CREATIVE AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
STEP 1: CONSULTATION
David exchanges initial phone calls or emails with you to get a general idea of your needs and ideas. Then, he schedules a face-to-face or virtual meeting (Facetime, Skype) to delve deeper. If helpful, he visits your home or office to get a sense of the style and environment. If remote, you can send a simple video from your iPhone/smartphone to illustrate your space.
STEP 2: CREATIVE BRIEF
Based on our discussions, David develops a creative brief that outlines your needs, goals and specifications. You sign off on the general direction outlined in the brief and submit an up to $250 fee, to proceed to the next step.
STEP 3: SKETCHES, DRAWINGS, AND MODELING
David starts by doing rough sketches to share with you for input. Once you’re in agreement, he prepares a final design drawing for your review along with a contract that outlines materials, timing and final pricing. For larger projects, David creates a model, a smaller-scale replica of your piece that allows you to consider proportion, style, and other elements in three dimensions. This step can take as little as a few weeks or up to several months, depending on the complexities of the assignment and existing workload.
STEP 4: CONSTRUCTION
David begins crafting your piece. He will update you on progress as often as you desire, sending in-progress photos or videos, or welcoming an in-person visit to his shop to see the construction in real time. Depending on complexity of the project, lead time on materials, and existing workload, this stage could take from one to several months. No matter the timing, you will always know where things stand with your special project.
STEP 5: DELIVERY
Generally, David delivers his pieces personally for local, and sometimes regional, clients. If geography is an issue for commissioned pieces, David draws upon several specialized shippers who are known for reasonably priced, white-glove transport of high-value items. Shipping costs are in addition to the cost of the piece.
STEP 6: FEEDBACK
David wants his clients to be completely satisfied. With every experience and project, there are learnings he can apply to the next assignment. To solicit your feedback, David issues a follow-up survey. If you are willing, he enjoys seeing photos of his pieces in your home or office setting. David’s favorite clients are repeat clients.