Perfect for those who have enough marketing materials needed on a monthly basis, but don’t want to hire a full-time designer or photographer.

Why choose a retainer program?

  • Plan your project deadlines with peace of mind – Guaranteed amount of prioritized work each month.
  • Discounts – You get discounted rate compared to normal freelance fees. The more hours you commit, the lower the hourly rate.
  • Simplified Accounting – you pay a set amount each month for the duration of the retainer contract.
  • Less Paperwork –  eliminate contracts to sign and multiple invoices to track on a per-project basis.
  • No Overhead – you get the access to a professional designer/photographer without the overhead associated with an employee.

A retainer fee is like a monthly fee. Its perfect for those who know that they will need design services throughout the year and want to reserve a creative professional’s time. Since its purpose is to retain the designer/photographer, it is paid up front each month before work is ordered. Essentially, you are “pre-ordering” time versus a service. Since I will anticipate a preset number of hours of work from you, I will block out my schedule for the appropriate time each month. This gives me the ability to plan my workload accordingly. Which gives you the certainty of a pre-established amount of work each month without having to worry about what else is “in the queue” ahead of you. It is more efficient for all involved.

Retainer Program Options

Web Dibs!: $50/mo

  • Web-only maintenance retainer.
  • 1 hour per month for WordPress plugins and themes updates, back-ups, and maintain basic security measures.

DIBS! RETAINER 5 – $250/mo

  • 5 hours per month
  • Priority service in projects
  • 1 call per month to review project load

DIBS! RETAINER 10 – $450/mo

  • 10 hours per month
  • Priority service in projects
  • 1 call per month to review project load

DIBS! RETAINER 20 – $800/mo

  • 20 hours per month
  • Priority service in projects
  • 1 call per month to review project load

How does it work?

1. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to sign up. Once the form is completed and the retainer subscription paid for, I’ll set up a 30-minute consultation so I can hear more about your project and get to know each other. I want to learn all about your business and goals. We’ll review your business needs and upcoming projects. The retainer program is for repeat clients, so if we haven’t yet worked together, let’s start by working on something like a branding package, website, or other design materials first.

2. After our consultation, I will set up all your projects needed for the month in the calendar, quoting how much time will be spent on each project as well as time remaining for the month. Prior to the 2nd month, we will have a conference call, physical meeting or video chat to review the next month’s priorities. Payment for the month ahead will be due on your subscription anniversary each month.

3. Repeat. We will repeat the process each month for the remainder of the program you selected.

4. Reevaluate. At the end of your contract, we will review the program to see if you want to adjust the number of hours reserved each month before signing again!

Graphic Design Retainer Details:

  • 3-month minimum commitment. At the end of 3 months, we will re-evaluate the program you are to ensure the number of hours is fitting your business needs. After that, we can move to 6, 9, or 12-month commitments.
  • Each retainer includes a set number of hours each month. Overage in time will be billed at our standard hourly rate.
  • Unused hours will expire. They do not roll over each month as that would defeat the purpose of allocating retainer time each month for projects. If I am running close on hours hitting their threshold, I will let you know before going over.
  • You will get a detailed invoice each month of the projects worked and hours allocated to them.

What type of services can be used in the Graphic Designer and Photographer Retainer programs?

  • Graphic Design – logos for new products/services, icons, and typography treatments.
  • Print Materials – sell sheets, direct mailers, brochures, newsletters
  • Digital Materials – Social Media graphics, Blog Banners, and other web designs
  • Photography – get your content for the month shot, edited, and uploaded to your platforms for you. Let me worry about flat lays, product shots, and content…and you can get back to running your business.
  • Web Updates & Maintenance – content, graphics and web maintenance can be provided for select customers. Only WordPress websites currently.
  • Services do not include additional costs like stock photography purchases, printing, and postage.
  • Additional services are available upon request.

Communicating Visually since 1999.

Based in Jacksonville, FL KindaWonderful provides creative solutions for a wide range of marketing and branding needs ­– including graphic design, logos and identity development, advertising, direct mail, brochures, packaging, signage, magazine, publication and much more. ‘Kinda’ curious?