Agencies, PR firms, Marketing Departments, Publications ... Anyone That Sells Ideas!

Sell Your Ideas w/Sharp Layouts.

Creative department too busy or on Covid hiatus? Need layouts for a presentation?

Are you a copywriter looking for an experienced artist?

Looking to start a conversation with your client about a new campaign?

Let my layouts help sell your ideas.

Black & White

Black & white layouts are emailed to your inbox. Here's an example of a facebook or newspaper format.

Base layout pricing starts at

$200.
Add Color

Full-color layouts are emailed to your inbox. Use my b+w or color sketch art in your final repro files at no extra cost..

Adding color starts at

+$100.

Everything Else

How to get started, schedules, revisions, estimates & invoices, and my guarantee to you.

What I'll layout

Layouts for nearly everything:

  • Ads for print
  • Ad Campaigns
  • Printed brochures
  • Flyers
  • Newsletters
  • Ads for Social Media
  • Web sites
  • Billboards
  • Tradeshow displays
  • Letterhead, env, cards
  • Signing
  • Identity manuals
  • even cocktail napkins
Why hire me for layouts?
  • Over 45 years of creative experience working with national companies, clients, AE's, art directors, and copywriters.
  • Easy to work with
  • Zoom & Teams user
  • Work quickly and accurately
  • Deliver on time
  • No surprises (other than surprisingly good layouts!)
Why only simple layouts

Layouts are the starting point to pitch new ideas.

Your art department or outside design consultant will finish and finesse the final your copy and my layouts for your client.

Your creatives will be able to adopt my layout into almost any additional formats.

My guarantee

If you don't like my layouts I can do one of these three things:

  • Revise the layout
  • Cheerfully stop the project and refund your deposit
  • Cheerfully stop the project, tear up the estimate, and not send an invoice.
How to get started

I create layouts that help sell ideas.

First, email or call

Email steve.layouts@
efsmart.com

Call (904) 321-9943

Include your contact information. I'll reply. We'll set up a phone call or Zoom/Teams meeting.

You're a pro. You know what I need.

Send a draft of the copywriting [I'll greek/squibble what you don't send me], client logo, social media currently in use, and other mandatory elements that your client uses.

Schedule

3 working days for most layout assignments.

A campaign with multiple sized items might take an additional day.

My day starts at 10 AM and ends at 5 or 6.

My schedule for your project begins when I have everything in-hand to do your layout(s).

"Same day" means that I start work at 10:00 AM, and deliver your work by COB.

Additional Rush Charges

  • 2 days: + 25%
  • 1 day: + 50%
  • Same day: + 100%
Revisions

One round of revisions is included in every project.

I try to build in extra time in your schedule for layout changes. (If you are on a tight schedule, I need to hear back from you ASAP.)

Charges AFTER the first revision

  • After the first revision there is an upcharge of 50% for each round of changes to affected layouts.

(BTW, If the job is confusing or complicated I may call for clarification. I may also send rough sketches in advance for you to look at. Please respond quickly to keep us on-schedule.)

Estimates, invoices, & payment

Estimates

Emailed or formal estimates. Whatever is easiest for you and/or your accounting dept.

Invoices and Payment

You'll receive an email payment request from your choice of online payment services: Paypal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, or Venmo account. And, I'll send a paid invoice if you need it.

Payments

New clients pay 50% upfront, with the balance on email delivery (see my guarantee below).