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Design Fee

Tinkering Monkey will work with you on a custom product that will provides the perfect opportunity to reward extraordinary achievement, build or establish your brand, create excitement for your award recipients and your own team. This is a fun and fulfilling creative process!

With over a decade of experience in industrial and graphic design we’ve gained a strong sense of what makes a custom sign or award successful.

Design Survey (30 minutes)
First, we ask you to complete an online design survey that helps us to better understand your needs. The survey is fun and easy, and can even be completed via your smart phone.

Initial Telephone Consultation (30 minutes)
After you have completed your survey, we’ll call you to set up a time for a preliminary design consultation. This will give us an opportunity to better understand your needs and time frame, discuss our capabilities, and determine next steps.

Design Agreement
You sign our one-page Design Agreement and pay a $300 design fee.

Deliverable #1 - Preliminary Sketches (pdf)

  • Preliminary sketches for 1 award/plaque (3 sketches),
  • Suggested dimensions & materials
  • Estimated price per piece (quantity 1)

Design Review and Selection

(30 minutes, phone or by email)

  • One round of feedback included (Additional feedback/changes $75 per round)

Deliverable #2 - Detailed Master Artwork (pdf)

  • Color, vector drawing for 1 award/plaque
  • Detailed description of dimensions & materials
  • Final price per piece (quantity 1 and/or multi volume)

Review and Approval of Master Artwork

(30 minutes, phone or by email)

  • One round of feedback included (Additional feedback/changes $75 per round)

Deliverable #3 - Final Master Artwork

  • Design project complete


Award Prototypes
We are happy to build prototypes. The minimum fee is $300 per prototype. This includes set up and personalization. The fee may be higher, depending on materials, machining, and assembly requirements.

Custom Award Collection
We would be thrilled to design an entire collection of awards for your event or program using our ADP.  Please contact us for an estimate.

Please note that the mockup shown is a rough sketch, and results will vary. For a closer look at the material, please see link listed in the Color section.