Planning For Success

Situation Analysis

We like to get to know your business before we start offering suggestions. We know marketing and design — but you know your business. By coming together we can create ideas greater than either party would discover on their own. We start with a situation analysis which examines the internal environment (things you can control, or are directly related to your business) and external environment. (things outside the business, that cannot be controlled but that you can react to)

Goal Setting

We can help you to set goals, or you can communicate your goals to us and we can help you to develop strategies and map these to actionable objectives and tactics for carrying them out.

Measuring and Refining

When specific goals are set it is important to look back periodically and figure out what is working and what isn’t. Once your plans are underway we can help you measure the effectiveness and adjust your tactics over time to reach your goals, or edit your strategy based on what is happening.

M Designs Philosophy

Plan with the end in mind…

Plans change but having no plan amounts to aimless marketing comprised of disjointed tactics. Setting realistic goals and having a solid vision of the result you are aiming for allows you to take each objective step with a purpose and to use tactics and designs with specific intentions; yielding specific results which can be measured and the tactics can be adjusted.

There is always more than one solution to any problem…

Whether it is a design problem, communication challenge, or a technical puzzle we believe there are many ways to approach and solve the issue at hand. We value multiple perspectives, questions, and innovation –new ways of doing something that leads to improvement.

M Designs Services

M Designs offers services in Graphic Design, Web Design, and Marketing. Here is a detailed list including many of the specific things we offer. Our offerings are not necessarily limited to this list, but these are the most commonly requested services.

Graphic Design

  • Logos
  • Branded business essentials like business cards and letterhead
  • Marketing Materials
  • Ad Design
  • Signs, Posters, and Flyers
  • Photo Editing
  • Branded promotional novelties, stickers or shirts
  • Typesetting, beautiful print or Web layouts

…and More! Shop Graphic Design

Web Design and Development

  • New Website Building
  • Website Editing
  • Business (Domain) Email Address Set up and configuration
  • Online Store Creation, Product Uploads, Configuration, and Store Management
  • Marketing Email Layouts and Sends and Contact List Management

…and More! Shop Web Design and Development


  • Quarterly Packages
  • Social Media Management
  • Email Campaigns
  • Direct Mail
  • Integrated Marketing and Coordination
  • CRM Set-Up
  • Sales planning
  • Consultation and Technical Help

…and More! Shop Marketing Services

Hourly Rates

Hourly rate for all hourly work can be expected to be $146.30 an hour unless otherwise noted in your contract.
Lower hourly rates will be applied as often as possible and will be used when time (deadline) and skill level required allow.

Much of the work we do at M Designs can be purchased by the package and provides a greater value for the dollar than hourly work due to the expected, planned and consistent nature of the packages. See Packages Hourly work will be allowed on a case by case basis.

Prices for Hourly Work listed below:

Position Hourly Rate Example Use Case
Graphic Design Manager $53.20 Design Consultation
Lead Graphic Designer $93.10 Strategic Design, Complicated Editing or Design problem solving
Junior Graphic Designer $46.55 Basic design, straight forward editing, or simple layouts
Web Development/Design Manager $53.20 Design Consultation
Lead Web Developer/Designer $146.30 Strategic Design, Complicated Coding or Design problem solving, new Programming or Invention
Assistant Web Designer $53.20 Basic design or builds, straight forward website updating, or website content management
Data Entry Technician $26.60 Typing services, form filling, written words typed into the computer in a simple program.
Marketing Manager $53.20 Marketing Consultation/Remote Session
Marketing Assistant $33.25 Social Media Posting, Email Newsletter Co-ordination


*Hourly work will be accepted only as availability allows and can be expected to have a 1 week turn around time unless otherwise noted or agreed. M Designs may charge a $50 fee for rush jobs, meaning hourly requests which are needed within less than 1 week. For more details see Turnaround Expectations.