Frequently Asked Questions


Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding engaging with Mellie Blue


What are your fees for branding?

A Brand Elevation Package, which includes website, brand identity, messaging...and a turn around of 2 week, your initial investment is $14,950.  

I'm all about transparency and don't want you to feel surprised, therefore I publish pricing for brand solutions.

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

Yes. I'll do a website design/development for you. The price starts at $8,500 and goes up depending on content, type of site, etc.

I don't design just a logo because usually you'll need other brand identity pieces (brochures, business cards, letter heads, etc.) Brand identity packages start at $8,500.

How can one person do all this work for me?

With plenty of rest, exercise, and loads of matcha tea you'll be surprised how sharp and focused a person's mind can be. I've been working professionally for ten years and have successfully ran my own business for 7 years. I am also great at delegating task to my talented strategic partners for larger projects. Lastly, I've designed my team to be small intentionally and reason being, so I (sometimes we) can move quickly for you.

Larger firms are good, but  the bureaucracy and processes get in the a well as add on to the expenses which are usually passed on to you.

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

I go deep with my clients and only take on a handful of clients at a time.  Since my bandwidth is limited, I 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 fees are based on a flat-fee basis with the scope of each project.  You can benefit from flexible payment terms on most engagements.

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

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

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

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

I 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?

Fill out the contact form or better yet, give me a call at 510.852.9735.

I 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.