Why choose Launch Design?

Graphic Design | Web Development | Digital Media

A Wellington based freelance design studio dedicated to working with the community. Our graphic & web design services can help shape brands and grow companies while keeping costs low. We offer affordable options for small business and non profit organisations without sacrificing quality.

Grow your business efficiently

Our mission is to help local businesses grow while providing young designers with paid work experience. Together we can build up a network, explore new creative ways of doing business and show the world what we are passionate about.

Graphic Design

Branding

Give your business a face lift with a new logo design, typography & keep style-sheets to help future proof your business.

Illustration

Attract attention with artistic images or speed up user interactions with Simple Icons & vector graphics.

Visual Reports

Gather data and present it in stunning visual reports. Keep your invoices and other spreadsheets consistent with the rest of your visual style.

Printed Media

Choose from a wide selection of printed media form small business cards to massive canvas banners.

Web Development

User Experience

Make interfaces super easy to use and base functionality on user testing. Guide users through content and make them more likely to return.

Responsive websites

Cater your website to work on any device to increase your potential market and rank better in search engines. Easily update any part of the website yourself.

Marketing & Social Media

Take advantage of cost effective marketing tactics and learn how to easily manage your own campaigns with a little guidance so you can invest more in other things.

Optimisation and SEO

Get ahead in the competitive web ranking game and supercharge your website to run quickly and smoothly.

Digital Media

Film & Animation

Breathe life into any design and increase interactivity. Get a fully featured video made to communicate messages in the most engaging way.

Mobile apps

Build your app to work on any mobile device. Get custom prototypes of software to safely develop an app or video-game without having to invest too much during early stages.

Video Games

Communicate meaningful messages in compelling interactive experiences. Generate some extra revenue while promoting your cause.

3D Modelling

Get 3D models and scenes built for demonstrating architecture, products, systems or artistic purposes.

New – Check out our New Zealand Web hosting & management plans

Our Ideals

We <3 start-ups

Trying to make something awesome with limited funds isn’t easy, but we have a few tricks that can help you save money in the short term.

Transparent as ever

We believe that the creative industry could do with a little more transparency. Being up front with pricing is a small risk that we are taking to help out the community.

Team focused!

Feel free to bring other design specialists on board! Teamwork can make projects more cost-effective, personalised and familiar to your organisation.

No job is too small

Even if you just want something small like a flyer or business cards made up and printed we don’t mind taking on the smaller jobs, we’ve got you covered.

How much does it cost for a website or design work?

The industry average rate is usually $120 an hour for creative/ development work – but that’s a rate set by larger organisations that have more overhead costs and can manage larger projects. For independent designers and developers that have the experience and skills that you need the average hourly rate is about $75 an hour. However, you can hire a junior in-house full-time worker for around $45 an hour if you have a constant flow of projects and intermediate designers to teach them. Unfortunately, the more affordable student & graduate designers always need guidance and take much longer to complete tasks so approach them with a set price in mind – universities don’t keep up with this rapidly changing industry but they come in handy for specific tasks like ‘design a logo’ or ‘design a business card’.

Launch Design pricing: Every project is very different so we calculate a new invoice based on an estimate of how long it will take. For small business, startups, non-profits & individual clients, we currently charge just $40 an hour for all graphic, web and digital media work. Yet we still deliver the same quality products as any small design business, this is possible because we have no overhead costs & no full-time employees.

Website costs: A decent website can take anywhere from 3 – 25 hours to build depending on your requirements. You can take the wheel from there or ask Launch Design any time at the same rate or bring in your own designer. Our websites are completely customisable, more affordable and less limiting than DIY website builders. Just remember to have a website online you always have to pay a domain registration and hosting fee (usually about $200 nzd per year) – check out our New Zealand hosting page for more info.

  • Design Agency 100%
  • Small Design business 90%
  • Independent Developer 80%
  • Independent Designer 70%
  • Junior Designer/ dev (in house) 45%
  • Launch Design 40%
  • Student Designer 30%
  • Is your nephew a designer? 😉 1%

Not sure where to start?

Read useful advice

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Check out our past work and get all kinds of information about how the project came about and how problems were solved

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