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Our Work Process

While every project is unique, below is a step-by-step guide for how the marketing team works with you, our clients.

These timelines are an estimate, and smaller projects may take less time. Generally, our team needs at least one month to complete most projects, but please reach out no matter your deadline. We will discuss your needs in our project review and do our best to work within a time frame that accommodates both teams.

We look forward to collaborating with you on your next marketing project.

If you have questions regarding timelines, please reach out to Emily Smudde, Marketing Coordinator.

Project Intake Phase

Step Notes How long will it take?
Step 1: Project received. 3 days
Step 2: Assess your project needs and figure out our next steps. If your project is considered a larger project, like a campaign, annual report, or an event, the timeline will be 7-10 days. 5-7 days

Content Collection Phase

Step Notes How long will it take?
Step 3: Finish collecting content. If you need help writing content or need photography, this will extend the project timeline. 10-15 days
Step 4: Collect print and mailing bids, if needed. Time may vary

Design and Revision Phase

Step Notes How long will it take?
Step 5: Begin design. 14 days
Step 6: Design review phase. If your project is smaller (flyers, posters, small brochures, swag), we can return edits in 3-5 days. If your project is larger (booklets, campaigns, etc.), we can return edits in 5-10 business days. Time may vary
Step 7: Final design review. 3-10 days

Project Wrap-Up Phase

Step Notes How long will it take?
Step 8: Finalize design and submit for production. 3-5 days
Step 9: Final product delivered. Smaller projects (flyers, posters, or small brochures) usually arrive 2-5 days after submission. Larger projects (booklets, specialty brochures, or invites) can take 2-3 weeks. Times may vary
Step 10: Project wrap-up. 3-5 days

Have a project in mind?

Ready to get started on your project? Visit our Get Started page for more info.