BUDGETS : Best practice

Budget blow-outs usually occur at author's corrections stage. Two ways to avoid it:
  1. understand what the designer perceives as an author’s correction, so you can identify when corrections start to cost money. This will avoid future conflict.
  2. understand your internal approval process because this is usually where author’s corrections are generated.

Containing budgets

Postage is a major cost that can be controlled by staying within certain weight limits. Both paper type and gsm directly impact the weight of an annual report, so careful selection can make the difference between staying within or blowing your budget.

Mackay Branson design can prepare you a paper mock-up that can be weighed before you finalise your specifications.

Design Business Council (dbc) workshops

Preparing a design brief

Evaluating a design presentation

The dbc is a professional development body that helps organisations work with designers. dbc workshops will assist you prepare a brief and then evaluate a presentation.

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