ABOUT + contact

My design journey has pretty a distinct ‘then’ and ‘now’.

I was able to build my profile and a solid skill set through my background in magazine publishing where I found myself in the role of Senior Designer at Who Weekly and Home Beautiful as well as Art Director of Disney Girl and Jamie Durie’s Outdoor Room. It was an unforgettable, fast paced and very fun season that lasted almost twelve years. Editorials, covers, marketing and photo shoots were my everyday, all performed within tight print deadlines.

Having said goodbye to city traffic and skyscrapers, I now head each day into my local, beachside studio space | Cove Creatives | founded with five other creatives all doing out own thing. Here I get to create inspired branding, websites, print and digital publications for my clientele. Those burgeoning years in my career equipped me to transition to freelance life with the confidence to take any design project from start to finish confidently.

Seeing the end product is my motivation. Each new client is a chance to try that new font, or special printing treatment. I love brands, and I love people, so let’s work together to create something amazing, soon!

Tara


drop me a line

E. studio@taradavy.com DM. @tara_davy

Cove Creatives Studio covecreatives.com.au | @cove_creatives

Qualifications | B.Des UNSW
Employment | Time Inc. / Pacific Magazines /
Australian Consolidated Press
Freelance since 2014

 

Client Questionnaire

Thinking of working together?

Please complete the form below

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Have you checked out my services page and got an idea of a package or service you are interested in?
What aesthetic are you looking for?
What exactly do you want to achieve at the end of the project?
 
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Design Process

For Packages

 
 
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01 consult

• Client Questionnaire
• Free phone consult up to 30 mins.

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02 acceptance of quote

• Receive Access to the Client Area.
• Sign off Quote & Contract.
• Pay 30% Deposit.
• Join the Project Workflow I have created for you.

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03 design by immersion

• For Branding Packages and Websites, I work by immersing myself exclusively in your brand in uninterrupted blocks. This is why bookings are essential.
• You will see the exact process in your workflow. All packages have 2 revision rounds, you can add more at an hourly rate.
• When both parties are thrilled, I begin to prepare files for your final approval.

Where do you plan to see your brand?

03 DELIVERY AND POST DESIGN

•Remaining payment is due within 7 days.
•Final files are delivered via WeTransfer.

After this, it doesn’t have to be goodbye.
During their first project, most clients get vision for what’s next and discover further needs. I am here to help with any design collateral. If you’re in an out, that’s fine too!

Details on Printing & Signage costs are available in the client area.

All the fine print

PRICING

Hourly rate $110
Please contact me through my client form for Package pricing for Branding, Web & Social.

Smaller jobs (3-4 hrs) require upfront payment in full.

How do designers calculate  their rates? Quite similarly to trades.
Years of experience - 15 years.
Qualifications - University Bachelor Degree, 4 years.
Resume -With previous employment in Senior Roles at Time Inc, Pacific Magazines, ACP.
Who Weekly- Senior Designer. Home Beautiful- Senior Designer. Disney Girl -Art Director. Jamie Durie - Art Director.
Sole Trader Operation and Overheads (and most importantly, purchases of copious amount of coffee0.

Every job requires a bespoke quotation. Please fill our the Client Questionnaire or email me directly for package prices.
Flat rate pricing available for: Landing page • Essential Sites • Functional Sites • Lite Bespoke Branding • Custom Brand Suite • Email Campaigns from • 24 Square IG Starter Pack with Story Covers • Custom quotes for online stores, theme updates, moving your site from Wordpress or Magento to Squarespace or Shopify.


PAYMENT & BILLING

You’ll receive an Acceptance of Quote with a detailed scope of works to sign off on.
This includes an invoice to pay 30% before commencement of work.
Some of my special offers require full payment upfront.
If contracting by time sheet, I use the MyHours App to track and invoice.
Initial minimum booking of 3 hours. Retainerships available for ongoing website work.
Purchase 10 hours of design time for a 10% discount. (Tracked using My Hours App).

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