I often get asked about my per hour rate. While some freelance designers charge by the hour, I like to give my clients a fixed price for their projects. For some services I do have a fixed price (eg logo design). But generally as each project is so different, I find its better to quote on a job by job basis.
Generally a quoted project has a few restrictions. If you make changes to these restrictions, it changed the price. This applies to client changes, and a change of brief. Both of these will mean I need to quote a project again.
So what do other other designers charge?
When I asked other designers what their rates were, the ranged from $45.00/hr up to $120.00/hr Now that’s a huge difference. BUT, the other part of my question to them related to how long they allowed for projects. Generally the $45/hr guys allowed more time on their projects, which meant that the end charge to clients was generally the same.
So I would recommend that if you are sourcing a affordable graphic designer, make sure not to base your judgement solely around their hourly rate. Get a full quote from the designer as you might find the end cost being exactly the same.