Graphic Design Services

a division of Creative Office Guru

Services: What do you need?

  • Logo / Brand Design: A fresh, new look for your business!
  • Posters: Fundraisers, theater / concerts, special events.
  • Marketing Materials: Matching posters, programs, mailers, banners, etc. for your event or business.
  • Brochures: Outlining your services for new clients / customers.
  • Business Stationery: Letterhead, envelopes, business cards, etc.
  • Flyers: Promoting a class? Need a registration form?
  • Menus: Weekly / seasonal specials, everyday prices.
  • Photo Scanning / Manipulation / Retouching: Personalize invitations, memorial bulletins, business stationery / documents, etc. with photos.

A quick turn-around at a reasonable rate:

  • $75 for the first hour, payable in advance with cash, check, or credit card. Credit cards are accepted via Square for the deposit only at this time. $40/hour after the first hour, billed upon completion of the project.
  • No charge for minimal changes due to typing errors or color corrections from proof copy.
  • Extensive additions will be charged at my regular hourly rate.

What I will provide:

I will provide a digital or hard copy print for you to proof for errors and changes. The proof is not intended for final printing. I cannot provide final print services, but will prepare everything appropriately for whatever printing service you will ultimately use, whether it is your home or office copier, a copying service, or professional printer. I strongly urge you to take a look at the final draft before printing. I am also happy to consult with you on paper choices for your final product.

File preferences:

Although I do have scanning equipment, photo files work best if they are an original digital (email attachment, on CD or flash drive) at 300 dpi.  Text can be emailed as a MS Word document attachment—don’t put information for your publication in the body of the email.  Text placed in the body of an email often develops “formatting issues” when pasted into a document—just part of that technological magic we so depend on!

For most publications, less is more—i.e., don’t be too wordy.  I have excellent editing and re-writing skills and can take your basic information and give it the voice you are looking for.  I have an extensive collection of fonts, but if you have a specific preference you may need to provide me with the font file.

If you are unsure of what you need to provide, give me a call at 360-981-1838 or email me and I’ll talk you through it.

What Our Clients Say

“We turned to Creative Office Guru [Empty Nest Graphics] when we needed a fresh logo design for our website and business cards. Shirley at COG was easy to work with and quickly presented some beautiful and professional logo designs for us to choose from. We ended up with a business logo that we loved that was also within our limited budget.”

—Tracy Zhu, Owner
Tango Zulu Imports, Port Gamble, WA

“She has come up with different formats [for my newsletter] that are both eye catching and professional looking. She is a ‘can-do gal,’ and a lot of fun to work with.”

—David Lahn
Liberty Bay Auto, Poulsbo, WA

“Shirley of Creative Office Guru [Empty Nest Graphics] has done a fantastic job on every project I have given her! She designs creative posters, brochures, and programs that are eye-catching and beautifully laid out. She works very quickly and her rates are quite reasonable. She has become my ‘go-to’ graphic designer for all my projects!”

—Wanda Griffiths
Plymouth United Church of Christ, Seattle