I've been a professional designer since 2006 and have experience in all types of graphic design and the arts. I carry over 7 years of school under my belt and hold a BFA in Graphic Design. My clients include DaVinci Roofscapes, Kayu, Terri Cole, Sheherezade, Kate Smith, Patti Green, Christine Gutierrez, and many more. I like to work with people from various fields which has given me a wide range of projects to apply my aesthetic. I have also written for Patch.com, as well as edited texts and books, so if you need writing services I can help you with that too! Take a look at what I offer below and make a payment to get started or contact me today to discuss details via email. I look forward to working with you!
Payment is to be made either in full upfront or a deposit of half. I use Paypal for all invoices. All final files will be sent when project is all paid. A 10% increase will be added to fee starting 3 days after unpaid invoice.
Hourly design rate $75 / Hourly web rate $100 / Website updates + maintenance, revisions to prior projects = $25 flat fee +
logo design / $350
Project includes one logo design, up to 3 concepts, and 3 revisions. Final files are PSD/AI, PDF, JPG and PNG format. Turnaround time is 2 weeks. Further revisions are additional fees.
flyer design + one pager / $150
Project includes 1 concept and 3 revisions. Final file is JPG and PDF formats, PSD/AI if needed. Turnaround time is 1 week. Further revisions are additional fees. (printing fee not included)
business card design / $75
Project includes 1 concept and 3 revisions. Final files are JPG and PDF formats, PSD/AI if needed. Turnaround time is 1 week. Further revisions are additional fees. (printing fee not included)
branding style sheet / $100
Project includes color palette and font choices with up to 3 revisions. Final file in PDF format. Turnaround time is 3 business days.
media kit PDF / $300
Project includes one concept, 3 revisions, and 4 pages. Final file in PDF format. Turnaround time is 1 week. Images supplied by client. (add. pages are $25 each)
sales opt in or event web page / $150+
Project includes 1 page added to your website or other platform and 3 revisions. Images supplied by client or I can include some from my collection. Turnaround time is 1 week and additional fees apply depending on completion time of project.
brochure DESIGN / $250+
Project includes one concept and 3 revisions. Bi-fold or tri-fold brochure. Final files are JPG/PDF format. Turnaround time is 2 weeks. Images supplied by client. (printing fee not included)
BOOKLET/CATALOG DESIGN / $600+
Project includes 8 pages and 3 revisions. Final files are JPG/PDF format. Turnaround time is 3 weeks. Images supplied by client. Additional pages are $75 each. (printing fee not included)
LOOK BOOK / $500
Project includes 12 pages/6 spreads with 3 revisions. Final file in PDF format. Turnaround time is 2 weeks. Additional pages are $30 / spreads $50.
website design / $500
Project includes up to 5 pages and 3 revisions. Online platforms only (Wordpress, Squarespace, etc..) Images supplied by client or I can include some from my collection. Turnaround time is 3 weeks. Additional fees may apply.
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Project includes Facebook cover image, Twitter Banner, and Etsy shop or Blog banner. Final files are JPG format. Turnaround time is 3 business days.
event promo package
-- $30 --
Project includes 2 promos and Facebook cover with 1 concept and revision. Final files are JPG format. Turnaround time is 3 business days.
newsletter set up
-- $75 --
Project includes Mailchimp newsletter template and sign up form/page. Turnaround time is 5 business days. Newsletters are $25 each.
Melissa (Gray Star Design) is awesome!! She has been easy to work with, professional and really efficient and creative in taking my ideas and putting them into marketing materials that are classic and appealing. Her response time is a relief, the prices are fair and her sense of humor and down to earth collaboration is a God-send. I look forward to continuing to work with her and would recommend her to anyone! ~ Kerry Shay, MA LPC
Hands DOWN, Gray Star Design provides experienced design services for a variety of projects. You will immediately find a wealth of creative energy when you interact with Melissa. Melissa's work is original but client driven. I've always been able to collaborate and talk thru my design ideas with her for my brand. Gray Star's deliverables have grown my brand immensely, and I've always felt that they have my brands best interest in mind every time we work on a project. I've run into a lot of design houses lately that re-spin logo templates for their clients and call it a day. That is NOT what you will find here. I highly and strongly recommend Gray Star for your next project.
~ Rachel Steele, Dottie M. Designs
I love working with Melissa for all of my graphic needs. She is a total pro! Always a fast turn around time, always keeps her word and is full of great ideas that most of the time I never would of thought on my own. I really feel like the kind of care and skill that Melissa puts into every project is rare. I am so grateful I found her!
~ Terri Cole, Licensed Psychotherapist, Transformation Coach, and Mentor
Melissa is a talented graphic designer who understands the complexity of creating a brand. She has creatively transformed my brand image to complement my business and personality. Her work ethic is stellar - she listens and delivers everything in a timely matter! She is the best!
~ Patti Green, Wellness and Lifestyle Coach
I am so glad that I decided to work with Melissa on my card project for my business. I had vetted 4 other designers/card-makers, and Melissa was by far the most responsive, warm, fairly-priced, and invested in my project. As soon as we started working together, I felt confident I had made the right choice. She works quickly, collaboratively, and her work is beautiful. I couldn't believe how fast we were able to get this done. I had anticipated 3-4 weeks and within a week I already have the printed cards. I couldn't be happier with her work and look forward to finding other projects to work with Melissa on in the future!
~ Kimberly Davis, Onstage Leadership
Words don't even do justice how instrumental Melissa has been and is in my business. But I will try. She is part branding guru, meets design doula, birthing the most gorgeous images for me and my business. She takes my ideas and my words and turns them into gorgeous visual masterpieces for my clients to truly FEEL the words. My business has begun to feel like me. My business is my soul business and up until I met Melissa it didn't feel like me. She totally re-designed my website, does all my images for my quotes, takes my newsletters and turns them into magic, and does the most amazing design for my retreats and events. Not only is the design amazing but the paper and packing too.
~ Christine Gutierrez, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, and Speaker
Melissa is a branding and marketing genius. She has helped me develop my brand literally from the ground up. She has a simple yet edgy style that allows her to streamline ideas into a beautiful finished product. I am so grateful for the work she has done to help me launch a business that grows more successful by the day!
~ Elizabeth Spohr-Russinko, Handlettered Artist and Owner of This (Un)Scripted Life
Feel free to contact me about any of my items, as well as for a custom design. If you are looking for branding and marketing services, just reach out for info and rates below. Please give me 1 business day to respond to your email.