The Actors' Enterprise is proud to offer a broad range of design services for actors, including actor website design, postcards, and business cards!
When actors talk to me about design work, one of the first questions they ask me is, "How are you different than the other guys?" Click below for full details including samples, rates, and to find out how we do things differently (and have fun in the process!)
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
When actors talk to me about design work, one of the first questions they ask me is, "How are you different than the other guys?" There are three main points:
1) Free Marketing Coaching
As a fellow actor, I know how important it is to find affordable prices on essential items like postcards, business cards, resumes and websites. But having cheap prices is not enough- actors need to know HOW to use these materials to their best advantage. So, every design order comes with a FREE marketing consulting to go over design needs and to talk about the best ways to use these marketing materials as a part of your overall business plan. Where else can you get this kind of support?
2) You Own The Artwork (YourOwnDesign©)
All original files will be given to you upon completion of work, which is a rarity in the design world. Most designers liek to hold onto the artwork so that it forces you to use them again when you have changes/updates. Owning your artwork means that you have full flexibility to choose how you want your artwork to be handled in the future. (Of course, if you want to come to me, I would be most pleased!)
For websites: You can use us to do your updates, or you can have a friend or family member take over the updates for your website- it's your choice with YourOwnDesign©. **Click here to learn more about YourOwnDesign©.
For postcards & business cards: Use TAE's printer (free account will be created for you) or choose someone else- it's your choice with YourOwnDesign©. **Click here to learn more about YourOwnDesign©.
3) Flat Rate Design
Once the design has been started, the actor and TAE will work together until the project has been built to the actor's specifications. All fees are FLAT RATE, which means that we will work together until it is done right, with no extra cost.
4) All Designs Match Perfectly!
We work closely with actors to help them create "visual branding" that is personal and unique, and perfectly communicates who they are as an actor. We unify the actor's branding by designing their marketing materials to have the same look. Imagine- you send a postcard to a casting director who then checks out your website. While he's there, he clicks on your blog, which has the same design/colors as your postcard and your website. In addition, all of these materials have a fun and personality filled graphic that lets the casting director know who you really are. How cool would that be?
5) Reprints under $25 (no kidding!), and dirt cheap web updates
For postcards & business cards: The printer I use, VistaPrint, has a VIP program which allow you to reprint your cards while only paying for shipping. That's right- re-order via their VIP newsletter, and just pay for shipping. This means that your reprints will range from $6-$25, depending on your shipping time -- a huge savings from other companies.
For websites: Changes are made through my inexpensive "retainer" program. Pay $60 to "retain" me for 1 hour of changes. For every update that is made, the design time will be deducted from your retainer. That way, you only pay for the changes you need, and the rest of the hour is saved for future updates -- what other designer offers that?
TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:
During our free consultation, we'll arrange for:
• PAYMENT: You can pay by cash or check, or pay by credit card / debit card (with a 3.75% fee added by the credit card company.) Once I have the payment, I can get started on your order right away.
• MATERIALS: Once we discuss the design, I'll have you email or mail your materials to me (all items will be returned, if requested.)
• PROOFS: All orders receive unlimited proofs- we'll work together until the design is absolutely perfect. Once the final design is approved and completed, I will send you the original design files.
I am so excited about the prospect of working with you! Please email me with any questions or to place your order.