Graphic Design FAQ

What is Graphic Design?
A skilled art where images, text, and other artwork is combined to form an effective message.

Does it matter whether my designer is in the same city?
Not at all. It depends on your comfort zone and how good the designer is about responding to you in a timely manner. AmericanLayout has done projects with many clients all around the world, like. We only require 50% deposit. All the work is sent in a file that you can download via email.

What formats will I receive with my design?
AmericanLayout can provide you with pretty much any format you will ever need. Some of the most popular and useful are jpf, png, pdf, eps, ai, psd, gif, etc..

Will my design be scalable?
We can provide vector files which will be scalable to any size using the appropriate software.

What is your usual turnaround time?
Turnaround time depends on the complexity of the project. AmericanLayout usually will have an initial design delivered within 2-3 business days.

What is the design process?

  • Creative Consultation: Let’s communicate about your company history, goals, competitors and project in detail by email. You can always check our samples and portfolio.
  • Quote: You will get a detailed quote after the consultation (generally within two days). Based on our policy 50% deposit is required before commencement of any work.
  • Research AmericanLayout research generally includes online and market research. We do lots of brainstorming and consider history of the company, current market position/trends, and future goals.
  • Design: Our main goal is to create a design reflective of your brand and from information we have gathered in the market research.
    If it is a large project, we will update you by email and will send you portions as we complete them.
    If it is a logo project, you will receive your initial mock-up design within 3-4 business days based on our market analysis and your company profile.
  • Feedback & Revisions:Now it is your turn to provide me with feedback. Revisions usually completed within 2-3 business days.
  • Final Payment & Customer Service: At this time you pay the remaining balance. We will help answer any design-related questions you may have after a project is complete. We are always communicate via email.
  • What does Web Design cost?
    In graphic design our web sites are quoted individually taking into account the number of pages needed, the graphic design and images(pictures) required both site wide and in each page, required forms and any customize applications. We communicate with our clients and discuss the requirements and make recommendations to suit client business/service then we offer a proposal that outlines the work and time-frame.

    What do you charge for your graphic design services?
    Prices depend on every variants but you can be sure you’re getting a great value for your design application. It most design jobs are charged project based depending on the type of design.

    What if I am not happy with my design? Do I pay for revisions?
    We want our client to be happy with the final result, so most times the first round of edits is generally free. Sometimes there are 2 free rounds. As long as the edits are not unreasonable, we will work with you. If it is a complete change in design, we would work out a re-do at a discounted rate.

    I need to have a design created that is not listed on your services, what do I do?
    There are many design services that we may not have listed. If you have a custom request feel free to contact us with your request.

    What are career opportunities for graduates of Graphic Design?
    Our graduates would be able to work with a contract or full time basis in advertising and design companies, magazine design firms, marketing communication, packaging design studios, publishing companies, multimedia, newspaper departments and broadcast design studios.