We’re a niche design firm with a nimble team of professionals whose skills run the gamut from illustration, animation, photography, video production, web design, and of course, excellent graphic design. We’re an experienced, scalable option for marketing managers and business owners who have the flexibility to tap an outside resource to help with their creative projects.
As a team, we have a long list of design services and capabilities. We can assist you in just about anything including print, digital, web or video. Our skills include but are not limited to: marketing collateral, web design, branding, 3D/animation, tradeshow displays and much more. If you don’t see what you need listed here, just ask.
Our responsive and detailed team works directly with you. After doing a project discussion, we hit the ground running researching concepts and explore potential designs. Step by step we review your project with you and make revisions based on your feedback. This ensures that you’re happy with the end result.
A project timeline varies on overall scope of work. Small projects can move quickly, while larger projects can span months. For those larger projects, we can provide a production timeline that can help keep both us and you on track.
You do. At the conclusion of your project, we are happy to provide you with all your source files along with your final deliverable. The only items that will not be provided are stock images, artwork or fonts legally licensed and owned by a.m. design.
As a service to our clients, we keep an archive of all projects (within 5 years of being originally completed by a.m. design) that are available to you. If your files are ever corrupted, misplaced, accidentally deleted, we are happy to resend or share those files again. There is a fee associated with the time needed to gather and send your files.
For shorter projects we invoice once there has been final delivery of art. For longer/larger projects we invoice monthly with a final invoice upon art delivery. We do not have retainer fees and we work on a per-project basis.
We will discuss the details of your project and are happy to provide a proposal (quote) so you know exactly what the work will cost prior to us getting started.
We understand that each client has unique needs, so we’re more than happy to work with you to create a payment plan that works for you and your budget.
Yes and No. We are not a printer but we can recommend printers and/or print manage your project. We are also willing to work with the printer of your choosing to make sure your project runs smoothly. We are well versed in printing and can help answer any questions.
We sure can! We have a vetted list of copywriters that we’ve worked with regularly over the years. We’ll recommend, on-board and manage your copywriting. For you, the experience will be the same as if the copywriter was on our staff.
There are a variety of options we offer that can accommodate your project needs. Although stock photography is the most common route for a project, there are other options. Whether it is managing a third-party photographer to shoot on location, shooting a smaller product in our studio, or even help with sourcing stock photography, we can provide a solution!
We provide you with everything you need. Working with industry standard software, we’re able to output most projects in a variety of formats. During initial project conversations, we will always cover what file formats you will need, prior to us starting on designs.
File formats include, but are not limited to:
Reach out! We would love to discuss your project and see if we are the right fit for you and your organization. With over 60+ years in the graphic design field, we have a variety of talents and skills on our team to help accomplish your project goals.
There are two major color formats, CMYK and RGB. RGB simply stands for Red, Green and Blue, while CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. The two methods differ in more than just which colors are used, but also how they are used to create new colors. Specifically, the RGB color wheel is used widely in digital applications, in things such as emails, Powerpoint, websites; it uses light and adds RGB values to create different colors. CMYK creates different colors by removing different CMYK values.
This means that even when switching color formats on your screen, the screen itself can only do its best to imitate what the colors would look like on paper. Screens also have different resolutions and quality which can further impact the difference between what is seen digitally vs. what is printed.
A good general rule of thumb to limit this differentiation is avoiding neon, or extremely radiant colors, which generally don’t translate well on paper. However, it is important to note that most of the time, for everyday, personal printing needs, these color changes are unnoticeable.
If you have access to original photos (jpg, png, TIFF), we ask that you send original high-resolution photos over. We can extract jpgs from Word Documents or Powerpoint, however the quality and resolution typically degrade after being extracted.