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After about a decade of experience in marketing communications (copywriting and design), I’m launching a brochure writing and design service.
Before I pursue paying clients, I’d like to pad my samples portfolio and “work out the kinks” by providing free brochure design services to established nonprofits and needy start-ups — just five to start.
Here’s how it works:
I begin with a StockLayouts.com professional brochure template, and customize the design to your satisfaction. Every aspect of their templates can be customized, so we can really make the design your own.
Since I’m a member of the StockLayouts, I have access to all their templates — so neither the starting template nor my design services cost you a cent. Right now, I’m working exclusively to pad my portfolio and earn testimonials.
I populate the template with any sales message you write, replace images with any you provide, edit images as necessary, replace fonts (which don’t come with their templates), and make whatever other edits that make sense. When the layout is finalized, I provide you with a high-quality PDF file, ready for forwarding to your commercial printer.
If you’re happy with the work, you post a positive review at my Google+ site. I hope to earn a five-star rating. If you’re really happy with my work, I hope you’ll award me the print job. Rates start at just $50 for a trifold brochure, 100 copies on 100 pound stock with aqueous coating, full color, full bleed.
You don’t have to do either, however. I’m really working for the samples I’ll display on my website, as well as to get used to the work flow and working with strange clients.
Here’s some of my original work, designed from scratch for an old employer. I don’t offer these as examples of great design, but I think you’ll see that I have the “eye” and talent to edit the pro designs you’ll find at StockLayouts.com to your satisfaction.
I’m self-taught (my interest in design growing out of my work as a marketing communications writer), and I’m adept with Adobe InDesign software.
I’m aiming for this to be mutually beneficial for my fledgling business and for five start-ups or charities in need. Interested? Use the form below to tell me a bit about your operation. I’ll then be in touch by phone and we’ll work from there.