ready to take the next step with your project?
When you take your car to a mechanic, or go to the Docs to be treated for an injury or illness, each will ask you important initial questions about your “symptoms”. This allows them to gather some info and gain a better understanding of the situation, how they may help you and what the best solution may be to resolve it. They need to diagnose before they can prescribe the right course of action that should be taken.
Initial consultations for new design projects work in a similar way. They are a 30 minute complimentary, non-sales pitch opportunity to learn more about you, your business and your project’s objectives – because if there’s anybody that knows your business best, it’s you!
1) Begins with your Initial Inquiry sent via email to
This is where you send some basic info about your project which includes:
- Name of your business or organization.
- What you do/your business industry.
- Where you are located (City, State).
- Brief description of the type of project/services you’re interested in.
- Your url/website address. (if you have one)
2) Next, is the Project Qualifying Questionnaire
This is a few short questions which gathers a bit more details about your project. It is necessary to complete and return for review. Upon assessment of the information provided, it will determine whether we will move forward with a consultation.
3) Schedule your Consultation:
After the review of the Project Qualifying Questionnaire, if all systems are go, then we schedule a consultation.
Consultations are complimentary up to 1/2 hour. They are conducted by phone and scheduled during normal business hours M-Thurs 9:00-4:30 pm MST.
“Discovery Sessions” are where we delve a little deeper as they are much more extensive. Diagnostic work is required as a client’s situation may be more complex that it is necessary to better understand the challenges in order to propose a responsible solution or to present a plan. Discovery Sessions also tend to be very advantageous for those serious about staring a new business and are at ground-zero but may not be sure what they need or where to begin.
As such, Discovery/extended Advisory Sessions are Fee based on a 1 hour minimum.
wondering why an initial project consultation necessary?
In a nutshell, it can determine whether or not we are a good fit for a project. As the intention is to be a respectful creative facilitator who delivers high-quality outcomes, there can be different determining factors. So if the fit between a client’s needs, budget and my expertise is suitable, then a next step may be taken.
Along with the information in the box below, check out the post: I’d Love to Help You, But I Need Some info First…
It provides more detailed info – including how a consultation can say you money!
- Assessing what your actual needs may or may not be.
- Consider the best solution for your particular project.
- Other important aspects of your business which need to be
taken into account and you may not have considered.
- Gauge a client’s level of commitment to a given project.
- Your budget. (YES, you need to have a budget in mind)
- Determining if we may be a good fit moving forward.*
*Future Primitive Graphics focuses on working with socially and environmentally engaged businesses and organizations. As such depending on your business and or industry, we may not be a good fit.
why project pricing is NOT provided prior to a consultation
The investment necessary to bring a project to its fruition varies based on a client’s objectives, the project scope, appropriate design styles/trends, the technologies utilized for its proper execution and its final destination. As such, project pricing is NOT provided prior to an initial consultation.
Projects are assessed individually. Pricing info is estimated accordingly and provided AFTER the initial Consultation and upon review of the information gathered.