J&S was formed when two inspired designers with a passion for the creative arts decided they should combine efforts and offer their unique perspective and original ideas, as an all inclusive service to those who want to make a statement with their design.
Both with marketing and advertising experience under their belts, these designers aim to provide not only world class Graphic Design, but also a strategy and implementation of that design to ensure their clientele get the best possible results. J&S are determined to assist clients to achieve their dreams, whether that dream be a new business venture and the conceptualisation and creation of a new brand and logo. Perhaps it’s a kick-start and a boost to an existing business with a revamp of the existing brand. Maybe it’s pulling off the perfect event, complete with invitations, announcements or awards. It could be a creative demonstration, an exhibition or a live performance. Or it could just be for you, a beautiful addition to your home or office.
Our dream, is to help you create yours!
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Management | Promotions | Public Relations | Bookings
Online Marketing | Artwork | Website Development
and any other Management or Promotional needs
Loaded with experience, know how and determination, J&S management and promotions aim to provide clients ease of access to services such as, band and tour management, venue booking, PR, distribution, marketing in online and offline mediums and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a friendly professional tailoring these services to you.
Environmental Mission Statement
At J&S we care deeply for the environment, and work hard to minimise our environmental impact and carbon footprint.
Powering our studio though sustainable energy providers.
We are a low paper consumption company as we aim to communicate in house using minimal printed materials,
as well as utilising double sided printing where possible and using recycled/sustainable stationary.
Using only fair trade teas and coffees.
Recycling all packaging and scrap papers correctly.
Recycling all printing cartridges
Recycling all technology used by J&S , computers, laptops, hard drives, disks, phones, batteries.
Offering sustainable and recycled products to clients.
We use non-hazardous and eco-friendly cleaning products in our studio.
J&S is an ethical practice company, we do not conduct ourselves without meeting ethical standards; Business ethics (also corporate ethics) is a form of applied ethics or professional ethics that examines ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in a business environment. It applies to all aspects of business conduct and is relevant to the conduct of individuals and entire organizations. We are not and will never be affiliated with individuals and companies not following these same practices.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Has a concept already been developed, is it useable?
If yes then the conceptualisation period may be significantly shortened, if not this phase can take anywhere from 2+ weeks in order to create a selection of concepts for the client’s selection, time may also be influenced by the clients decision making time.
- How many different designs, or versions of a design are required?
Is the project a single design, or does it include several elements and full branding across them all. It is impossible to quote design time frames without a brief, however some average times for designs are set out below, these are not to be taken as as quote for a project rather a point of reference;
-Poster 2-14 days (not including conceptualisation)
-Logo 7-21 days (not including conceptualisation)
-Flyer 2-7 days (not including conceptualisation)
- Business Card 2-7 days (not including conceptualisation)
- How much text is required to fit within the design?
The amount of text may impact time frames by increasing the amount of formatting and proofreading required.
- How many changes or alterations are requested by the client?
Changes to proofs and/or more time spent in the drafting or conceptualisation phase, at the client’s request, while acceptable, will undoubtedly incur additional time and cost.
- Are there requirements for continuous updates to the design(s)?
If the project becomes ongoing after the fact, each time it is changed is generally looked at as a new job and will be billed as such. However if J&S are made aware the designs need to change regularly and incorporated it into the initial brief, provisions can be made to ensure the design’s flexibility. The process of making a design more flexible for future updates may increase the time taken to create the original design template.
- Are there time consuming tools like rendering and modeling to be used?
This one is simply a matter of processing, some programs take days to process final copies, if your design requires one of these tools, there is nothing to do but wait.
- Amount of Proofing, Prep and Print organisation to be done?
Again, the amount of designs to be undertaken are an influence on how long the PPP of designs will take. Each design will need to be double checked, prepped for printing and transferred to a printer for printing. For example, in the case of a 24 page book/magazine every page would need to be proofed by us and also by the client after which there may be several changes and would need to be proofed again. Print prep for a project this size may also take longer depending on the requirements of the Commercial Printer.
Your brand is comprised from a series of perceptions, graphics and imagery that represent your business, product/s or service/s. You shouldn’t view your branding as limited to logos, tag lines or sound-bites, rather your brand is the essence and promise of what your target audience will experience in the delivery of your business/product/service.
Another key factor to branding is enabling a buyer to easily identify you; Who you are, what you are offering, and the reason they should choose you. While you may have a clear idea of what you would like your brand to be, as your business develops your brand should evolve along with it. This is why brands are generally developed over time through:
- Professional advice
- Consistent advertising
- Feedback and recommendations
- Business and client relations
Advertising is essential, how will anybody know who you are, what you do and where to find you without it?
There are many different styles and avenues for advertising, and finding the right fit for your business is the first step in establishing a connection to a clientele/consumer base that is genuinely interested in your products and/or services.