Offering both project-based work and design retainers.
What is it?
A design retainer is a flexible agreement that allows you to contract Blastoff! Studio for as few as 7 hours per month or as many as 30 hours per month. You get access to a wide range of our professional design services without hiring and onboarding a permanent employee. Think of it as a monthly subscription to our design and strategy services.
What are the benefits?
We offer a reliable and relational approach to our design services. We'll coordinate a call at the beginning of each month to delve into your goals and outline upcoming needs. Our services bring cost savings and efficiency, providing streamlined, professional design without the overhead of an employee's salary, benefits, specialized equipment, or the responsibility of application licenses. Plus, forget the hassle of gathering estimates, managing multiple contracts, or handling numerous invoices – budgeting becomes a breeze with a consistent monthly cost. Benefit from outside expertise and professional insight as our team brings experience working with major brands like Apple, Nixon, and Cannondale. With us, you'll work consistently with the same designer, ensuring that your branding maintains uniformity across all projects. This approach enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of reaching your marketing and communication goals.
Your design retainer grants you access to a wide range of services within the allotted hours. If a service or project falls outside this scope, you'll enjoy a discounted rate as a retainer client. Services covered include website updates, maintenance, comprehensive digital/print design, website content, brand assets, presentation decks, campaign and event materials, email marketing templates, signatures, social media content, printed cards, signage, and branded apparel. You can also tap into marketing and strategy services, encompassing product and service strategy consulting, campaign development, and visual identity services for campaigns and events, including strategy, logos, and branded materials. *Please be aware that certain services, like complete branding, photo and video production, and product design, are not part of the retainer but can be purchased separately based on your specific needs.
Who is it for?
Our design retainers are an excellent solution for businesses looking for professional, consistent, ongoing design support.
What should I expect?
Once the contract is signed and the initial payment is made, we'll host a 60-minute strategy session to plan our work together. Submitting your project details is easy with our custom online form. Upon receiving your request, we'll connect with you to align on details and begin the work. Transparent communication is our commitment throughout the design and development process – expect regular updates on project progress and easily track your project's status via your personalized online Asana board.
We currently offer three design retainers: • Starter: $2,100 monthly, including up to 7 hours of high-level creative support. • Professional: $4,000 monthly, offering up to 15 hours of high-level creative support. (Most common plan) • Business: $7,500 monthly, providing up to 30 hours of high-level creative support.
I can honestly say that having Blastoff! Studio do our website, marketing materials, and all-around communication strategy has moved our organization forward in so many ways over the past 7 years we've been working with them. Our Design Retainer is a no-brainer.
CEO of The Fly Fishing Collaborative