Freelance Mac Operator and Digitial Designer
Helen scott design

I design websites, logos, magazines, letterheads, business cards and more



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Services

Here at Helen Scott Design Studio, my job is to creatively design your business marketing/family event materials. I provide creative designs that are suited to your taste and industry. I work across the board in print and web, to bring you a one stop shop with all services at an affordable rate. No job too small. Below are a couple of areas I specialise in.
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logo design


Your logo identifies you by use of a mark or symbol and is probably the most important thing to you, your product or company other than your name! I design imaginative clear and distinctive logos (new or a refresh) at an affordable cost to help get you noticed.

graphic design


Eye-catching graphic design to give you a professional look across your brand. I can design everything from business cards, letterheads, brochures/flyers, event posters through to magazines, newsletters and more.

web design


I design professional websites that are creative, simple and clean to ensure that your website stands out. My specialty are one page websites that make a great showoff for you, your product or company.

Portfolio

Please find below a selection of my work I've done - everything from invitation design, logo design, magazine design, brochure design, poster design through to web design.

Web Design: Scott Wilkinson (www.scottwilkinson.co.nz)

Services: Web Design

Web Design: Undedo (www.undedo.design)

Services: Web Design

Client: Scott Wilkinson

Services: Logo and Business Card Design

Client: Katipo

Services: Logo and Business Card Design

Client: Destinations Magazine

Services: Magazine Design

Client: Rush Hour Magazine

Services: Magazine Design

Client: Cargo Magazine

Services: Magazine Design

Client: Exporter Magazine

Services: Magazine Design

Client: Dalewool Brass

Services: Poster Design

Client: You

Services: Graphic and/or Web Design

Client: Poppi Cafe

Services: Logo and Flyer Design

Client: Dalewool Brass

Services: Brochure Design

Client: Motomedia

Services: Stationery Design

Client: Katipo

Services: Postcard Design

Client: Blakey Scott

Services: Logo and Business Card Design

Client: McLaren Brown Media

Services: Map/Guide Design

Client: Invitation Studio

Services: Invitation Design

Client: People Media

Services: Travel brochures converted to app format via Adobe Digitial Publishing Suite.

Client: Fuzo Projects

Services: Logo Design

about me

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Working from my home studio allows me the opportunity to offer competitive rates lower than rates charged by large design studios.

I offer small businesses the advantage of not having to pay a monthly salary for an in-house designer, but just paying for work as and when needed. I am happy too work at your place or mine.

Magazine Design - 90%
Logo design - 80%
web design - 70%
Mac Os - 90%
Windows - 60%
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When I am not dreaming up ideas for a logo design, doodling on paper napkins, or working on my latest web project you will find me outdoors on the back of a cruiser motorcycle, mountain biking, in a movie theatre or enjoying a good laugh at a live comedy event or indoors binge watching the latest foreign crime drama and hanging out with my two four legged feline friends Mowgli and Oskar and feeding my chocolate and caffeine addictions.

work experience

FREELANCE MAC OPERATOR

Jan 2008 Present

Helen Scott Design

Contract magazine design, logo creation, corporate identity packages, self promotional items, poster design, wedding invitation design, advertisement design ...

magazine designer

Jan 2007 Dec 2007

Motomedia Ltd - Nz Cargo & NZ Rush Hour Magazines

Launched and designed 2 start-up magazines from concept to completion, including all cover design, page-layouts and advertisements (working with Advertising Sales Representative to assure client satisfaction), in house marketing and promotional pieces, media kits, and various other special projects.

MAGAZINE DESIGNER

May 2013 Jun 2014

Adrenalin Publishing - 4x4WD, Company Vehicle and Motor Equipment News Magazines

Design and layout magazines from flat plan to final art ready to despatch to printers and produce marketing material and promotional material

Education

Diploma of multi media

2002

National College of Design and Technology

Certificate in Computer Graphic Design

Jan 2007 1988

Auckland Technical Institute

Below are a few testimonials from client's who were kind enough to comment on their experience working with me. Just click on a name to see what they have said.

Caroline Karton, Body Target Caroline Karton, Body Target

We choose Helen Scott Design to design our revamped logo as we received prompt and ease of communication from Helen. Also the fact that she was interested in assisting small business.

The logo design Helen developed for us was amazing. She listened to what we were looking for and came up with some great concepts. She is very easy to deal with and would definitely recommend.

Sharon Haswell, Baby Forelle Sharon Haswell, Baby Forelle

Pleasure doing business with you and thanks so much for doing this promptly, I really appreciate it because I was pushed for time.

I was surprised how much I liked the logo I chose because I didn't have that look in my mind but it's what I wanted. I feel it's fresh and contemporary and getting away from that cutsie baby look which I find so boring and done to death. So I'm delighted with what you did, I have steadily grown to love it more and more each day.

Richard Blakey, Blakey Scott Planning Richard Blakey, Blakey Scott Planning

We have worked with Helen on a number of projects over the last few years, and have been delighted with both the work ethic and the finished results.

The logo, corporate branding, and stationery Helen designed for us suited our needs perfectly and articulated the concept behind our company. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Helen to others, in fact we already have.

Daniel Wilson, Dalewool Auckland Brass Daniel Wilson, Dalewool Auckland Brass

We have worked with Helen on all our promotional materials for our current subscription series concerts including a brochure, posters and newspaper advertising. We were delighted with the results.

The designs were very professional, sharp, and clean. Exactly what we were looking for.

Lucy Richmond, Weekend Gardener Magazine Lucy Richmond, Weekend Gardener Magazine

We have worked with Helen on all our Helen was quick to put her stamp on the publication and played a major part in the redesign .... a dedicated, hard working and creative member of staff with a good sense of humour.

Keith Falconer, Trader International Keith Falconer, Trader International

Helen was charged with the redesign of the magazine .... the strong circulation growth was a testament to Helen's design skills.

David Kilburn, NZ4WD magazine David Kilburn, NZ4WD magazine

I worked with Helen at Adrenalin Publishing for the greater part of 2006, where she was the senior designer and I was editor of New Zealand Four Wheel Drive and Sport Vehicles (NZ4WD) and Diesel Industry News (DIN) magazines.

I worked very closely with Helen, who was not only skilled and talented but also tolerant and able to absorb the huge stresses placed upon her. Her creative skills saw her redesign NZ 4WD and create DIN from scratch. During the period immediately following her re-design of NZ4WD, news-stand sales increased and I received many favourable letters from readers.

I was always pleased with her creative input and particularly her efforts to provide creative alternatives for a particular story or feature. It is her even temperament and willingness to go the extra mile when under extreme deadline pressure when we were working long hours (usually my fault) that particularly made this stressful time more bearable. For that I am particularly grateful. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen to any prospective employer or client and I am pleased to act as a referee.

download my resume on PDF format here.

Prices

Number one question to any freelance designer: What is your flat rate for this project? The answer: it depends.

I have set out below how much I charge for certain services. These are an example only to give you an idea of the range pricing, and are no guarantee of an actual cost. Actual costs depend on every design requirements. If you have a project that is not shown below, get in touch and I'll do my best to give you a quote.


$300

If you're on a tight budget or already have a logo design concept in mind.

  • 1 initial concept on a 7 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes to chosen concept*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, . jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$750

If you looking for a top-quality professional logo (with a couple pf concepts to choose from) at an affordable cost; or if you have some ideas but need help to bring them to life.

  • 3 initial concepts on a 10 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes to chosen concept*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$1200

This package is ideal for a new or revamped business; or anyone wanting to get a creative logo, business card and letterhead design to choose from.

  • logo design: 3 initial concepts*
  • letterhead and business card design: 2 initial concepts*
  • Includes 2 of hours changes to each chosen concept*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$250

Need a new business card designed (does not include logo design)

  • 2 initial concepts on a 5 day turnaround*
  • (extra names add $50.00)
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes to chosen concept*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$250

Need a new letterhead designed?

  • This option does not include logo design
  • 2 initial concepts on a 5 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes to chosen concept*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$450

This package is the combination of the Business Card and Letterhead package, and gives you a discount on their combined price.

  • This option does not include logo design
  • 2 initial concepts of business card (extra names add $50.00) and letterhead on a 5 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes to chosen concept*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$300

Do you need to showcase your services and get your message to your target audience through design.

  • 1 initial concept of business card (extra names add $50.00) and letterhead on a 5 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes to chosen concept*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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hourly rate
$30

Do you have a magazine to be designed. I offer a 'pay-as-you-go' fixed price-per-page magazine design or a cost effective hourly rate ($30 per hour ono) if I work at your place.

  • Includes an initial design, artwork production, photo retouching, layout and prepress up to print ready pdf
  • Once final payment has been made a press ready pdf will be supplied via Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$100

Do you require a print ad designed for a magazine or newspaper?

  • 1 initial concept of on a 5 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$300

Do you need an eye catching invitation or announcement to draw people to your event? Weddings, birthday parties (adults and children) and more. Fore more information please visit invitationstudio.co.nz

  • 1 initial concept of invitation on a 5 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes*
  • Available in DLE, Folded DLE or square. Any number of options are available to you.
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I compile all design files (eg. .eps, .png, jpg, and .pdf) and send via email or Dropbox.
  • Assistance with printing can be arranged at a cost.

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$400

A single page responsive website designed and built. No need to click through a bunch of pages to try to find what you are looking for, making it easier to get around on a smartphone - all you have to do is scroll! PERFECT FOR ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PHOTOGRAPHERS OR ANY SMALL BUSINESS WITH A LOW BUDGET WHO WANT A BASIC WEB PRESENCE.

  • Just email me your pictures, logo and text including contact details etc. you would like on the page.
  • 1 initial concept of website, on a test site, on a 12 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I will upload to your web address.
  • Assistance with web hosting can be arranged at a cost.

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$600

A 2 to 6 page website designed and built.

  • Just email me your pictures, logo and text including contact details etc. you would like on the page.
  • 2 initial visuals of website, on a 12 day turnaround*
  • Includes 2 rounds of changes* to site uploaded to a test site
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $50
  • Once final payment has been made, I will upload to your web address.
  • Assistance with web hosting can be arranged at a cost.

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$30

Keeping the content fresh and up to date keeps visitors coming back and the search engines give you a better ranking. Updates include text, photos, employee changes, etc... Just email me your pictures, and text.

  • Minimum charge is 1 hour then chargeable in 30 minute increments. Only in rare occasions will you need more than an hours worth of maintenance.
  • Includes 1 round of changes*
  • Further changes at hourly rate of $30

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$650
  • 2 hours per month of text changes (10% discount).

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$50

If you would rather pay a hourly rate, most of my services run at $50 per hour. If you would like me to work in-house at your place, I offer a discounted rate of $30 per hour, although this is negotiable depending on the design requirements.

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  • I will get you to fill out a design project brief. I'll take a look and get in touch within 48 (business) hours. Following the questionnaire and before I start any design work, I’ll get your approval on the project and its cost via a simple design agreement and 50% deposit. (If the client is overseas I will send them a polite email gently reminding them that in their case I will require payment up front.) Presently, I keep this simple. Paypal or direct bank transfer.

  • After your 50% deposit is paid, I will review the brief and background material to ensure understanding of the project and your requirements. I will start brainstorming some concepts (This may take up to (2 weeks) which I will then send to you via email in PDF format.

  • Go through a process of revisions. On the first proof you can make any design changes (includes layout, colour and fonts) to the layout that you require. The second proof is for further minor changes, mostly spelling and grammatical errors. Any further changes will incur additional costs, payable on completion of the job.

  • Once the final design has been approved and your final payment has been received. I will deliver finished goods to you either via email or dropbox, (or alternatively delivered to a printer of your choice)

Contact

Interested in working together? Contacting me is easy, simply fill out the form and I will be in touch within 2 business days.