Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
I create custom designs & signs for events, business, and the home. This includes one of a kind designs for monograms, crests and emblems, and logos.
Services I provide include:
- Free consultation to discuss your needs & ideas.
- Unique designs for the messages & information you want to share with friends, guests, or customers.
- Hand-drawn, hand-lettered, & hand-painted signs
WHAT SURFACES DO YOU WORK ON?
Just about anything! Chalkboards, wood, glass, mirrors, paper, tools...If you have something in mind, just ask - I love trying new things!
WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIME?
Turn around time does depend on the complexity and size of each specific project but I prioritize your needs and work with you to determine when signs need to be completed.
DO YOU WORK ON SITE?
Yes! Just contact me to discuss the details of your project needs and location! Please Pricing & Payment Details section for more information about pricing and fees.
Will you me make a sign if I tell you what I want on it?
Yes, this is a lot of what I do! Whether you have a clear vision for a sign or just want a sign made for some reason and need help figuring out the details. Contact me - conversations are free!
NOTE* I do not, however reproduce or copy the work of other artists.
PRICING & PAYMENT INFO
HOW DO YOU PRICE YOUR WORK?
CONSULTATION (via phone, email, and face-to-face meeting) is a complimentary service.
Once we've discussed the specifics of your project, I will provide you proposal including a description of work to be completed and a cost breakdown.
My time is estimated at:
CHALK ART & HANDLETTERING $39.00/hr.
HANDPAINTING (using enamel, acrylic, watercolor) $46.50/hr.
Time involved with each piece is based on a combination of factors:
Size of the sign board
Amount of text content & graphic details
REPAIR is a service distinction to meet WA small business tax requirements and includes cleaning, surface repainting, seasoning of sign board surfaces. Price is $20.00/hr + 8.5% retail tax.
CONSTRUCTION of custom sign boards $25.00/hr + 8.5% retail tax.
Material costs are charged in addition.
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?
For event signs and home decor, payment is due in full upon agreement of project terms. For commercial projects, a 50% deposit is required prior to the start of work, the remaining balance is due upon project completion. Changes to the agreed project terms prior to the completion of the project may incur an additional charge
ON SITE FEE
This fee is charged for work completed on site. Charged at $10.00/hr on site.
Rush fees vary depending upon the urgency of your project:
14 days or less = $75
7 days or less = $150
WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I use electronic billing so invoices will be sent via email and can be paid by debit and credit card. I also accept payment in the form of cash or check.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
Home base for me is in Wenatchee, Washington. It’s a beautiful place...if you've never been then I would definitely recommend it.
DO YOU DELIVER?
I offer pick up & delivery of sign boards within an hour (approximately 60 miles) of Wenatchee for a delivery charge of $.57.5 per mile round trip. Pickup & delivery in Wenatchee & East Wenatchee is free.
DO YOU OFFER SHIPPING?
Yes, please contact me to discuss your needs.
ARE YOU OPEN TO COLLABORATIONS?
DO YOU PROVIDE THE SIGN BOARDS?
I construct wood signs, framed chalk & white boards, A-boards, and repurpose windows, doors & other novelties by request. Prices vary.
Perhaps you are planning for an event and just need boards for the day. There are a number of reputable local vendors that I have worked with over the years and they carry an assortment of chalkboards, white boards, windows & mirros for rent.