|How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
Depending of the time needed and the resounces i spent on making a project. The difficulty of the project also have a certain influence;
At the moment, it is dependable on the time, work, and available budget with each project. However, a single flat fee with an initial deposit is in consideration towards a defined structure. Makes it simpler for everyone really.
5 to 10 % from subtotal project
by hour or by project... it depends on deadlines, complexity, other factors.. it's individual in each case
After meeting with a client a getting a sense of the project(s) and the nature in which any client would work, I prepare estimates based on time and always allow a range of costs for the unknown.
I have used a variety of methods in the past, but now I just go straight to the point with my clients. How much money are you willing to spend for this project? I have set prices for my time and the time of my assistants. Therefore, the costs are largely dependent on the complexity of the design and the quality and amount of the fabrics and embellishment materials. This approach is better than wasting an hour going over a sketch only to find that the price that is not in her budget. It is much better be clear. I can design in a variety of price ranges.
I look at the cost of all materials, and the expected labor time for each garment. I also consider the length of time taken to draw or brainstorm the garment.
I calculate the categories. Materials, furniture, fabrics, accessories.
Time + materials + value to client + projected client issues(optional) = project fee
My budgets are calculated by my rate x the estimated amount of hours a project will take. I've completed enough projects to gage how much time others will take.
To calculate a budget for a project I multiply my hourly rate by the hours it will take me to complete the project and three rounds of corrections.
Materials cost + labor (hourly that includes all overhead) + profit
I learned my lesson - NO guesstimating. I use the designer resources like The Ethical Guide to Pricing and maintain consistent pricing across the board.
I have an hourly rate I base most jobs on but usually I price them according to each individual client. I know now roughly how long each job will take me and what pitfalls might occur on certain types of job or with certain types of client and allow time for these too.
It all depends on the client. I'm not going to take 30K for a project when my client is a young student... It all starts with a creative brief and from there, you estimate the amount of time it will take you and you come up with a quotation to the client.
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