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Home 
Letter 
How to charge 
Design fees 
Ajay 
Vaibhav 
Fees 
Writing Letters 
Estimating Fee 
Invoicing
Home 
Letter 
What is Fees 
• Selling your 
– Talents 
– Training 
– Experience 
• In the form of time in 
– Thinking 
– M...
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Letter 
Design Fees 
• No design fees ever be quoted until after briefing meeting and then 
always in writing. 
Gold...
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Letter 
Writing Letters about 
Fees 
• Side of contract 
• Imp. If work is abandoned before it finishes 
• Virtually...
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Writing Letters about 
Fees 
• Introduction 
• Summary of the brief 
• Services provided 
• Fees 
• Special ...
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Letter 
Services provided 
• Stage One 
» Discussion with Specialists 
» Agreed number of visits 
» Primary design p...
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Letter 
Fees 
• Stage One Rs. 
• Stage four Rs. 
• Stage three Rs. 
• … 
• Fee installment 
• Expenses chargeable 
•...
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Special Clauses 
• Ownership and conveyance of copyright 
• Breaking clauses and fee payable for abandoned w...
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Additional fees 
• For extra visits 
• For changes to brief 
• For Traveling time 
• …
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Letter 
Estimating Fee 
• The Secret of all successful estimation is to know the selling cost of 
an hour of your ow...
Home 
Letter 
Estimating Fee 
– (e.g.Typography assignment) 
• E.g. Your rate is rs.100 per hour 
• Drawing board : 4 hrs....
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Charging fees 
• Lump sum or fixed 
• Hourly- rate 
• Percentage 
• Royalties 
• Consulting and retaining fe...
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Lump sum or fixed 
• Clear brief 
• Preparing and submitting preliminary Design Proposals 
» Product 
» Grap...
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Hourly- rate 
• Design is a completely unknown quantity 
• After First stage 
• Easily Can be called a halt ...
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Percentage 
• Are usually on a sliding scale 
- as production costs increase, the percentage fees 
come down...
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Royalties 
• Things to be sold to general public 
• Large quantities 
» Furniture 
» Fashion 
» Textile 
» D...
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Consulting and 
retaining fees 
• Fairly well – established designer 
• Growing reputation 
» Consultancy se...
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Invoicing 
• Professional people always “render” their invoice…….. 
• When to invoice 
– Is your design appr...
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Invoicing 
•Work cost is 1,00,000 
•Total Fees@15% 15000 
• For stage one 1/5 of the fees Rs.3000 
• For sta...
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  1. 1. Home Letter How to charge Design fees Ajay Vaibhav Fees Writing Letters Estimating Fee Invoicing
  2. 2. Home Letter What is Fees • Selling your – Talents – Training – Experience • In the form of time in – Thinking – Meeting – Drawing – Traveling – Research
  3. 3. Home Letter Design Fees • No design fees ever be quoted until after briefing meeting and then always in writing. Golden rule • Never quote fees off the cuff however hard you may be pressed to do so.
  4. 4. Home Letter Writing Letters about Fees • Side of contract • Imp. If work is abandoned before it finishes • Virtually a Legal document •Well constructed, Impressive to demonstrate •Clear •Logical •Problem understanding
  5. 5. Home Letter Writing Letters about Fees • Introduction • Summary of the brief • Services provided • Fees • Special Clauses • Additional fees
  6. 6. Home Letter Services provided • Stage One » Discussion with Specialists » Agreed number of visits » Primary design proposals • Stage two » Developments work; checking prototypes and samples • Stage three » Finished working drawing » Adaptation for size and range » Advising during production & first batch
  7. 7. Home Letter Fees • Stage One Rs. • Stage four Rs. • Stage three Rs. • … • Fee installment • Expenses chargeable • …
  8. 8. Home Letter Special Clauses • Ownership and conveyance of copyright • Breaking clauses and fee payable for abandoned work • Permitted modifications • Free specimen and design credits • …
  9. 9. Home Letter Additional fees • For extra visits • For changes to brief • For Traveling time • …
  10. 10. Home Letter Estimating Fee • The Secret of all successful estimation is to know the selling cost of an hour of your own time. • Chances of greatly underestimating your work on a job • Try to counteract right from start by adding 25%, 50%, 75% or even 100% in job hours
  11. 11. Home Letter Estimating Fee – (e.g.Typography assignment) • E.g. Your rate is rs.100 per hour • Drawing board : 4 hrs. • Add Half of it: 4+2= 6 • Wrapping and mounting +0.5: 6.05 • Telephoning, letter writing (taking appointments) +0.75: 6.8 • Get to your client’s office +0.25: 7.05 • Meeting with client +0.5: 7.55 • Back + 0.25: 7.8 • .. • .. • Say 8.0 • 8 * 100 = 800 is the fee to be charged.
  12. 12. Home Letter Charging fees • Lump sum or fixed • Hourly- rate • Percentage • Royalties • Consulting and retaining fees
  13. 13. Home Letter Lump sum or fixed • Clear brief • Preparing and submitting preliminary Design Proposals » Product » Graphic » Engineering » Furniture » Textile » Fashion
  14. 14. Home Letter Hourly- rate • Design is a completely unknown quantity • After First stage • Easily Can be called a halt » Checking prototypes » House style or corporate identity program » Range and color » Supervising production » …
  15. 15. Home Letter Percentage • Are usually on a sliding scale - as production costs increase, the percentage fees come down » Interior design » Exhibitions » Shops » Shop fittings
  16. 16. Home Letter Royalties • Things to be sold to general public • Large quantities » Furniture » Fashion » Textile » Domestic equipments.
  17. 17. Home Letter Consulting and retaining fees • Fairly well – established designer • Growing reputation » Consultancy services only » Separate fee for Design, Drawing board work … • Mutual agreement for one or more years • Retain exclusive service for particular design • Not to work for any other client, until termination
  18. 18. Home Letter Invoicing • Professional people always “render” their invoice…….. • When to invoice – Is your design approved and had final clearance at the stage » Every month, when? » Can you afford to wait ?
  19. 19. Home Letter Invoicing •Work cost is 1,00,000 •Total Fees@15% 15000 • For stage one 1/5 of the fees Rs.3000 • For stage Two 1/3 of the fees Rs.5000 Total 8000 • For stage three 1/3 of the fees Rs.5000 Total 13,000 • For stage Four Balance Rs.2000 (final balance)
  20. 20. Home Letter Thank you

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