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How much does a logo cost?

I've found over the years there are two common misconceptions about logo design and pricing. One being that a logo should have a small price tag because it's a small thing, this is not true. The second misconception is that because I recommend a logo design be refined to it's simplest form (less is more), this would also keep costs to a minimum, this is also not true. There is an old adage I like to reference when discussing these scenarios that simply states, "I'm very sorry for the run-on letter I wrote you, but if I had more time I would have shortened it up." The statement does a pretty good job describing what it's like to design a logo. I start with research then go in many different directions, refine, design, refine, design, etc., etc. The ideal result is a streamlined product from this work. There is no telling how long the process will take, and for each logo design project there are unique variables to contend with making pricing by the hour near impossible, and irresponsible.

When I'm asked what a logo typically costs, I generally respond by saying logos start at $1,000 and go up to $3,500, and that adding additional branding assets could increase this more. With that said, every logo I design is custom made, if you're looking to design a logo you can get the process started by completing my inquiry form to request a quote.

How much does a website cost?

There is no set price for custom web development, small business websites start at around $5,000 whereas larger websites and web-based applications can range anywhere from $10,000 to over $100,000.

A close analogy of our approach would be similar to a custom home. Our process begins with planning and architecture, and like a house, the more that is added, the more it will cost.

Generally, we'll start with a ballpark estimate after we received initial ideas and project information. If both parties are comfortable at that point we'll dive deeper into the details and formulate a more accurate estimate and contractual agreement.

The cost to maintain a website is also based on what's required. For example, if you work with your own hosting company and choose to do all your own content updates, there is no additional cost on our end post-launch unless you come back to us later requesting additional work. However, if you choose to work with us to manage your website, bundling services such as hosting, email, support, and back-up, we quote these on a per-project basis.

If you think we'd be a good fit to work with your company, you get things underway by requesting a quote.

I saw pictures of your dogs, you offer Photography services?

Typically no, this is more of a hobby of mine. It might be negotiable based on certain circumstances, use my contact form and let me know what you have in mind.

What are your dogs names?

I have two Golden Retrievers who you might have seen here on my website and in social media. My male was born in 2016, his name is Adirondac Marty Moose. My female was born in 2017 and her name is Mountain Maggie Moose. Together they are Moose Goldens and they will eventually have a website of their own.

Do you offer web hosting?

Yes, and no. We are not a hosting company and we do not maintain our own servers. However, many of our clients who are not into the technical end of things prefer we manage this for them. In these cases we often times bundle hosting with other services such as email, support, and back-up for one fee. We only provide this service to clients we've developed web projects for.

Who creates the content for my website?

This is up to you and your budget. The content is the meat of a design project, it carries the most weight and tells your story. Content can be written copy, photography, animation, and or video. When planning your project defining the type of content requirements needed should be on the top of your priority list. If you're unsure sure how to go about this you may be interested in starting your project on a consulting basis where I can help you develop a strategy and plan of attack.

Do you offer printing services?

Sort of. I kicked off my career in the print industry and still help with clients today. I do not have a print shop, I collaborate with select print vendors to ensure design projects are reproduced as intended.

How do I get traffic to my website?

There are many facets of marketing your website after launch, we're happy to offer internet marketing consulting and search engine positioning or SEO. We can also set up analytics packages to your website traffic.

I have a website, can you help me with it?

Maybe, we make this judgement on a case-by-case basis. This is not what we typically do, we're most helpful when we can be part of a web project strategy from the beginning. If you currently have a website and need help, let us know what issues you are having and why you think we'd be a good fit to help out.

Do you offer website maintenance?

Most web project we build have some sort of CMS giving our client control over certain aspects of their website. In some situations, you might feel that this is better left up to the professionals. Aside from content updates, we can offer support and software maintenance bundled with our managed hosting plans.

How long will my project take?

Web development and print projects are given an estimated timeline when we do the contract. Timelines are estimates, web projects tend to experience scope creep, which essentially means things come up along the way extending the timeline and sometimes cost. A small business website can range anywhere from 2 months to 6 months whereas a larger website or application could range anywhere from six months to 18 months.

Logo design projects can typically be completed within 4 to 6 weeks.

The time it takes for any design project depends on client cooperation; milestone approvals, payments, content delivery, etc., and the other types projects scheduled in our queue.

Where are you located?

I currently live and work from upstate, NY. Our vendors and sub-contractors are spread out across the US. Current team members are located in New York, Colorado, and Florida. Location has no bearing on where we work however, I've worked with clients from Maine to Texas and can help anyone in USA.

#DogCrazy = Do What You Love!

Being outdoors, exploring and photographing my dogs in nature helps to free my mind and inspire creativity, but there's a bit more to it than that...

Around here, Dog Crazy is a metaphor which means to be true to yourself and listen to your heart. To do the things you care deeply about and do them to the best of your ability. It might also mean my work-space and car could be covered in dog hair, but that doesn't bother me.

It’s the Dog Crazy philosophy that inspired me to venture out on my own over 15 years ago and still drives me today. MWH Design was born out of passion, a passion to create, to help other professionals promote their own passions, and to work with my four-legged friends at my side just about anywhere in the world—as long as there’s cell service and a solid wifi signal that is.

Are you Dog Crazy? It's always a pleasure to hear from like-mided folks, if you hang around Instagram feel free to connect there, or if have a project you’d like to discuss the best way to get started is by completing my inquiry form, I look forward to hearing from you!

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#DogCrazy = Do What You Love!

Exploring in the outdoors with my dogs helps to free my mind and inspire creativity, but there's a bit more to being Dog Crazy than that...

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