North Star Design Studio distinguishes businesses from their competitors in the marketplace through innovative approaches to branding, the comprehensive design of messages, products, and services that express the character of a company and define its relationships with consumers.
for Open Ended Projects
North Star Design Studio can accommodate any client’s needs. Whether it’s a unique graphic design request or help complimenting a short term project, we are available at an hourly rate for any project.
Ideal for One-off Projects
North Star Design Studio is available for single projects at flat rate pricing, like business collateral, including trade show materials, vehicle wraps, point of sale materials, packaging, stationary updates, and direct mail.
Pre-paid Hourly Packages Available
Reserve your project time in advance by pre-paying with one of our discounted hourly packages. The larger the number of hours pre-paid, the deeper the discount!
Graphic Design FAQs
What do you charge for graphic design services?
While pricing is contingent based on the scope of a project NSDS offers hourly and flat rates for different types of projects. During the discovery phase of a project, we will discuss pricing and payment options and build the best package for you and your needs.
Is the artwork our property once it’s paid for?
Will I be able to update the site myself when it’s finished?
That’s the goal! We prefer to build sites that clients can manage themselves… it’s your site… you should be able to add staff member or update service offerings and pricing. That being said, the more complex a website the more tech-savvy the site’s manager must be. We’ll ask a lot of questions at the project start to flush out as many pain-points in this area as possible, creating the right website solution for you!
How will I receive my artwork once the designs are finished/approved?
Final press files and in some cases the original working files will be made available to you once projects are approved and invoices are settled. Typically files are made available via a google drive and are available to be downloaded for 30 days. Clients are also CCd on field sent to the vendors direct on their behalf.
When and how do I pay?
What should I prepare for my initial design consultation?
Below are some simple steps you can take to prepare for your initial design consultation.
Give real consideration to defining project goals, timelines and budgets.
Find some samples of projects/designs/pieces you like (or don’t like… that can be very helpful too sometimes!)
Check out your competitions messaging, services, added value offers and infrastructure
Explore our portfolio, services, reviews and social media profiles… see if you ‘like the cut of our jib!"
Be ready to collaborate… Successful design is achieved through solid communication!
Why do I need a graphic designer?
Do you have client testimonials?
Yes, we do! Our clients are the best and love sharing their success stories which we love to read. We’ve worked with dozens of business owners to develop custom websites, graphics and creative solutions to grow their businesses. You can find the client testimonials here.
Do you provide pro-bono work or discounted rates?
Yes, we do! We offer discounted rates for pre-paid bulk hour of up to $20 less/hour, 5% discounts to registered non-profits and tiered payment plans available for start-ups and solopreneurs.