"What are your rates? - Can you fix bid instead of Time & Materials?"
My rates are, well... not exactly stellar compared to what
corporations are used to
spending for out-of-house
I can provide preliminary
estimates on most services based on an understanding of the
generic type and sophistication
of the product without being exposed to any specifics.
You can easily use the link
below to categorize the product and services you want estimated.
These non-binding estimates
could be revised as a formal quote after I have more detailed
information on the project and
the specific task(s) requested.
My system is Time &
Materials, but with an agreed cap on the total cost of the deliverables
listed in each phase. If there
is a change in the scope of work I will provide separate quotes
for any additional or modified
tasks. - I can fix bid however, if the task is relatively small.
"We are really just approaching the proposal stage with the
product; But photo-realistic
renderings would certainly
give our proposal an eye-popping edge over the competition.
What would it cost just for
that? - And how soon could we get it?
Product or concept renderings are the single most effective way to
sell a concept.
They are also ideal for showing
vendors and fabricators exactly what you intend before
they quote, which in my
experience often results in lower quotes for their services.
Keep in mind that renderings
can also show any sections or exploded views you desire.
See the Rendering
intro page and my
portfolio for many images that are not photos.
Presentation materials are my
investment in your venture.
The success of your proposal
may (often does) lead to additional work for me later on.
For this reason I keep the cost
for concept presentation materials as low as possible,
and delivery will be ASAP so
you can have it for your trade show or proposal deadline.
You can request a free
using the highlighted link below. The form will
ask generic, multiple-choice
questions, so you do not have to worry about giving out
proprietary information. I will
usually respond within 2 days of the request.
If your requirement is urgent,
please call me immediately.
Click Here for
On-Line Example Quote Request
All quoting is free and without obligation.
(Example Quotes are non-binding
and are for general reference only).
"What is your availability? Can you travel for project/design reviews?
on my Current Availability and
I am located on the central coast of California, only 2+ hrs from both
Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Orientation & design review meetings held
at your facility will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
correspondence is effective for most of the services I offer;
and will minimize your costs as well.
"Are you willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?"
Of course. I only request that you use only commercially-available forms.
"Where can we have economical prototypes made?
I try to coordinate the best quality of services & resources that I
know of at the time - as
part of my service (I
am not paid as a sales rep).
I have a trusted
selection of companies and professionals for:
Prototype fabrication, Tooling
design, Printing & Decorating,
Components, Electronics &
Software design, Overseas resources, etc.
These resources have
proven their quality and service to me in the past.
Knowing their specialties, I
can match them with the type of prototype required.
Some products are simple enough
that only one or two "protos" are needed.
My typical role in physical
prototypnig is to research vendors and processes,
obtain quotes, present options
and coordinate the building and finishing.
for a description of prototyping & fabrication techniques.
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