: $150+
Content Writing: Inquire

 

Squeeze Page or Lander

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Whether you sell tangible items or digital downloads, I can help you embed ecommerce into your existing web presence. Even if you’re on WordPress!

Have products or eBooks you’d like to sell? Want to start a VIP Member’s area with automated subscriptions? Want to make Premium content available on a paid basis? All of this is possible and more. From design to payment integration, you can rely on years of experience in digital commerce.

 

Ecommerce Features

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From cover design to ghost writing or editing, you can capitalize on the self-publishing rage with a professionally designed eBook or guide. I’ve handled everything from covers for both print and digital to layout design, editing, and formatting, even writing the content.

Regardless of the specs, I can help your written word dazzle and appeal to those who DO judge a book by its cover.

Rate Estimates:
Cover Design (print or digital): $150+
eBook Layout & Formatting: $15 per page; 10-page minimum
eBook Editing & Ghost Writing: Inquire

 

eBooks & Guides

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Sometimes it’s just comforting to know that there’s someone you can rely on when sporadic needs arise. Whether you just need a quick graphic or are having trouble with your blog or website, my On-call service is perfect for you! On-call service is available for site tweaks, training, consulting, troubleshooting, error fixes, style changes, design modifications, theme styling, installations, plugins, widgets, site rescues, and more!

Simply message me with what you need and I’ll get right on it ASAP.

Rate Estimates:
My hourly rate is $80 per hour, billed in 15-minute increments with a 15-minute minimum. A rough time estimate will be given before commencing.

There is also the option of using my retainer program, which provides lower rates and priority in queue since the work is essentially pre-paid. Work is billed in 15-minute increments and tasks simply use available time as they’re submitted and completed.

2-Hour Retainer: $140 ($70/hr)
5-Hour Retainer: $300 ($60/hr)
10-Hour Retainer: $500 ($50/hr)

 

On-Call Services

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From tri-fold brochures to die-cut to odd sizes, I can provide press-ready CMYK brochure designs for your company. Whether you just need an informational brochure or are looking for something with a bit more eye candy for a dazzling promotion, let’s make it happen.

Guided not only by design, but also by a background in marketing, you can rest assured knowing that your brochure won’t just look good, it’ll also perform.

Rate Estimates:
8.5″x11″ Tri-fold Brochure Design: $250+
Other Sizes and Folds: Inquire

 

Print Media Inquiry

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With a professionally designed corporate identity package you can make sure your company, brand, or site gives a consistent and engaging impression. I can help you make a strong, positive impact by creating an identity suite that captures people’s attention and delivers your personality.

My standard corporate identity package includes: business card design, letterhead design, and envelope design. Optional logo design can also be added.

Rate Estimates:
Corporate Identity Package (client provides logo): $200+
Custom Logo Design: $250+ (not vectorized)
Vectorized Logo: Add $75

 

Print Media Inquiry

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If you’re tired of the same old business card look, why not step it up with a totally unique custom design? First impressions are critical, especially if your card is only one in a flurry of cards the recipient will be receiving throughout the day. Why not make it memorable?

Let me help you create that magical moment when people commit your brand to memory. Stand out! Together we can deliver that ‘wow factor’.

Rate Estimates:
Single-sided Business Card Design: $150
Double-sided Business Card Design: $200
Promotional Cards (standard sizes): $125+
Special Die-Cut Design: Inquire

 

Print Media Inquiry

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Whether you need postcards for a mailing campaign or to distribute at trade shows, events, and conferences, I can provide you with a vibrant and professional design. If mailing, all USPS regulations are followed to make sure you aren’t turned away at the counter.

All postcards and promotional rack cards are full-color and double sided. Need a specific size with specific print dimensions? No problem!

Rate Estimates:
Standard Postcard Size Design: $150+
Large Postcard Size Design: $175+
Rack Cards (traditional size): $175+
Special Die-Cut Design: Inquire

 

Print Media Inquiry

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Capture people’s attention with a beautiful professionally-designed full size poster or standard flyer. When designing this media, I consider more than just the overall look and appeal. I also consider visual impact, communicative ability, and how it will best complement your business and brand.

Designed in full-color, I can provide you with posters of any size. Just tell me the print dimensions and we’re off and running!

Rate Estimates:
8.5″x11″ Flyer Design: $125+
11″x17″ Flyer or Poster: $175+
24″x36″ Poster: $200+
Additional Sizes: Inquire

 

Print Media Inquiry

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I’ve had the pleasure of designing booklets and catalogs for clients in a wide range of businesses. From real estate to stone works to fitness, I can handle everything from the concept to the finished design.

Catalogs and booklets typically range from $500-$3,000+ depending on the number of pages, the level of customization, degree of editing, formatting, and layout, as well as any additional technical requirements.

 

Print Media Inquiry

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Due to an incredible number of blog and digital design projects, I don’t get to do nearly as much with print as I’d like. If you have a need for publication covers, product labeling, or package design, I’d love to hear from you.

Even if you’re starting from scratch, you can rely on my insight and design experience to come up with something engaging and visually stunning.

From software boxes to fitness supplements to auto parts, I’ve worked with a wide range of products and brands.

As with anything this customized, the rate will be based on the size of the project, the requirements, and the estimated time involved.

 

Print Media Inquiry

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With hundreds of advertisements designed for both print and digital media, including global magazine publications, I think you’ll come to appreciate my ability to harness and deliver your message to the target audience. Backed by an education in marketing from both the university and the streets, I’m able to find a creative and effective way to showcase your brand and your offer. Pushing buttons, pulling triggers, and causing action…it’s a passion.

 

Print Media Inquiry

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