How Long Will It Take?

The process of your project is as equally important as the end result.

Every project, whether print, web, multimedia, or business development, is considered individually and only the very best of services are considered by Zee Designs. That said, below are some examples of common project timelines for print and website projects.

PRINT PROJECTS

How long individual pieces of a larger project takes is all relative to the normal timing of each project individually. Let’s use a couple of typical projects we’ve done many times as an example.

  1. Logo & Business Card – 20 business days
    • Development Consulting: up to 5 business days
      • client consultation
      • create project outline
      • review with client and make adjustments to outline as needed
      • create work order(s) & bid(s)
      • review with client
      • schedule for design
    • Design & Development: up to 5 business days
      • Create logo (sometimes with options)
      • Client consultation & review
      • Make print and web ready
    • Design, Development & Production: up to 5 business days
      • Create business card(s) front & back
      • Client consultation & review
      • Make print ready
      • Place order with printer
    • Printing: up to 5 business days*
      • Pickup & Deliveries
         
  2. Brochure – 30 business days
    • Discovery: up to 5 business days
      • client consultation
      • create project outline
      • review with client and make adjustments to outline as needed
      • create work order(s) & bid(s)
      • review with client
      • schedule for design
    • Writing: up to 10 business days
      • interview(s) client or receive draft from client
      • creative writing and/or editing (different levels of)
      • review with client and adjust as requested (often several times)
    • Design & Development: up to 5 business days
      • create brochure – catalog format (8.5x11 trim size, 8-12 pages)
      • review with writing team
      • consult & review with client and adjust as requested (often several times)
    • Production: up to 5 business days
      • Make print ready
      • Place order with printer
    • Printing: up to 5-7 business days*
    • Pickup & Deliveries

* Time for printing depends on what is being printed and which vendor is needed for the printing process.

  • Super quick, copy-type, decent quality of full-color printing services is some times available within 8 hours of delivery of project files to the printer.
     
  • Quick, full-color, quality printing services are now available within 1-7 business days and cost varies according to delivery date requested.
     
  • Traditional full-color printing services take 5-10 business days. Jobs requiring specialties such as custom size, foil, die cut, emboss, etc. will increase this time as much as up to 30 days.
     
  • Specialty printing for items such as product packaging, books, signage, etc. will typically take 10-15 business days or more depending on size and quantity

WEBSITE PROJECTS

There is a wide range of complexity in websites, from very simple sites that are quick to go up to sites with hundreds of pages, special features, and custom modules or software applications. When the site is estimated, a clear estimate of the timing will be provided. Your cooperation in providing requested materials, will help make the production time less.

The following is presented with the understanding that this is the minimum amount of time a small "no-frills" custom website project takes to develop:

  • Client Discovery - 2 hours
  • Receive, manage and reveiw existing content - 2 hours
  • Research other sites similar to clients - 1 hour
  • Create website architechture: site map - 1 hour
  • Text input and manipulation - 1 hour
  • Design site style for home and detail pages - 10 hours
  • Create order for html/css programming - 2 hours
  • HTML/CSS programming - 12 hours
  • Integrate site style in ZD-CSM™ - 2 hours
  • Create site details such as Page Titles, Meta Data, Copyright - 1 hour
  • Review and test entire site, make updates as needed - 4 hours
  • Launch