Kate Smith offers you a complete design service from concept to production for:

=GOLD Practical Pre-School Award, for the game Jack and the Beanstalk.

Kate Smith
derbyhireartspartnershipAOI member
Call Kate on:

0845 475 1003
or 07950 781 948

for an informal chat
about your project.
sketchbook minty and monty

Guide to briefing...

guideto briefing

Good briefing between us is vital if we're to create the result you want. It can take time to work through a brief so I've produced a briefing guide for you to download and read in print.

For now, here are some key points to consider about briefing and how to make it work to produce the results you want for your project.

Tell me about your deadlines, your budget and your needs. That way we can decide if I'm the right designer for you and I can tell you if what you would like can be done within that time and budget.

To give you the best result, the clearer you can be about what you want the better. Changing your mind halfway through a project will be expensive for you.

My online portfolio offers you instant access to check out my style and past work. Of course I can send you physical examples but this takes time and I have to charge you for return delivery.

It's good to meet and one face to face meeting will be free. It may be a better use of your time if we talk by phone, email or skype.

To make any meeting effective having a clear purpose for the meeting will be helpful.

Quotations from artists can require a lot of information. This is because I need to know how and where the piece will be used, how long the piece will be used for, and what budget you have. There's a full list of requirements for quotes here.

To see the full list click here (2.5mb PDF)

Call me on 0845 475 1003 or Skype: katesmithdesigns if you have any queries.

Normally copyright belongs to the illustrator but this depends on the type of work and usage. I use the Association of Illustrators Acceptance of Commission form and can send you a copy of this for you to consider.

Agreeing deadlines is an important part of the project because we need to plan all practical processes including printing.

Your sign off on the artwork proof is essential so we both know you are happy the brief has been met and you have had chance to check everything.

Digital methods now mean work can be delivered fast. Please specify at quotation stage how you wish the work to be delivered and any costs can be included.

Cancellation of projects can be avoided by good communication between us. Any cancellation will result in cancellation fees as per the Acceptance of Commission form.

Payment terms:

Once you have signed the Final Artwork Approval form an invoice will be sent.

When the payment has cleared. Only then will be I be more than happy to send you high res files or send to the printers.

I think I’ve covered most questions people ask but if you want to check anything else please don’t hesitate to e-mail me - info@katesmithdesigns.com