What are your rates? Discounts?

The prevailing rate as of January 2019 is $100/hr across the board. Posters rarely exceed the hour, Apparel around 3-5 billable hours.

I only offer discounts to recurring monthly accounts and legitimate charities. If you’re a venue or promoter that puts on at least 5 shows a month the rate is negotiable.

What’s the creative process?

The first step is getting in touch, give me a holler and put all your ideas on the table.

For most projects I prefer an email to get the ball rolling simply for the sake of content integrity.

Having a written document ensures that all critical information is included and with the correct spelling.

I’ll assess the project and try to give you a solid estimate and completion date based on existing workload.

As I finish checkpoints I’ll provide you with a “proof” so you can confirm format, composition, colors, artwork etc.

Once approved, I expect all outstanding funds to be settled and I’ll make the file available for download.

What’s the best way to get in touch?

For the absolute quickest response, e-mail eric@solomanmedia.com! This will allow me to keep track and flag correspondence.

I want a gig poster, how should I send the lineup?

Ideally the headliner is at the top, opener bottom – Like you’d see on the poster, reverse chronologically.

So long as you blatantly note who’s headlining I’ll figure out the rest.

What are your policies regarding payment?

For accumulative invoices exceeding $400 I expect a %50 deposit to get started, then the completed file will be delivered upon settling up.

Please consider that when you pay by mailed check this usually takes up to 2 weeks to process.

What’s the average time to finish a…

PRINT – Proofed within 48 hours.
APPAREL – Varies depending on intricacy, usually completed within 2 weeks.
WEBSITE – Varies depending on intricacy, usually completed within 2-4 weeks.
VIDEO – Varies depending on intricacy, usually completed within 2-6 weeks.

The above is based on a steady workload, if I’m caught by the rare unforeseen circumstances you will be notified.

How do I print my stuff?

Once the project is finished I’ll upload either a vector (AI/EPS) or 300dpi bitmaps (JPG/PNG) to my server where you can download or forward the link to the relevant parties.

If you’ve got an FTP login handy I can also upload directly to their server!

I do not have the facilities or means to produce and can only provide design files.

Am I allowed to use the artwork on things to sell?

You can use the artwork in any capacity you’re inclined! Whether that’s on apparel, stickers, or straight up selling it as a file, I will never ask for a royalty. It is officially yours!

Is it possible to snag the working file?

I only offer working files with condensed layered assets, upon request with a $50 surcharge.

I need this TONIGHT! Can you help?

Sure can! However, all rush orders come at the sacrifice of my social life and I’ll need compensation to buy my lady something nice.

There is a $30/hr surcharge and reduces the ETA by half, if it’d normally take a month you can expect it in 2 weeks.