MemberApril 4, 2008 at 7:40 am
Same here. . . Any potential new customer gets a written quote detailing work to be carried out including costs, this quote does not include artwork or a proof. I clearly state that quotations are based on the customer supplying artwork, however a design service is available at a reasonable rate. Like Jason I feel if after seeing my portfolio, the customer still has doubts about my abilities in designing and fabricating signs, then maybe he/she might need to look for another solution !
I feel this is the only way to weed out the messers. . .
Of course expections to the rule are repeat/account customers.
I sometimes find myself drawing up a quick visualisation or 3d models to help sell a proposal, however this is entirely at my discretion and mainly depends on the nature and value of the work.