frequently asked questions about pricing, fee structure, and our services.





 frequently asked questions about pricing, fee structure, and our services.


Thinking Mellie Blue might be a good match for your business?



What are your fees for strategic branding?

For a comprehensive brand experience, which may include brand strategy and creative, our minimum initial engagement fee is $28,975.

We don't need a comprehensive brand experience, just brand identity assets like a website, logo, print collateral, video production, etc. Do you offer those services?

Yes. We produce all the brand assets you'll need to effectively communicate who you are, what you represent, and why your organization matters. 

Brand identity packages start at $14,950.

How much are Assessments and Audits?

Brand Therapy $1,495

Strategic Brand Assessment start $8,840.

Cross-Cultural Audits start at $28,235. 

Does Mellie Blue only work with engineering and technology companies?

No. While we focus on engineering and technology firms--- we sometimes take on other industries if they need our help. 

We are a small organization with little/no budget for this type of work. Can you all work with us on a smaller scale?

At Mellie Blue we go deep with our clients and only take on a handful of clients at a time. Our team is small by design so we can move quickly and put most of our resources and attention to each experience. Since our bandwidth is limited, we don't take on smaller projects.

But we are a non-profit, can you contribute to our cause with an in-kind donation or pro-bono work?


How does Mellie Blue arrive at its pricing structure?

At Mellie Blue we structure our fees based on a flat-fee basis with the scope of each project.  We offer flexible payment terms on most engagements.

Do you all have a sliding scale or alter your fees depending on the size of the company?

We don't offer alternate fees based on company size, but we do adjust our estimates based on variables that add or decrease scope of work.

Are you diversity trainers?

Although we understand diversity and inclusion best practices we are not diversity trainers.

We are brand strategist that focus on connecting the brand to the entire business and incorporating cultural competence throughout the process. 

Why are there no samples of work on your site?

Mellie Blue is a consultancy. The solutions we provide are for our clients eyes only. We keep our clients information confidential. 

If you would like to see samples of some of our brand distinction works, please contact us directly.

Can you write us a proposal of what you can do or bid on this RFP? 

We don't write proposals, respond to RFPs, do unpaid pitches, or speculative work.

We do offer a Project Evaluation which is the perfect win-win.

By investing in an evaluation you receive valuable solutions that can be executed immediately and not a vague, cookie cutter proposal with no depth. This also allows both parties to test the waters in working together before committing to a larger project. 

Sounds good! What's next?

Get in contact with us or give us a call at 510.852.9735. We want to hear from you and a brief phone call is the ideal next step. During the call we might agree to meet or get started right away.