Every project is different.

When calculating a project fee, we assess the challenges and opportunities of your project in order to make an individual fee proposal.

The following formula shows how this might be worked out:

(Hourly rate of task x No. hours for work) + Value + Experience = Cost

Time is unavoidable when calculating the actual cost of a design project, but where studio fees differ is in what value can be added to your business based on the experience of the project team. For example, an efficient and timeless design with no wasted resources (printed or digital) saves you money in the long term and in future maintenance that far outweighs any differences in comparative quotes.

Fees can be fixed (where the task is tightly defined), ad-hoc hourly rates, a percentage of sales, or an exchange of services dependent on your circumstance.

+ + Our business model allows us to undertake subsidised / affordable work for creative and entrepreneurial folk who make work that we are excited about. If you'd ever like to start a conversation about your brand or communication design, please feel free to email studio [@] maualelectric.com.