Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Elle Marie Calligraphy & Design’s goal is to bring modern graphic design to all your marketing and communication needs.

The following are common questions about my design process.

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I already have a logo but I think it needs an update.

Perfect! When entrepreneurs first start out they often grab the first logo they see, frequently using a popular template. This is great at the beginning, you don’t have a lot of resources to spend on a full branding package. Now that your business has grown however, you need a logo that is unique and more reflective of your current business identity. A logo that will stay relevant as you continue to build and grow in the future.

What all is included in my branding package?

Depending on your resources and needs, your branding package is tailor made to you. Together we’ll look at what you currently have and address your future needs. Options include logo design, hand lettered logo design, graphic elements, color palettes, matching patterns, custom typeface, monogram logos, surface design, print and packaging design, and more.

What if I don’t like the first proofs you send?

No problem! Often times it takes a few rounds for us to make your vision a reality. Included in every quote is a set number of proofs and revisions. After the first round of proofs have been reviewed, if none of them are the direction you were looking for, we start over on the second round! Since you’re working directly with me, communication is at a premium. If additional work is needed, pricing will be transparent ahead of time.

Besides logo design, what else do you offer?

Great question! Having a new brand identity means you can apply it to everything your brand touches. EMCD offers digital assets creation including newsletter campaigns, social media content templates and icons, social media strategy and layout. In addition, print materials such as business cards, stationary, labels, stickers, and packaging can also be added.

How long will it take to receive my new designs?

This really depends on the size and scope of the project. Original artwork and font design take longer, prints and graphic design a little less. I’ll make sure we look at your timetable together before we begin and get everything to you when you need it!

I’m interested but can’t afford it all at once.

My goal when I opened EMCD’s doors in 2015 was to make design accessible to entrepreneurs. I want you to have at your disposable a high quality product that you feel good about making an investment in. Because of that, I offer payment plans. Included in your quote will be the opportunity to divide your payments across multiple months.

Who can benefit from professional design?

Using a graphic designer isn’t just for big companies or growing businesses. Charity organizations, school fundraiser programs, bloggers, social media influencers, online coaches, and Etsy shops can all greatly benefit from having a cohesive brand that clearly communicates their message.

I love the idea of a custom font, how would I use it?

Hand lettered fonts are more popular than ever. Even if your logo is not hand lettered, having a secondary calligraphy font is a great tool to add visual interest and an authentic personality to your brand. You should use your new font on your website, in your digital marketing communications, and print materials. We’ll work together to explore all the areas you can apply it to your business.

Do you teach calligraphy classes?

I do! Calligraphy classes are taught locally in the Grapevine/Mid-Cities, Texas area. I teach modern brush calligraphy as well as pointed pen. Interested in learning when the next class will be?

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I’d like a calligraphy print to give as a gift.

Wonderful! I do prints and original artwork, please contact me with your idea and we’ll worth together to bring it to life! Similar to design, I send pencil sketches first to make sure the style of calligraphy and layout is what you had in mind. After pencil sketches, I ink and paint, finally scanning it into the computer (unless you’d like an original) to clean up and print. I’ll keep you in the loop every step of the way. Calligraphy work typically takes 4-6 weeks, please let me know if you need it sooner.

I’m getting married and would like custom invitations.

Wedding, bridal showers, company parties, etc., EMCD would love to design your next event invitation. We design full invitation suites depending on your needs. Including but not limited to, main invitation, RSVP, directions and information card, custom maps, matching envelope liner, and coordinating envelope calligraphy.

Matching envelope calligraphy?

Of course! The perfect wedding invitation isn’t complete without coordinating envelope calligraphy. Envelope calligraphy starts at $3.50 per outer envelope. Also available is inner envelope calligraphy, table numbers, and place cards.

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