Service Description | Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual DesignEvery Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design package includes the same level of attention to detail and years of experience behind the designer creating it. The only difference is the size or length of the print that you need (we can create just about any size and fold option you require). You will receive the document in any or all of the common formats, along with the master art file for your own keeping, should you request it.
As a business manager or brand owner you may need a powerful tool that explains your product or service effortlessly, as if you were in the room with the customer. We offer you exactly that: a Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design that communicates your company’s product or service clearly and properly, so that you can sell, or connect, or whatever else your business may need that supports you in your growth.
And of course, should you want to print this document, we offer printing or have connections to the right printing service for you.
Every Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design Level Includes:
- 1 revision round
- Full color design
- Digital and Print-Ready PDFs, and Id (Adobe InDesign) versions of the artwork
- Print-ready file
- Full rights of ownership
Small DocumentUp to 4 pages (or 2 front and back)
Medium Document5-12 pages (or 6 front and back)
Large Document13 pages (or 6 pages front and back +1) and up
What other functionality/service is included?
- Digital documents can have functional form-fields (can type directly into the document and save, print, or email)
- Can include color coded pages for quick reference
- Trust our expertise to communicate with your printing service
Process | Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual DesignSchedule meeting –> identify needs –> find and review examples –> create timeline –> execute design –> revise –> deliver
First, we schedule a meeting (with Jonathan) where we will discuss your business, its needs, and a timeline to achieve them.
Second, we follow along the timeline, typically delivering the first page or couple of pages (which designates look, feel, and more) within a week so that we can agree upon the look and feel. From there we knock out the remainder of the document, scheduling meetings or delivering progress updates as needed.
Third, we deliver your document and watch your successes grow!
Who is Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design for?Companies with complex products, multilingual barriers that can be side-stepped via imagery, or have a need for long-form explanation.
Let’s say you’re a REALTOR® guiding a client through escrow; this is a complex process that is difficult to learn in one sitting. Handing the client a beautiful guide not only assists the client in understanding the process, but also makes a huge impression as far as your professional persona is concerned.
Perhaps you run a medical practice or restaurant and have some commonplace office procedures that you would like to explain to the new-hire. A new employee handbook is a great way to get that accomplished, and save everyone time.
Or perhaps you have a product that takes a few steps to assemble out of the box and a few CAD drawings can illustrate what a 1,000 words or more might not. Having a crisp and clean manual drawing elevates the product experience to the next level.
What about after the Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design is completed? What if I need to update it?We offer small updates for free, and larger updates at a reasonable hourly rate.
We wouldn’t consider ourselves a customer service first agency if we didn’t set you up for success; and we consider small updates and tweaks in our practice. No one wants to be billed for $20, and we certainly have no desire to fill out and send an invoice for such. So if the update is minor—a text change, a copy/paste update to the legalese, changing of a picture without changing the document structure—just reach out to us and we will get it done. That said, this service is complimentary, don’t expect a same day change if we are assisting another client at the time. Please plan ahead of time and act accordingly. If the changes to the document(s) are large, we will schedule time with you.
What happens when my business grows or I update the product form/function?We will schedule another project at an hourly rate.
We offer further development of anything that bentcreative produces, including your Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design. Typically, if your business is gearing up to offer a new service or product (or has changes to those things), and need updates to the Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual to reflect this, we typically approach by blocking out a chunk of time dedicated to building your needs—and this is handled via a similar process as the initial Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design meeting itself: we meet, discuss your needs, and decide the path forward from there.
What can I do to assist or speed up the process?Have your creative assets in hand, examples of documents you like, and an understanding of your business needs.
Fantastic question! You’re a winner for asking this one! By far, the longest process involved in development of Guidebooks, Handbooks, or Manuals is the handling of creative assets. This means your logo, photography, and colors, etc. We require your assets in our hands before we begin development—so if you can have those items generated you will save everyone time and effort. Of course, should you not have those items already, we are happy to create them for you via our other services.
What other services feed into this one?Your Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual is an extension of your brand and your business. Virtually everything we do feeds into it or compliments it.
- Logo Design & Graphic Design
- Photography Management (we outsource photography, but are happy to manage this process)
- Brand Design
- Content Writing
- Website Design & Development
- And more
Are there hidden costs in a Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design?No.
While we try to be very up front about our pricing, there may be unforeseen hiccups that expand the scope of a project and require more time for Guidebook, Handbook, or Manual Design—however we would say this is a very rare occurrence.