Graphic design retainers give your business all the benefits of having an in-house graphic design department for a fraction of the cost.

Meeting the communication design needs of your business can be tricky, which is why Secrest Design now offers Graphic Design Retainers where we will work on your day to day graphic and web design needs for a fixed monthly cost. A retainer will save you money compared to hiring your own in-house graphic designer.

Why is a graphic design retainer program the perfect solution for your business?
  • You can plan your project deadlines with peace of mind – Guaranteed amount of prioritized work each month.
  • Your work is High Priority – Retainer clients are always given a higher priority when it comes to projects.
  • Your own Creative Department – You instantly have a virtual in-house Creative Department at your service whenever you are in need that every department in your organization can utilize.
  • Discounts– You get discounted rate compared to normal freelance fees, which start at $55 per hour. The more hours you commit, the lower the hourly rate.
  • Simplified Accounting– you pay a set amount each month for the duration of the retainer contract so you have peace of mind that you are within your design/advertising budget.
  • Less Paperwork–  eliminate contracts to sign and multiple invoices to track on a per project basis.
  • No Overhead– you get the access to a professional designer without the overhead associated of an employee.
What are the advantages of a graphic design retainer?

By entering a graphic design retainer, you can save you 20% or more on graphic design services. The more hours you commit to, the lower your hourly rate. With a graphic design retainer, Secrest Design reserves your retainer time exclusively for you, so even if you have rush work, or an unplanned need, we can respond to your needs immediately.  For multiple small projects, you can take advantage of your combined work volume, and avoid the need to seek estimates, manage multiple contracts, and pay multiple invoices. A graphic design retainer also stabilizes your monthly design and advertising budget.

What’s type of services can you include in your graphic design retainer fee?
  • Graphic Design – Logos for new products/services, icons, and typography treatments
  • Print Collateral – Menus, Direct Mailers, Brochures, Business Cards, Newsletters, Flyers, Posters, etc.
  • Digital Materials – E-mail newsletters and promotional ads, Social Media Graphics and Management, Digital Billboard Design
  • Web Updates & Maintenance – Content, Graphics, and Web Maintenance. This does not include content copy.

Our graphic design retainers can be tailored to you and your business to make sure you get the most out of your monthly marketing budget.

What services are not included in a creative retainer agreement?

Our graphic design retainer does not cover expenses like printing, stock photography licensing, and subcontractor fees. Secrest Design will consult with you before beginning any work to identify those fees or costs that may be billed in addition to your graphic design retainer agreement to ensure you receive the best prices possible.

What are your Standard (Per Month) Retainer Rates?

*All rates include unlimited e-mails between client and Secrest Design

Design Retainer 5 – $220.00 per month

  • 5 Hours Per Month
  • 20% Discount – you save $330!
  • Priority Service on projects
  • 1 call per month to review project load

Design Retainer 20 – $770.00 per month

  • 20 Hours Per Month
  • 30% Discount – you save $330!
  • Priority Service on projects
  • 1 In-Person Meeting and 2 calls per month to review project load

Design Retainer 40 – $1,320.00 per month

  • 40 Hours Per Month
  • 40% Discount – you save $880!
  • Priority Service on projects
  • 2 In-Person Meeting and 3 calls per month to review project load

If you do not see a retainer package that meets your needs or you have a specific budget for the year contact us now to discuss how we may customize your retainer fee.

Will I receive an accounting of my hours?

Each month, Secrest Design will prepare a report that shows all of the time we’ve spent on your projects.  You create your package by choosing the number of monthly design hours.

What happens to my unused hours?

You can roll unused hours into the following month, however, rollover hours expire at the end of the second month. In the last month of the agreement, unused hours are forfeited. Any hours in excess of the monthly agreement are billed at the retainer rate.

With prices starting from just $220.00 per month call us now at 856-217-7010 or e-mail to arrange a meeting to discuss your graphic design retainer.

As a client of Secrest Design, the success of your business reflects the success of ours.  We want to showcase your business by creating you one-of-a-kind designs to make you  stand out from the crowd.