Monthly Design Retainers

What is a design retainer?  

A retainer is a fee paid for a pre-determined amount of design time or work. A percentage of the retainer is paid up-front for a contracted number of hours OR specified scope of work within a time period. Our retainer agreement is a higher level of commitment that creates an ongoing collaborative design partnership.

Meeting the communication design needs of your business can be tricky. If your communication design needs vary throughout the year, arise unexpectedly, or you have ongoing needs for design services that don’t require having a designer on staff, a retainer might be the perfect solution for your business. A retainer is great way to guarantee priority placement on the production schedule, receive fresh, engaging design on a consistent basis, and keep your brand up to date.

Convenience. Priority. Value.

With a monthly design retainer, the IDS design team becomes an extension of your business.  

You create your package by choosing the number of monthly design hours. IDS offers packages ranging from 4 hours to 40 hours per month at a rate of $65.00 per hour. For example, our 4-hour package costs just $260.00 per month with a minimum 3 month agreement. First and last months invoices to be paid upfront. We offer flexible plans that can be changed at any time and cancelled by either party in writing with a 30-day notice.

Determining Your Retainer

What to consider when choosing a retainer package.
  • Frequency of design scheduling. Scope of work? How often?
  • Average amount of time needed from designer.
  • Nature and complexity of design-work required.
  • Turnaound Time: Are you projects time sensitive?

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