Design vs. pizza.
Our process, reimagined.

01

Onboarding.

You contact The Beacon Design Collective about a project, and we set up a meeting to discuss your project. You then show us your content and tell us about your vision. We provide you with an estimate/quote.

A quote is a fixed price for the project based on a full evaluation of all of your content and requests. An estimate is a ballpark price based on your initial project description.

You come to the pizza shop, sit down at a table, and look at the menu. The server then explains the menu, including prices, ingredients, etc.

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02

Contracting.

If you wish to go ahead with us, you review and sign the contract and proposal (which includes a detailed work plan outlining how we will reach our collective goals). This locks in our services.

You pay a deposit.

You place your order with the server and it is sent to the kitchen.

03

Discovery.

We issue a discovery survey to find out the best approach to take to your project, your design and writing preferences, and your communication goals.

You and your server discuss any concerns, needs, or wants you might have for your dining experience.

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04

Strategic work.

With the information gathered during the discovery session, our team of strategists put their heads together to develop a strategy aligned with your goals.

Think of this step as the chef meticulously preparing the recipe for your pizza, ensuring the ingredients and flavours align with your preferences.

05

Directions.

We review or create writing and visual style guides to ensure consistency. You sign off on, or request edits to, the style guide(s).

The waiter uncorks the wine you’ve brought from home, or you order a bottle of house wine. You taste the wine and approve, or ask for a different bottle.

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06

Drafting.

We begin editing and designing, meeting weekly targets and providing weekly reports. You provide any contracted deliverables.

The meal is being prepared and the waiter checks in from time to time to let you know how it’s progressing.

07

Review.

We provide the first draft of the project. You review carefully and request any edits.

The meal is brought to your table. You inspect it and let the server know if you need any ground pepper, parmesan, chili, etc.

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08

Editing.

We implement your editing requests*, completing draft 02 of the project.

You review draft 02 carefully and request any final edits.

*We include two rounds of standard editing at no extra cost; substantive edits beyond this may incur an additional cost.

You inspect your pizza and the waiter brings what you ask for from a list of complimentary items (parmesan cheese, pepper, chilies, oil, etc.). If you ask to replace existing toppings with completely different toppings, you may be charged for the chef to re-top the pizza.

Similarly, if you want a completely different pizza, you will be charged for a new one.

09

Delivery.

We complete the final draft. Any additional edits past this point are billed hourly and at our discretion/availability.

We provide the final print document and a smaller web version of the PDF.

Your pizza is on your table, exactly as you have requested. You eat it, and your meal is over. If you want a new or different meal, then you’ll be charged for that according to the menu.

We’ve put your leftovers in a takeout container and the restaurant is now closing for the night.

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