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You've got questions...

...and you're not quite ready to talk with a real person (we get it).

General

What makes Temple Creative the right choice for my design and/or marketing needs?

What are your costs/fee structures?

I need photo(s) for my website/flyer/billboard/etc...Can you take care of that?

How does the referral program work?

Your designer is extremely good looking. Has he ever considered modeling?

Graphic Design

I think that I could save some money by doing my own graphic design work. Is it really that important to hire an experienced professional for my business?

It really depends on a few things, but in most cases, yes. Hiring a professional to design your company's visual identity is a high-yield, low-risk investment.

There are a few rare situations where hiring a graphic designer would not be necessary.

  • You have the necessary design knowledge

  • AND

  • You have the free time to make your designs perfect

In most cases, neither of these is true for entrepreneurs, especially having the free time. You might be thinking to yourself that you can learn how to do all of this on your own, and that may be true, but consider a few things.

  • Professional graphic designers are more than just creative people. They often have a degree in a related field and several years of experience. This gives them the added benefit of being able to tell a story through their work. Even with all of that experience, it can still take a professional several days to complete one design
  • There are many things that are not simply common knowledge that must be considered when creating a design. Does your design need to use vector or raster graphics? What file types will you need? What size do your files need to be?
  • Every successful major business or organization has a detailed style guide that defines how visual elements are to be portrayed. Things such as specific colors(not just red or green, but specific color codes), fonts, font sizes, text alignment, shapes, white space, plus a ton more. A style guide also defines when and how each and every one of those elements are required to be used. If you don't have one, make sure you set a week (or more) aside to research each element and create a style guide before you ever consider designing anything else.
  • There are several small styling details that you may not think about when creating your design. Those details could be the difference between someone in your target market choosing to find out more about your company or deciding that your brand identity looks a little unprofessional.

This is only a small fraction of the reasons that hiring a professional graphic designer is not an area where you will want to cut corners. It's pretty well known that the modern person has a very short attention span. Less than 5 seconds is the amount of time it takes someone to decide whether they are going to move on or look into your business more. You can guarantee that your logo and visual elements will play a part in that decision before a word about your business is ever read.

In the event that you do have the necessary design knowledge, you probably don't have an abundance of free time to devote to all of the fine-tuning your designs will need.

Think you might need a professional designer, after all? Let's chat.

How does Temple Creative handle the design process?

Is the artwork you create for me something generic found through a web search?

Who owns the rights to the designs you create for my business?

Marketing

Would my business benefit from digital marketing?

Isn't marketing as simple as paying to run an ad on Facebook/Instagram/A billboard/etc...?

What exactly is digital marketing?

What's involved in creating an effective integrated marketing plan?

Social Media Management

Why is social media important?

Chances are your audience is active on one or more of the major social networks where billions of people spend time daily. Brands that understand the power of social media marketing and commit resources to it can boost awareness, drive traffic, interact with customers, drive sales, build loyalty, and win advocates.

How can I control my brand on social media?

Should social media be done exclusively by Temple Creative?

Which social media channels should I use?

SEO

What is SEO?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of using onsite and offsite tactics to help get content presented by a search engine. Done well, the practice increases the quantity and quality of your traffic.

Why is SEO important?

The majority of web traffic is generated by search and those that come by way of search have a greater degree of commercial intent than most other channels.

What are SEO keywords?

What determines search engine rankings?