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Frequently asked questions

how much does an illustration cost?

Please note we charge by the hour.

Depending on the project's size, style and number of iterations, the final invoice may vary from these estimates. We can provide you with real-time updates and work with your budget.

STUDENT/ EARLY CAREER DISCOUNT

We offer a 10% discount to students and early-career individuals.

BUDGETS

We do our best to work within your budget. If you have a specific budget in mind - please let us know and we can illustrate in a less time-consuming style (for example a cartoon vs realistic illustration) and assign junior illustrators to assist with your project.

DEPOSITS

If your estimated project is over CAD 1000 we will ask for a deposit before we begin working. If you are paying through a grant this does not apply.

Title
Cost
Category
2D Video
Animation
Please inquire
Scientific Figure (up to 10 panels)
Data Visualization
$500 - 750 CAD
Graphical Abstract (Complex visualizations)
Data Visualization
$750+ CAD
Infographic (A4 page)
Data Visualization
$1000+ CAD
Branding Package
Graphic Design
$750 - 1000 CAD
Infographic (A4 page)
Graphic Design
$750 - 1000 CAD
Logo Design
Graphic Design
$500 - 750 CAD
Graphical Abstract (Simple components)
Graphic Design
$150 - 300 CAD
Anatomical Illustration
Scientific Illustration
$500 - 750 CAD
Graphical Abstract (Illustrated components)
Scientific Illustration
$300 - 500 CAD
3D Cover Art Design
Scientific Illustration
$3000+ CAD
Review Illustration
Scientific Illustration
$500 - 750 CAD
2D Cover Art Design
Scientific Illustration
$1000+ CAD
Custom Website
Web Design
Please inquire

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A PROJECT?

Timelines depend on the size and scope of the project. Typically, we will have a line draft ready for feedback one week after we receive the deposit or signed client agreement. After that, it will depend on how many iterations you request. If you have a publication submission or revision deadline, please let us know during your consultation.

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR SCIENCE?

As scientists, we understand how crucial it is to keep your data papers, and scientific ideas your own. Once we receive your documents, we store them in a secure file which can only be accessed by those who are working on your project. We will delete your documents once the project is complete, upon your request.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO DTC's SERVICE?

get in touch!
Send us an email to set up a consultation or request one through our website. Feel free to describe your illustration ideas and ask questions.

MEET WITH US
During a free 30-minute online meeting, we will chat about your project and ask questions to provide you with an accurate estimate. We will also make sure you are in the right place before you make any commitments. 

sign our client agreement
We ask all of our clients to sign a client agreement which highlights our terms and conditions. This contract also includes a timeline and price estimate. For larger projects, a deposit will be required alongside this before we can start working on your project. This does not apply if you are paying through a grant.

GIVE US FEEDBACK
We start working on your project as soon as we receive a signed client agreement. Throughout the design process, we send you drafts and invite you to provide edits and feedback.

get your final product

Once you're completely satisfied with your project, we will send you the final and working files. The image is now owned by you COPYRIGHT FREE and you are free to make any changes to the original!

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