All mural paintings or custom illustration work needs a clarified design brief. By clarifying this it will help to give a clear path to the work to be done.
In general, these following steps need to be taken for the project to roll smoothly.
- Project consultation & clarification
- Project concept development
- Execution of work
1. Project Consultation
The project needs to be scoped and clarified. A light design brief will help to map this out. You may already have a design brief ready otherwise it would include such things as:
- The main purpose of the work?
- What does it need to try to achieve?
- Who is the work need to connect with?
- What is the timeframe?
- Budget constraints
Specific to Murals
- What is the area that needs to be painted
- Does the wall require preparation work
- Is there the need for scaffolding/scissor lift
Specific to Illustration
- What formats is it required in, print version and or digital formats
- What merchandise will this be used on
- Establish the boundaries of the use for the illustration
I can help you with preparing the project brief, just ask me.
2. Project Concept Development
Once the brief has been done and items are clarified then a formal quote / invoice will be presented.
Then when the project is underway with further consultation and some rough concept sketches the review process will begin.
After the consultation and reconfirming the mural / illustration concept will be presented in digital form and with your feedback, the work will be refined if required. Once this part of the process is done then the last stage of the process will start.
3. Execution of Work
After this stage and depending upon the work, being an illustration or mural it will then go into final production mode.
Throughout the whole process, there will always be open communication to how the process is going.