Krishna Solanki Designs


As a business or start-up owner, you understand that playing to your strengths is key, and it’s important to know when to outsource tasks that are not your forte.

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DESIGNING IS NOT YOUR THING!

There are many DIY website and logo creation tools out there that may seem like a quick, cheap solution to making a website/brand or updating the one you’ve got. But creating strong visuals and a unique, bold website, or brand, that looks professional and is user friendly is not an easy task; nor is it one you can afford to get wrong.

Let me take the hard work out of taking your business to the next level, without breaking the bank.

I’ve put together a series of packages, based on the needs of my previous clients which are designed to take care of everything you will need for a brand identity or Squarespace website project.

If you don’t need the whole kit and caboodle, and your existing Squarespace site or existing brand sites simply needs some TLC and you simply don’t have the time, let me know, I’d love to help.


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BRAND IDENTITY:

This package is highly recommended for any company, start-up or organisation in need of a distinctive look and feel, to bring your business to life and give it that professional appearance. It goes way beyond pretty pictures, colours and a jazzy logo; you’ll be loaded up with a bespoke toolkit to ensure your brand identity is consistent no matter where your customers are engaging with it.

This package includes:

  • Branding homework – tasks and questions designed to help understand your requirements fully and align them to your unique goals

  • 30-minute consultation (face -to-face, on the phone or via Skype) to discuss the findings of the homework and decide on a style route

  • Full project management

  • Moodboard - defines the colour and style (1x round of revision/client feedback)

  • 2 variations of a logo concept (2 rounds of revisions/client feedback)

  • Fonts and a custom colour palette

  • 1 collateral item (business card design/A5 flyer design)

Final deliverables:

  • 1 main logo (in colour & black and white)

  • 1 secondary logo (logo variation)

  • 1 submark

  • 1 supporting pattern

  • Web and print resolution files

  • Social Media images – tailored to the channels you are currently using (Instagram story graphics/Twitter/Facebook headers or flyers)

  • Selection of fonts - web fonts, including font files for future

  • Custom brand style board – a handy PDF document containing all the names of your fonts and the colour references to ensure consistency as your brand evolves

  • 1 business card – ready to print in a PDF document

INVESTMENT: £1368.00
TIMELINE: 4-5 WEEKS

NEED ANOTHER OPTION?
My mini - branding package (includes logo work) – Quote available on request.

*additional revisions are billed hourly at £58/hour.  Printing not included.


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squarespace WEBsite DESIGN:

So, your business already has a strong, professional look and feel but the website has been sadly neglected. Why not give it an upgrade with a fantastic new Squarespace website, built by an experienced, Squarespace Circle member designer (that’s me, by the way!)?

This package includes:

  • Website homework – tasks and questions designed to help understand your requirements fully and align them to your unique goals and vision

  • 30-minute conversation (face -to-face, on the phone or via Skype) to discuss the findings of your homework and finalise the style route

  • Full project management

  • Initial custom homepage mock-up & 4 pages of content for approval before development (2 rounds of revisions/client feedback)

  • Temporary customer Squarespace ‘splash page’ (coming soon holding page) whilst your website is under development

  • Set up of website – homepage + 4 pages (including a blog)

  • Basic website SEO set up (search engine optimisation aka ensuring your site can be found on Google!)

  • Website built for mobiles and tablets

Final deliverables:

  • Fully tested, functional responsive Squarespace website (suitable for desktop, tablet and mobile)

  • 1 favicon (browser logo)

  • Social Media images – tailored to the channels you are currently using (Instagram story graphics/Twitter/Facebook headers or flyers)

  • All web fonts and files for future use

  • Custom website style board - a handy PDF document including names of fonts, heading and font styles, and colours to ensure consistency as your business develops

INVESTMENT: Starting at £1368.00
TIMELINE: 4-5 WEEKS

*additional revisions are billed hourly at £58/hour.  Printing not included.


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brand + squarespace website design:

This package has been created with new ventures and businesses who need the whole shebang, in mind; it’s a one-stop shop for those who need a brand identity and a Squarespace website created at the same time.

This package includes:

  • Branding and website homework – tasks and questions designed to help understand your requirements fully and align them to your unique business goals and vision

  • 30-minute consultation (either face-to-face or on the phone) to discuss the findings of the homework and decide on a style route

  • Full project management

  • Moodboard/inspiration board - colour and style (1 round of feedback/revisions)

  • 2 logo variations (2 rounds of feedback/revisions)

  • Fonts & custom colour palette

  • Initial custom homepage mock-up & 4 pages of content for approval before development (2 rounds of revisions/client feedback)

  • Temporary customer Squarespace ‘splash page’ (coming soon holding page) whilst your website is under development.

  • Basic website SEO set up (search engine optimisation aka ensuring your site can be found on Google!)

  • Set up of website – homepage + 4 pages (including a blog)

  • Website built for mobiles and tablets

  • Business card design

Final deliverables:

  • 1 main logo (in colour & black and white)

  • 1 secondary logo (logo variation)

  • 1 submark

  • 1 supporting pattern

  • 1 favicon (browser logo)

  • Web and print resolution files

  • Fully functional, responsive website (suitable for desktop, tablet, and mobiles)

  • Social Media images – tailored to the channels you are currently using (Instagram story graphics/Twitter/Facebook headers or flyers)

  • Selection of fonts - web fonts, including font files for future

  • Custom brand style board – a handy PDF document containing all the names of your fonts and the colour references to ensure consistency as your brand evolves

  • Custom website style board - PDF document including names of fonts, heading and font styles, and colours to ensure consistency as your business develops!

  • 1 business card – ready to print in a PDF document

INVESTMENT: Starting at £2592.00
TIMELINE: 8-9 WEEKS

*additional revisions are billed hourly at £58/hour.  Printing not included.


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DESIGN EXTRAS

You can add any of the services below to your package, simply get in touch and we can work out the finer details.

  • iPhone design - Quoted upon request

  • iPad design - Quoted upon request

  • Icon design -Quoted upon request

  • Infographic design - Quoted upon request

  • Custom illustration - Quoted upon request

  • Brand styleguide (in depth) - Quoted upon request

  • Social media graphics - £100

  • Business card design - £150

  • Basic logo design - £300+

  • Letterhead/envelope design - £130

  • Flyers/Poster design - £150 +

  • One-page PDF - £90

  • Email template design - £200


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The process

1 | Enquire - You want some designs created so your first step is to contact me.  If the design work requires a in-depth consultation we can get to know each other and discuss your project requirements via skype or a quick phone call. 

2 | Homework - Once you have signed the dotted line - a contract - I'll send you some pre-work/homework.  This is for me to get a better understanding of your requirements and the style you are after.

3 | Moodboarding - Now is the time for me to let my creative juices flow and mock up a moodboard.  This highlights design elements,  colour palette, fonts and overall style of your project.

4 | Logo concepts - Once the moodboard is signed off, I create 2 or 3 logo variations (depending on your chosen package).  After discussing the concepts and using your 1 or 2 revisions, we narrow down to one final logo.

5 | Logo design - Based on the chosen logo and the moodboard, I create a brand style board, which includes logo variations, sub marks, patterns, final fonts, and a look into imagery for your brand.

6 | Website design - For the startup/website design package: I work on designing your website, and online presence.  Based on wireframes (depending on how complex your requirements are) I design your layout in Photoshop, providing you with JPGs for sign off. Once the design is signed off, I create your website in Squarespace.

7 | Party time - After everything is complete, and your branding and website are live, it's time to let everyone know.  I'll help promote your brand/site by sharing it on social media and on my blog. After all, sharing is caring! 



POPULAR QUESTIONS...

How does payment work?
Once the contract has been signed, you'll need to pay a 30% non-refundable deposit to secure your spot in my schedule. Then 30% is due at the start of the design phase, 30% is due when the designs are signed off and the final 10% is due when the project is complete but before the final files are handed over. 

What do you design websites on?
I'll use Squarespace to build your site. It's easy, fun and simple for you to use on your own when the design process is finished. Head this way to read up on why Squarespace is the best option for your website!

Do I need to buy a domain before you build my website?
Not at all!  You can buy your domain directly through Squarespace. However, if you already have a domain somewhere else (like GoDaddy), then don't worry, I'll just redirect your domain to your Squarespace website!

What if I need other elements that are not part of your package?
That's fine. My packages are designed to help and provide you with all the elements you may want and need.  If you require another design element, then be sure to mention it when you get in touch.  We can discuss them during your design consultation and I can provide you with a separate quote or tailor the package to suit your needs!


HERE'S WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY...

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“KRISHNA HAS A VERY CLEAR PROCESS. I KNOW I CAN RELY ON HER TO DELIVER WHEN SHE SAYS SHE WILL”

Our website now has a bold, colourful new look which better suits the personality of our business. It feels refreshed!
The benefit of working with Krishna is that she really listens to you to identify what you want from the project, and is clear about timelines which helps you plan accordingly. She has a very clear process. I know I can rely on Krishna to deliver when she says she will.
- Sue Keogh, Founder and director of Sookio


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“MY NEW BRAND AND LOGO REALLY MAKES MY BUSINESS LOOK MORE PROFESSIONAL! IT SUITS MY AUDIENCE SO WELL!”

I was after a new logo and brand for my jewellery business, Mela Jewellery.
Working with Krishna was a pleasure. She's so nice and everything is so clear - timings, steps, sign off. It made it easier for me to fit in with my schedule. I love my new logo and brand. It really makes my business look more professional and suits my audience so well. The new logo has given me more confidence in presenting my brand and all the feedback has been really positive. I definitely recommend Krishna, in fact I already have!
- Deepa Mistry, Founder at Mela Jewellery


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"KRISHNA HAS A VERY CLEAR AND WELL THOUGHT OUT PROCESS"

I was after a cool, professional brand including a meaningful logo and a clear, modern website to promote my new business - Discovery Analytical Consulting.  Krishna has a very clear and well thought out process that we followed methodically with distinct sign-offs at every stage. This was invaluable to me, as someone without much experience in web site design, in terms of understanding progress of the project.  The website has only been live for one week but all feedback so far has been positive. Furthermore, in the past week I have received a number of high quality leads that I would not have had without the professional appearance of the website and branding developed by Krishna.  Definitely get in touch with her if you are small business with design and branding needs!
- Mark Portsmouth, Discovery Analytical Consulting Ltd
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"SHE IS GREAT AND CAN REALLY MAKE YOUR VISION COME ALIVE!"

It was important that I found a designer that could understand what I was after. Working with Krishna was really enjoyable as she was easy to get hold of and she always listened to how I wanted my logo, brand and website to look. If you are after the whole package like I was I would say definitely contact her! She is great and can really make your vision come alive! Overall brilliant job and thanks for your patience and work.
- Bhav Buhecha, Steakizmo
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