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 Frequently Asked Questions

Will you design my company logo?
Can you redesign my existing logo?
Can you create a cartoon illustration for me?
Do you require a deposit to start a project?
Do you know how to draw?
Do you ever laugh when you create cartoons?
How do I know if you are the right artist for my project?
Who owns the artwork that you create for clients?
Who owns the rejected sketches that you created for my logo?
If I put my project on hold, do I still have to pay you?
Do you create cheap logos?
Why should I hire you?
We are a Non-profit organization, can you donate your services?
Are you looking to hire a graphic designer in your studio?
Are you Kirk James the Blues musician?
Why do you play music AND create graphics?
Do you also pinstripe motorcycles and hot rods?

Will you design my company logo?
Yes. Contact me with as much information about your needs of this logo. Then I'll ask you some questions about the logo before I give you an estimate.

Can you redesign my existing logo?
Yes. Send a copy of your logo and let's discuss the changes.

Can you create a cartoon illustration for me?
Yes. Contact me and we can discuss the details.

Do you require a deposit to start a design or an illustration project?
Yes. Upon discussing your project I can give an estimate.

Do you know how to draw?
Yes. Even though you don't have to draw to create graphics on the computer, it does make me more of a capable artist by illustrating at my drafting table. Ultimately the work that I do is a combination of my hand drawn artwork imported to the computer. The computer is a wonderful tool that I use to help produce artwork for my clients.

Do you ever laugh when you create cartoons?
No. It makes it hard to draw.

How do I know if you are the right artist for my project?
Once I have a chance to hear your project requirements, then I can tell you if the project is one that we should work on together.

Who owns the artwork that you create for clients?
I do. I follow the standard copyright terms of professional illustrators in relation to artwork that I create. Except for logos, the copyright of the art, and the original artwork, remains with the artist. Specific reproduction rights are sold to the client, which vary with each client and their needs and the intended usage of the artwork. To keep my rates reasonable, I generally retain the copyright on the art. For an extra fee, I will sell a full copyright.

Who owns the rejected sketches that you created for my logo?
I own all of the preliminary sketches generated when developing a logo design. On occasion, a client will request to use one of the rejected versions of a logo -- which is an additional charge for additional art.

If I put my project on hold, do I still have to pay you?
Absolutely. I'll charge you for the work done before it was put on hold. If you hire a contractor to build a new room onto your house and you decide not to move in to it, you still have to pay the contractor.

I can get a logo done for $49 on other internet sites. Do you create cheap logos?
No. I don't use templates or clip-art for the work I design. Everything I design or illustrate is original artwork. It would be a shame to see your competitor with a similar logo as yours. Contact me to see how we can work together.

I can get design services done cheaper with my friend's sister's boyfriend's nephew. Why should I hire you?
I've been working as a designer/illustrator since 1981. And I will still be in business when your friend's sister's boyfriend's nephew decides that he doesn't like doing it anymore and takes your artwork with him.

We are a Non-profit organization, can you donate your services?
I am trying NOT to become a Non-profit business. I design and illustrate for a living. Let's discuss your project and decide what arrangement would be best.

Are you looking to hire a graphic designer in your studio?
No.

Are you Kirk James the Blues musician?
Yes.

Why do you play music AND create graphics?
These are two things I really enjoy doing. And I couldn't pick just one, so I'm doing both. And yes, it takes up almost all of my time.

Do you also pinstripe motorcycles and hot rods?
Yes. By hand with a Mack brush and 1-Shot paint, I pinstripe Motorcycle Helmets, Welding Helmets, Hot Rods, Bar Stools, Chairs, Guitars, Glass Vases, Tiles, Lamps, Bottles, Martini Shakers, Ladys Shoes and Tool Boxes. Or anything else that stays still long enough.

Don't you already have enough to do?
Yep.

Did you know that if you switched your first and last names it'd be similar to the captain of the Star Trek Enterprise?
Wow... never heard that one before.

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