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    I'm a new designer and I have the opportunity to design and layout a product catalog...problem is I'm not sure houw to quote this project. There is roughly 102 pages, full colour, artwork required, import of copy and digial images and reshoot of products. There is well over 200 hrs of work. What is the average time this project should take? Please help your assistance is greatly appreciated. Beside this could work to your benefit. If you have technical Mac issues let me know and I might be able to help you. Thanks.

    Jen Fraser
    grlgrafx@rogers.com

  • #2
    If you need help with the work I can help. Technically 200 hours of work would set them back $15,000.

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    • #3
      if you have an hourly rate, this is a good place to use it. figure out how much time it will take per page and multiply it by your rate. it might seem high, but you are spending a lot of time on this and should be compensated accordingly.
      Short Attention Gamer | UFClounge

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      • #4
        I agree it is a good place to use your hourly, but often clients will want to set up a set fee rather than running it on the clock. The reason for this is becuase as you are getting so much business it helps them if you shave a bit off the top to allow for the large ammount of work. Keeps the insentives for repeat business, etc.
        I would say the project is easily 200 hours, if you are going to oversee all press and production. I just finished a 32 page catalog with product shots, layout etc, and this was at least a 65 hour project.
        Also, be careful to allow enough time for copy as this is often where a lot of time gets spent. If you need any more help with this email me at 3rdspace@insightbb.com

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        • #5
          Just want you all to know that all your input is great. I submitted a quote and the project is mine. So know that that problem was solved anyone know a Toronto based photographer with reasonable rates?

          This is a great input for anyone new!

          Thanks,

          grlgrafx@rogers.com

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          • #6
            How much did you bid on the job?

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            • #7
              I bid between $2500 and $3000, but noted on the quote that the estimates totals could be subject to change. I actually had a hand from my teacher regarding setting up the quote for this project.

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              • #8
                How many hours did you end up billing?

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                • #9
                  This is an 11 year old thread.
                  Doubtful you will get an answer.
                  At this point it really doesn't matter what the person billed.
                  It would be more interesting to find out if they are still in business.
                  Let's just say the hand the teacher gave the OP was not helpful. Benjo's post is more in keeping with rates in 2004 (Benjo aka Guest. Poor guy kept getting his account messed up.)

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