Good design costs money. The old phrase, "You get what you pay for" is almost always true. Think about that when you are deciding whether to trust your neighbour's son, the local copy & print shop (who also does websites) or a professional design studio with the online branding of your company.
Some projects must be quoted individually. But after more than 30 years in business we find that there are certain projects that clients request from us more often and we have come to specialize in them. With that much experience with specific projects we developed a methodology that just works and it made developing a standardized price structure easier. We also find that it makes sense to package some of these services together.
Please note that sometimes there are circumstances that change the costs within a package. Also, substitutions are not allowed. We are, however, very happy to give you a customized quote on any package of services that are not shown on this page. Please see the Details section below for specifications on all the packages.
It is also important to understand what you are buying (Rights in design being transferred to you). In Canada, the rights of all artwork remain with the artist unless they are transferred in writing to the client (even when you pay for a design - you are just paying to USE it unless it is put in writing that you OWN it). All of our logo designs come with the transfer of OWNERSHIP. You can read more on this below.
Logo Design for Small Business – $2500
Includes a custom designed Logo and Logo Style Guide. Your logo is the biggest part of your brand identity. It is the first thing people notice about you. You need it to set the right mood and create the right initial impression so capturing your company's personality is everything. Your brand may appear from print to digital, large or small, so the initial design must work across all platforms. Style, layout and colours - all written and visual communications - will need to flow throughout your identity so you’ll need to think beyond just a logo. Creating a logo, your brand, is an investment. It is a pivotal first step that you will build everything around and our experienced designer can help you. See DETAILS below.
Basic Branding Package for Small Business – $3000
Includes a custom designed Logo, Logo Style Guide, 500 Business Cards, Digital Letterhead, Digital Envelope. See more info below under DETAILS.
Upgraded Branding Package for Small Business – $3500
Includes a custom designed Logo, Logo Style Guide, 500 Business Cards, Digital Letterhead, Digital Envelope and Social Media Kit. See DETAILS below.
Comprehensive Branding Package for Small Business – $4500
Includes a custom designed Logo, Brand Style Guide, 500 Business Cards, Digital Letterhead, Digital Envelope, Social Media Kit and 250 Brochures. See DETAILS below.
Basic Responsive Website Design – $4900
Includes a responsive template beautifully customized to match your unique brand, with up to 8 pages of content entered for you. Responsive Web Design means that the site architecture is built to respond to the user’s behaviour and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. We will produce an intuitively designed site that is vibrant, informational and user friendly from the copy you provide us. We will rewrite the headings and home page copy if necessary to increase your brand awareness. After identifying your site's objectives we will create the architecture for the site. Web site architecture refers to the organization of the web site content. A well thought out site architecture ensures the information is displayed in a way that the user can find what they are looking for quickly and on a consistent basis. Careful planning of the site architecture also ensures the search engines will be able to easily search and access your site. At Creative Effects we take our knowledge of marketing and combine that with the intricacies of website development. This is one of the most important pieces of your brand tool kit, lets make sure everyone knows it. See DETAILS below.
Basic Responsive Website Design with Basic CMS – $6500+
Includes everything from Basic Responsive website plus a Contact Management System that allows you to change all of your text content without knowing any geeky programming code! If you can use a Word document, you can use a CMS. A CMS is great if you need to make frequent changes to your website content (changes to a blog, itinerary, menus, prices, information, etc). It even lets you add and delete pages, and simple photo on the site. A basic CMS doesn't change everything on your site (like the forms, site menu structure or core graphic) but we can quote a more customized CMS if you need one. If you only change your website content once in a while, you probably don't need a CMS. We are happy to make changes for you anytime you need them, just give us a call. See DETAILS below.
Basic Responsive Website Design with Accessibility – $4900 +yearly fee
Includes everything from Basic Responsive website plus an Automated Web Accessibility Solution which is WCAG 2.0 AA compliant (Government Accessibility Standards). Making accessible websites ensures that they are usable by the widest range of users, but also ensures your site is easier to read and navigate. It is important to make these changes to your websites to accommodate a variety of disabilities. Some new sites are even required by law to be compliant. See notes on Ontario Law regarding Website Accessibility below to see if your new site must comply. This added module is a 3rd party add on that is billed yearly (visit https://accessibe.com for pricing and demonstration). Custom coded Accessibility sites can be quoted individually. See DETAILS below.
Basic Responsive Website Design with Basic CMS and Accessibility – $6500+ +yearly fee
Includes everything from Basic Responsive site, Basic CMS and plus an Automated Web Accessibility Solution (visit https://accessibe.com for pricing and demonstration). See DETAILS below.
Basic Maintenance and Support Package – $395/monthly retainer (based on a one year contract on one of our Basic Responsive Sites)
Includes all updates to software, firmware, plugins, etc. to website. CMS functionality support and updates. Offsite backup of website. Plus up to 1 hour per month of programming support for non-CMS changes (ie. forms, home page, menus, etc) and user support. When your site is first launched it looks and functions beautifully but in the ever changing world of the internet your site won't stay that way forever. It needs regular site maintenance to keep functioning optimally. As browsers, plug-ins, software, servers and everything else that helped build your site, supports your site or co-exist on the web with your site evolves and updates so must your site, if it is to continue to work properly. We can make sure this happens regularly and seamlessly. We also make sure there is a recent back up of your site and site data in case something bad does happen. And if you have questions or minor requests, we have support services available to you. See DETAILS below.
Basic Maintenance, Support and SEO/SEM advertising – $1000/monthly retainer (based on a one year contract oN ONE OF OUR Basic Responsive SiteS)
Includes everything from above Basic Maintenance and Support Package plus Organic SEO/SEM Marketing Services as specified in DETAILS section below. Part of a good social media strategy and digital marketing involves a key component of SEO/SEM (web speed, keywords, link building, architecture and optimization). Once a site is built it must be constantly updated to keep these elements SEO friendly. A key component is SERP (Search Engine Results Page - the main reason why SEO marketing campaigns are conducted). Having your web page ranked high on a SERP is through a particular set of relevant keywords that are found through research. These keywords must then be tailored to specific web pages. See DETAILS below.
Errors and omissions excluded. All prices may change without notice. Actual specifications may change package pricing. Terms and conditions, specifications, options, and additional costs will be outlined on all quotations/contracts issued. Quotations/Contracts must be signed for all work ordered included on packages listed on this website and custom quotations. Details and prices on quotations/contracts are final and take precedent over anything written on this website.
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