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Branding is messy and it takes teamwork


Let's roll up our sleeves together.

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Branding is messy and it takes teamwork


Let's roll up our sleeves together.

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Case Study


3x Award-Winning Survivor Weekend, Tempe AZ. Branding designed in 2012; refreshed in 2018

Case Study


3x Award-Winning Survivor Weekend, Tempe AZ. Branding designed in 2012; refreshed in 2018

The creative process is something you deserve to have a feel for before selecting a designer. New clients can be anxious about how this all works and for good reason. But fear not, we do have a method that we'll unfold together in our 3 phase journey:

 

Briefing

Let's extract your biz DNA.

We'll kick off the project with a short phone call or meeting where you'll familiarize us with your company brand & vision, and then your project goals. We'll then ask questions. If you have a sensitive project that needs a non-disclosure agreement, we can do that.

Concept

Let's define project trajectory.

This phase is critical because together we have to get this part right or we risk wasting valuable resources. Some clients have concepts that we execute; some want us to create the concept.

Our ideas come together into concepts, and concepts become a project direction that you sign off on BEFORE design ever begins.

Design

Let's get to work.

Here's where we take the selected concept and work it. We like to compare this phase to the marble sculpture process. Once a material is selected, we knock large chunks out, then use more refined tools to get the details right. Bringing your project to life will be the same. After a direction is chosen, you start receiving drafts whereby you have the opportunity to weigh in, and have your say. We'll go back and forth with revisios until it's perfect. High fives distributed! 

After speaking to several creative design professionals, I engaged Troodon Design Co. to create a multipage (16) sales presentation. I had not been through a process of this kind before and I only had a vague idea as to what I wanted the finished product to look and feel like when we first got started. Right from the beginning, Troy took a significant amount of time to truly understand our target market demographic, our brand, our messaging, and what we wanted the potential client to take away from their time with us.

We collaborated on every aspect of the presentation and he worked, reworked, and refined several concepts leading us to a product that we were both very proud of. Troy continuously brought unique and insightful ideas to the table and incorporated them into a creative, sophisticated, well thought out design. We have been using the presentation now for 6+ months and it has worked incredibly well. The presentation has impressed prospective clients, colleagues, and peers alike. I would not hesitate to recommend Troodon Design Co. to anyone.

I look forward to working with Troy again on our next project. Thank you, Troy!
— Servco Pacific Insurance - Aviation Division, Seattle, WA
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See Forever


It's the mantra around here.  

See Forever


It's the mantra around here.  

Being a successful creative firm means having a hirable ability to see in the dark to solve branding challenges successfully for companies of all sizes. Through the dark actually--to the other side. Your creative project has to be successful, so we pride ourselves on seeing through the challenges, the "what abouts," the fears. And quickly.

That's valuable.

$500 Minimum

This is not our first rodeo, so we've established a baseline fee of $500 to open up any project. No matter who you are, what you need done, or how fast you need it--$500 for it to be worth our time. Cost goes up from there the more complex it is. From there, we do have different price tags for different companies in our project estimates.

We bill clients based on these main factors:

  •  The size of your company (number of employees & offices), and annual revenue
  •  What industry you serve
  •  What sort of exposure will the project receive
  •  How long we estimate it will take to produce your project

Bigger companies with large annual revenue will pay more for our services than small businesses or nonprofits. We do NOT use over-the-counter pricing because every project has its own nuances.

No Rush Fees

It's true, Troodon does not apply "rush fees" to work needed ASAP. If a wildfire is burning in your office that needs attention now, we'll work you in right away as long as we have availability. $500 minimum still applies, and we do have a written "Fire Drill Protocol" you must agree to before we can proceed.