Creative Services Project Initiation

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Review this checklist on the steps which need to be completed before your project begins:

PROJECT INITIATION CHECKLIST

(must be completed before production begins)

Ok, I’ve completed the Checklist – how long will it take before my project will be completed?

Also know as “how much time to need to plan ahead to be sure Creative Services is able to complete the work I need?”

SAMPLE PROJECT TIMELINES

Email/Constant Contact:
3-4 weeks to completion after client completes project initiation

  1. Project initiation by client – see checklist above
  2. Text editing/photo selection – CS (5-10 business days)
    if CS is requested to create written content, add 5 business days
  3. Design – CS (5-10 business days)
  4. Distribution list obtained (to initiate, fill out Distribution List Request Form)
  5. Proof reviewed and approved by client (1-2 business days)
  6. As necessary: Proof edits, final review by client (2-3 business days)
  7. Email distributed

Small-Scale Printing Projects (e.g. postcards, flyers, etc.):
4-8 weeks to completion after client completes project initiation

  1. Project initiation by client – see checklist above
  2. Text editing/photo selection – CS (5-10 business days)
    if CS is requested to create written content, add 5 business days
  3. Design – CS (5-15 business days)
  4. Distribution list obtained if applicable (to initiate, fill out Distribution List Request Form)
  5. Proof reviewed and approved by client (1-2 business days)
  6. As necessary: Proof edits, final review by client (2-3 business days)
  7. Final budget estimate provided – CS (1-2 business days)
  8. Printing (10-15 business days)
  9. Shipping/distribution (1-3 business days)

Large-Scale Printing Projects (e.g. magazines, event programs, etc.):
6-10 weeks to completion after client completes project initiation

  1. Project initiation by client – see checklist above
  2. Text editing/photo selection – CS (10-15 business days)
    if CS is requested to create written content, add 5 business days
  3. Design – CS (10-20 business days)
  4. Distribution list obtained if applicable (to initiate, fill out Distribution List Request Form)
  5. Proof reviewed and approved by client (5-10 business days)
  6. As necessary: Proof edits, final review by client (10-15 business days)
  7. Final budget estimate provided – CS (1-2 business days)
  8. Printing (10-15 business days)
  9. Shipping/distribution (1-3 business days)

 

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