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“The client begins by completing the…


Business Card Preferences Questionnaire

…answering all questions in detail–saving time & money for the client.” *


Stage 1  3 business card designs presented – one business card design is selected by client;

Stage 2  if necessary, 1st variation / revision of the selected design;

Stage 3  if necessary, 2nd and final revision of the selected design;











*        Ellen E Brock, CGD (Certified Graphic Designer of the Graphic Designers of Canada–GDC)

**      All services will be paid for in advance of service, or in advance of the next stage of the service.

***    At no time does the 30-60-90 rule apply for hard costs, ever. Please pay on-line upon agreement to purchase, or at the latest, upon billing, and/or receipt of bill by you or anyone acting on your behalf, including verbal agreements.

****   At no time does a 30-60-90 day rule apply for any product or service. Any service or product must be paid prior to service for work starting and/or in-progress. Use of our products and services, and use of this web site, implies agreement with our terms of use and terms of payment. Please do not expect to start a service, or order a product (Eg. “Finishing Touches” such as ordering of photographs, paintings, prints, framing, murals, fine art books, portrait boxes, etc.) without paying in advance of  the service and/or product purchase.  

*****   The client, as the final decision maker, is responsible for acquiring signatures from any and all departments involved in the decision (commonly known as, “The Stakeholders”), providing signatures (at each stage) to show that everyone involved in making the design decision approves the design being made, in each stage. Failure to do so, will require extra fees to be applied. 

    The client (final decision maker) must sign-off prior to the designer moving onto the next stage, and must provide payment on-line for each stage completed by the designer, creating the cleanest and most succinct process for client & designer, saving both time & money. 

   It’s more efficient to give one person the authority to make the decisions; decision by committee causes lengthy, unnecessary delays, and because opinions are always diverse and varied, and there never is only one ‘correct design solution,’ at some point, one person has to have absolute authority over the final decision.

****** More revisions than two will cost additional fees.

“It’s great to gather opinions and feedback, but then the decision needs to be made by only one person…because my Mother said so!” ~ Ellen E Brock



“There needs to be only one decision-maker!” ~ Kaye Brock


(True story…after my Mom, Kaye Brock, observed design projects being delayed at length, due to client and company indecision, and differences of opinion–and in one case, hearing about a manager who went against the boss’ opinion, saying, “I know what we really need,” the boss nixed the result, and I had to start designing the brochure over–from scratch. FYI: As a designer, I preferred the manager’s vision and opinion, and thought the boss’ solution was weak, but because the boss wrote the cheques, my opinion, and the manager’s opinion were, in the final analysis, irrelevant. These situations are the reason I am adamant about clients signing off with signatures, and I seek to work with clients who have a similar vision and sensibility to my own. It just makes it easier for everyone!)

(Kaye Brock was use to working by committee, as she was Superintendent of a girl’s group (CGIT) for much of the 25 years that she volunteered as a leader. Kaye also began a brain injury organization (called BIRC), and chaired the Board of the Society (BIRS) which ran the organization). BIRC is a group for the graduates of ARBI (an organization that had its early roots in our United Church (of Canada) basement!) In her final year of life, as though it were her final destiny to contribute further (though she owed the world nothing!) Kaye endured 2 brain injuries, and attended ARBI herself… I’d love to make a movie one day about her contribution to brain injury research…only time and resources will bring that dream to fruition…)


Please contact the photographer for details. 



~ ELLEN E BROCK, founder