Tactile Typography FAQs

I thoroughly enjoy the process of working with designers, art directors, event coordinators and brand managers to see how my techniques can complement your brand and message.

Every project is different and comes with a unique set of challenges. My experience with many local and international clients has shown me ways to overcome issues as they arise and in most cases, meticulous planning ensures the project runs as smoothly as possible.

I do understand, however, that the scale and perceived difficulty of major installations can be off-putting for many. I have endeavoured to answer many of the most typical questions in this handy little FAQ section, but if there is anything else you would like answered, please don’t hesitate to send me an email.

Where are you located?

I am located near Brunswick Heads in Northern NSW (Australia) but my husband and I regularly travel for work. For us, this is a fun part of the commission.

For local and domestic travel, we are very close to Coolangatta (OOL) airport.

For international travel, particularly the US, UK and Europe, then Brisbane (BNE) airport is the closest. Both airports are located in SE Queensland.

How much will it cost?

Obviously each commission is priced on a case-by-case basis, but to give you a ballpark to work with, most pieces created in my studio and shipped or photographed are between $1000–$3000 US Dollars.

Large-scale installations (pieces larger than the inside of a car) need to include a budget for travel and accommodation and usually take around 3–5 days to complete are between $8000–$10,000 US Dollars.

*This usually includes materials if string and nails. Other materials need to be costed accordingly.

How long will it take?

Large-scale installations take the two of us (myself and my husband) between 3–5 days to complete.

Smaller scale works also take 3–5 days, usually because of detail, but it is only me working on them.

In the cases where a photographer or videographer is required to document the process, the time is contingent on their availability.

How large are the works?

The Google Zeitgeist installation was 10 feet high and 35 feet long. The Frost* installation was 15 feet high and the Goodbye Helvetica piece was 5 metres in the air. We have worked on cherry pickers, step ladders and lying on our stomachs.

The average artwork for a book or magazine cover fits in the back of my car. Just.

FedEx has a size/weight limit which is happily around the same size. Any bigger than that and you will need to be content with photographs of it, or pay us to come and install it for you.

Any smaller than the back of my car and the artwork has to be very simple. The nails make small detail quite limited, but I can work in many other materials.

What services do you provide?

I have a background as an illustrator, designer, and typographer, so I am happy to work with your brand manager, art director and design team or else I can create original artwork from scratch if required.

I prefer to work with existing artwork, brand identities, color schemes and so on and find it very easy to make modifications and adjustments as you need them. Brand extensions are my specialty.

I also have a background in signwriting, so I understand techniques, materials, and construction. I usually serve as an intermediary between the design and construction teams on-site.

So how does it work if you're Australian?

I have successfully worked with clients in the US, UK and Europe. There is usually a time in the morning or evening where we can Skype, otherwise email works very well also.

Most countries have a salary/tax waiver which allows you to pay me as a freelancer or contractor.

I accept checks (or cheques), bank transfers and Paypal.

To commence work, I require a 50% deposit upfront, with the balance due upon completion.

So what happens now?

Send me an email, say hi. Tell me about your project. See if I’m free and we can take it from there.

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