Hire us for Contract Work
You enter into a Contract Work agreement
with Heartwood when you hire us to
take care of a particular project's
design, execution, or both.
One Full Project
If you want a professionally crafted web site, you hire a web designer to create a layout and a look, and to code them into web pages. Since you may already have a logo and print materials, you may not be looking for help with more than just the online portion of your marketing strategy. So a conventional web design contract between us means that the tasks you delegate to Heartwood are all the ones described under the headings Web Design and Search Engine Optimization, as well as any relevant tasks described under Graphic Design and Copy & Content Writing.
In the same vein, if you want a professionally designed logo and related collateral such as business cards and letterhead, you hire a graphic designer to create the designs. A conventional graphic design contract between us means that you hire Heartwood for those tasks that relate specifically to your current graphic design or branding needs.
In the interest of Integrated Marketing, you may want to hire us for a broader contract than just the online, or just the print, or just the branding portion of your marketing and communications strategy.
After all, why split the tasks between several companies that must then try to coordinate efforts, when you can delegate them all to a single one-source company instead? That way you can have all your needs met seamlessly and to a consistent quality standard.
You may wish to maintain a long-term work relationship with us to keep your marketing consistent over time as well as over media. Heartwood can serve, in effect, as your outsource Design & Communications department, on call whenever you need related work done.
At the other end of the spectrum, another valid scenario is if you already have parts of a project and you just want it tweaked or supplemented in one way or another. In that case, you may just be looking for one or two types of tasks to be performed as standalone services.
For instance, you may already have a web site and are happy with the way it looks, but are concerned that it is not showing up in search engine results and would like to hire us to tweak its text for Search Engine Optimization.
Or perhaps you are yourself an artist and therefore want to be the one taking care of the visual design of your website, but you're not technically knowledgeable and need someone else to translate your design into html and css code.