Leverage off our low wholesale rates to increase your output. We want to keep wholesale design in Australia. We have worked with big brands and organisations. We have generated profits for our resellers and their clients.
White Label Design is great; if you don't have a design team, we integrate into your brand. If you do have a design team, we are great for doing all the time consuming collateral work etc.
We are a wholesale graphic design, finished art print & web development service. Whether you are a freelancer or big agency, we have designed our service for you to markup our fees at the price you want. We have experienced designers, finished artists and web developers and an art director on staff to help manage your project increasing your capacity and helping you make a profit faster. We have done work for major brands, retail outlets, national and state NFPs, branding agencies to single freelancers in both the print and web fields.
We don’t get involved with your clients unless explicitly invited by you. You must project manage the process and all work goes thru you for approval. You own all copyrights, files and anything else you give us. We are not interested in the shiny bright lights and accolades—that’s for you!
A lot of freelancers are highly talented, but can struggle with availability and capacity. Remember we are not here to take your client, but to work with you to rollout jobs faster at the quality you and your client expect.
A workflow example: While you’re working on an amazing creative design, you give us the rest of the job or elements to put together, and then you put your creative on the top at the end. This frees you up to work on 2 or 3 other profitable jobs that you would not otherwise be able to work on.
ALSO as a bonus, you will be able to offer website services to yours. If you are inexperienced with web, we will help you thru the processes involved so you can explain to your client what needs to be done.
As we have web staff on board, we can help you speed up the development of your bigger jobs.
We can offer you a creative design service to add to your own service – original design, UI, banners, buttons, structure and finesse.
Example 1: You have a website with 100 pages, you do 10, we do the other 90. This frees you up to work on higher value stuff.
Example 2: If you are a big studio and keep getting small sites that you are turning away, why not keep some of the profit in-house by using us? A small income is better than none!
ALSO as a bonus, you can offer a fast and efficient print design service. We find most clients are happy when you can offer both services. Your client retention rate is much higher.
We offer the full creative branding service at your fingertips. As long as you are at the head of the table driving the relationship and management, you can make a lot of money using our service.
Example: you take the brief… you collect the content… you give us the job to do… we work with you to get the job right…you invoice the client with your huge margin. Some clients have put 200% margin on top! Nice for you if you can get it.
However if you wish to relinquish and refer the client onto us to manage once you’ve done your magic, you can hand them over to our commercial studio.
You create the top level strategy, including creative and style guidelines. You pass the rollout of all the menial time consuming work to us. We can also slot into the top level creative if needed too.
Example: You workshop the client and develop recommendations for implementation. You may design a few concepts for the logo, stationery and styles etc, you then pass it onto us for finished art and production.
Now with the newly found time in your studio, you can continue to dedicate your staff to the higher value work.
Inter-disciplinary skill-set involving problem solving using visual communication, creativity, artistic and strategic skill.
The process of finishing a job to print ready status. Typesetting, general layout, document, colour and image setup.
Creative design, html & css development or adaptation for internet, screen or digital use.
Contact us with a brief, maybe even a meeting, hand over the files you have been working on, we take over and hand back draft 1, you either keep it and finish it or you hand it back for the changes and we will set it up for production.
You, as the designer, can have full access and copyright of all files we supply you. The final copyright and other legalities of the job are between you and your client.
Our white labeled folios are confidential as they belong to you — as our client — who commissioned the work. You may request to see samples of our commercial studio production.
Go for it! You can use designer crowdsourcing if you want to “buy” a concept. Designers in the crowd could be students getting lucky. Do you want an unmanaged untested individual looking after your clients? If you want someone who is on call (even when you’re not available to work) we’re here to service you. Our prices, service and result will end up better in the long run. We find that our clients come back to us in the long run anyway.
If you do use crowdsourcing or templating, you could “buy” the concept, then give it to us to edit, develop and finish for you. The communication with us will be much quicker than dealing with the crowdsourcers - who could be anyone anywhere.
Fine. But if you need to go on holiday, are sick, or have so much work you can’t handle – we’re here to keep you going.
Fine you can. As we are not a 1 man show, we are always available (except when we go out to lunch to celebrate staff birthdays!). But what happens when your freelancer is not available? Then they should call us too.
Sure go for it. We often have people come back to us because of the communication issues and time differences. We are local and we understand local business. We want to bring design back into Australia.
You will be notified immediately if the client contacts us and before we do anything! As you are the frontline contact, if it relates to artwork, we will try and advise you of any issues we encounter, so the client is left with no surprises. However, if the problem is too hard for you to explain or relay, you can direct them to us. We will try and minimise this as it defeats the purpose of this arrangement.
This won't happen without your express written permission. You will be notified of any direct contact by the client to us. You are our client, they are your client — we are here to work for you!
Yes we can help you with your printing and production too. We have forged strong print and supplier relationships and can get good prices and results.
We have dedicated web staff in house. We like to equally use the Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla and Adobe Business Catalyst systems.
We understand branding and business. For the smaller/ freelance agencies, we can work together on strategy for the client, you engage us as a consultant and/or as the designer.
…and the larger agencies, this is a perfect arrangement as we will not fly off on tangents that are outside the scope of your intent - we understand how branding, identity and visual communication works. Rollouts of existing creative are where we are best suited.
As long as you are the main face to the client, we can come to meetings with you as your expert under your brand. You then look like you have a team behind you with credibility — we can even have business cards printed with your brand on it!
Now you are no longer the face to the client directly, this is where you refer your client to our commercial studio — birdandbeast.com.au. So that means, we take over the creative relationship and we invoice the client directly at our commercial studio rate.
As long as you are the face and the contact to the client, the client will never know we are involved (unless you explicitly invite us to). We will never contact them without your express permission or knowledge.
As you can see we don’t display the work to uphold the utmost respect to your privacy. However you can display the work we do thru your own channels and folios.
We will not share any personal or business information, IP, “secret” processes or your 11 herbs and spices with anyone else.
If you give us a reasonable and realistic deadline, we will do our best to get it done for you on time. For super urgent jobs, we may charge an excess, subject to circumstance.
In any quoted job, we generally allow for 3 drafts for our communication between you and us. Hopefully you will have allowed time to sort out any changes with the client before you contact us again.
Design and creativity is highly subjective - the chance is there that you or the client won't like something at some stage. Before any heavy machinery is hurtled through a window, call us first to discuss and work out the problem. Our guarantee to you is that we’ll fix it till you do.
Hopefully, you will have briefed us well enough, so we don’t have to guess or be a mind reader. In some cases, you would have already setup the style and main concepts anyway.
The more information you give us, the better the result we should achieve. We have chosen to be white label to the creative industry, as you know how to describe what you want, better than a client does.
Yes of course! If you don’t want to charge hourly rates, then we can work out a fair negotiated price - no problem! We will aim to agree to negotiate terms with you as long as there is a win-win result at the end. For you, your client and us. If your client doesn’t win, then no-one wins!
For print and graphic design we use: Adobe Creative Suite on mac. Indesign / Photoshop / Illustrator / Acrobat.
For web we use: Wordpress CMS, Drupal, Joomla and Adobe Business Catalyst systems.
We also run our own domain and hosting service.
We are proficient in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and PHP applications.
We are based in the Melbourne Bayside suburb of Sandringham. Our commercial studio has been going 8+ years.
As we work with a range of creative agencies, designers and marketing professionals, there are many different ways to achieve a win-win result. We negotiate with the aim of you making a profit. If you want fixed rates, wholesale hourly rates or case by case basis- let us know and we will work with you.
Give us a buzz on 9598 9220 or fill out the form to get the ball rolling.
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