Services & Pricing

Pricing Options

Full Custom Design

Services with no limitations.

Reduced Pricing

Pricing for those with a limited budget.


General Guidelines for How I Work:

Have a preliminary phone conversation and/or email exchange outlining the basic project scope and goals for the project. This time should be used to be as specific as possible as to what your needs are as the client. If possible, have some ideas about colors, imagery, and a description of what you are trying to say to your target audience. Being detailed in the beginning will make it easier to create something close to what you have in mind. This will save both time and money.

The initial email exchange or phone call will be summarized with a written Work Agreement. This document will include a description of the project and its components, fees, payment schedule, printing costs (if the designer is handling the printing), and the agreed upon work schedule including preliminary and tentative deadlines (all deadlines subject to change during the design process).

A deposit equal to 50% of the estimated cost must be received before work on the project commences. This deposit also serves as a standard non-refundable “kill fee” in the event that the project is cancelled after work has started. For your convenience, PayPal is accepted.

If I am chosen to broker the final printing and fulfillment, all estimated printing and shipping costs must be paid in advance before printing starts. If preferred, you may pay the vendor directly.

The following list describes base prices for a variety of project types. Please submit a request for a quote to receive a more accurate and specific price for your project.

Work is accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Every effort is made to accomodate requested delivery dates, though delivery times are dependent upon workload.

Expedited service is subject to RUSH charges, which are calculated prior to work commencing.

Payment Terms

Half in advance, remaining balance (including any additional incurred charges)
upon completion of the job.
Large projects exceeding $2,000 require a three part payment schedule: 50% down payment before
work starts, 25% after design work is approved by Client, and remaining 25% due upon delivery.

Accepted methods of payment include cash, check, money order or bank check, and PayPal.

Checks should be made out to Wade Munson.
Note: Personal checks need to clear before work begins and/or final files are delivered.

Additional Expenses

Barcodes

$15 each

Client must provide ISBN number.

CDs/DVDs

$10 each

Price includes shipping via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.

Standard delivery time 2-3 days.

Color Proofs
(printed hardcopy from print vendor)

Color Proofs are recommended for critical color applications such as
book covers, posters, full-color brochures, etc.

$75 each

Price does not include shipping charges.

Print vendor proofs can be sent either directly to Client, or to Designer first for approval and then forwarded to Client.

Additional shipping charges will apply.

Federal Express (FedEx)

$30: Standard Overnight

$35: Priority Overnight

$15: 2-Day Delivery

Domestic flat rate and envelope rates.

Shipping rates for heavier items and packages sent outside the U.S. will be calculated on a case by case basis.

USPS Express Mail

$25 for proofs and disks.

Bulky items will need to be calculated separately.

Next Day or Second Day delivery.

5% MA Sales Tax

Calculated as needed.

Sales tax does not apply to design services rendered. Sales tax would apply to any printing done in MA and would be included in the overall price.

Base Hourly Rate $50USD/hour.

Minimum charge for all jobs is $100USD.

Note: Changes that fall outside the scope of the estimate are billable at a rate of $50USD per hour.
Changes made by the client after final approval (Author's Alterations, or AA's)
are billable at a rate of $75USD per hour.
RUSH changes (24 hour turnaround) are billable at a rate of $100USD per hour.
*Minimum charge for additional changes is one hour at the applicable rate.

Note: The above prices are for design and illustration work only, and do not include printing,
mailing or shipping charges, and any applicable sales taxes.
*Charges for shipping outside the US will be separately calculated and added to the final invoice.

Cancellation Policy
In the event a project is cancelled after work has begun, the 50% downpayment
will be considered forfeit by the Client. If labor has exceeded 50% of the estimated price,
the Client will be billed for the additional labor.
Once payment is received, the Designer will furnish all files relating to the project
up to that point in time to the Client on CD.

All images are copyrighted and may not be used with out expressed
written permission from the copyright owners.