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How are Names, Logo Studies, and Philosophy Statements Priced?



How are Names, Logos, and Philosophy Statements Priced?

The processes for creating Names, Logos, and Philosophy Statements are all quite similar and generally require a comparable amount of work.

The price for each of these processes, however, changes according to the size of the company. The cost directly correlates with the number of people who will be viewing the brand and places it will be implemented. The wider the audience, the more diligence and research is required during the process.

There are other significant differences between the branding process for a small local business with a staff of 3-4 people, and a large multinational organisation with hundreds of employees and global reach.

Why do the Prices Change According to Company Size?

We believe that smaller companies on a budget deserve a professional, effective brand. Although we take the same care as we would a brand for a large business, we work within a shorter time frame, stick to less complicated choices, with sensible edits. This allows us to create a great brand, within a reasonable budget.

For a larger company, we spend more time researching, editing, and perfecting. Because the brand will be viewed by thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of people in hundreds or thousands of different implementations, much more work is necessary to make sure the brand is suitable for all possible applications.

Once the studies have been completed, the artwork perfected, and your new brand is ready to be unveiled, we suggest a Brand Bible/Style Guide. This is a guidebook prepared for you; setting out the rules for your brand. Implementation of your brand is important, and this guide will show you how to use it properly. Please see our post What is a Brand Bible/Style Guide?

Below is a general pricing guide outlining the costs to create either a name, logo, or a philosophy statement, including the estimated number of hours spent per company size. Please note that this is a guide only, projects are priced on a case by case basis.

Whenever possible, we prefer to work to create 2, or ideally, all 3 elements at the same time. This is also the most cost effective method, as much of the study work can be amalgamated. Please see our post What is a Complete Visual Branding Package and why do we Recommend it?


Pricing Guide for EITHER 1 Naming Study, or 1 Logo Study, or 1 Philosophy Statement

Start-up/Micro Business
approx. $2 500
  • $1 250 retainer
  • 1-2 employees / sub 100k/year revenue
  • 10-15 hours
Small Business 1
approx. $5 000
  • $2 500 retainer
  • 3-4 employees / sub 250k/year revenue
  • 16-30 hours
Small Business 2
approx. $10 000
  • $5 000 retainer
  • 5-7 employees / sub 1M/year revenue
  • 31-50 hours
Small Business 3
approx. $25 000
  • $12 500 retainer
  • 8-10 employees / sub 2.5M/year revenue
  • 51-75 hours
Small Business 4
approx. $50 000
  • $25 000 retainer
  • 11-15 employees / sub 5M/year revenue
  • 76-135 hours
Small Business 5
approx. $100 000
  • $50 000 retainer
  • 16-25 employees / sub 10M/year revenue
  • 136-250 hours
Medium Business 1
approx. $250 000
  • $125 000 retainer
  • 26-50 employees / sub 25M/year revenue
  • 251-575 hours
Medium Business 2
approx. $500 000
  • $250 000 retainer
  • 51-100 employees / sub 50M/year revenue
  • 576-1075 hours
Large/Multinational Business
approx. $1 000 000
  • $500 000 retainer
  • 100+ employees / 50M+/year revenue
  • 1076-2000 hours
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What is our Approach to Technology-Friendly Branding and Identity?



What is our Approach to Technology-Friendly Branding and Identity?

A well crafted and uniquely identifiable brand or identity has always been important. In the internet era with such vast competition, it has never been more crucial.

With increasing smartphone and tablet use, proper brand portability has become both critical and challenging. Successful branding now requires more than just thoughtfulness and creativity—it also requires technical know-how and a knowledge of existing technical constraints. Technical limitations now dictate the shape and form of brand application.

What this means is although we might love a certain design trend or style, it may not be appropriate for brand portability. Due to ever increasing technical constraints, logos must be designed with mobile devices and web-use in mind.



Our 20 years of experience working with technology has given us a unique perspective on branding. Our technical know-how guides us to create modern, technology-friendly brands.

Through this experience, we have honed our craft, perfecting a set of important rules used during the creation of each logo. This ensures that not only will your brand be uniquely recognisable, but will be suitable for use anywhere. Your logo will be just as strong on the smallest mobile device, as on a large billboard.

Your logo, however, is only part of your overall brand. Our approach to branding includes 3 important elements that come together to create your identity—the name, the logo, and the philosophy statement.


A great name is important, and so are the rules for choosing or creating a recognisable, unique name. We use our proven naming process to design a unique, internet friendly, memorable name for your company or product. This name embodies the essence of the company. Also, we ensure that it is a completely unique word, not found anywhere on the internet. This allows the company or product to be found easily.

Our sister company VibeMuse, specialises in the art of naming. VibeMuse is a collaboration between language expert Mark Zlomislic and design and marketing expert Erich Nolan Bertussi, who together have perfected and streamlined the naming process.


In the post internet era, our approach to branding also includes a proper logo—including a “logo icon” and a “wordmark”. This element of the brand is equally as important as the name when creating a recognisable, memorable identity. As with the name, we create the logo to capture the core of your company, the ethos, the spirit, the collective soul.

We create the logo or brand icon through our logo study process. We work to embody your company’s core, in a visual, symbolic, unforgettable form. Our design rules adhere mathematically to the rules of nature, known by some as “divine or sacred geometry”—the mathematics that are common to every living thing that exists on earth.



We design the logo using specific technical rules, mathematical equations, and principals, ensuring that it properly translates from print to web. Your logo must be created to be implemented anywhere—from a large billboard down to the smallest mobile device. Although an essential detail, this is often overlooked.

This is especially important when dealing with different social media platforms. Unlike printed material, your have no control over the screen displaying your logo. This is why it is essential that the logo can be scaled down to the smallest screen size or technical implementation. This can have great impact on how memorable or digitally accessible your brand will be to your audience.

Philosophy Statement

A philosophy statement is the third element in creating a proper business identity. Unlike a simple “slogan” or “tagline”, a philosophy statement is a thoughtful, meaningful way of communicating the heart of your brand—the ethos, spirit, and collective soul of your organisation.

A philosophy statement should speak to everyone—from the CEO, to the company staff, to suppliers, and customers alike. Everyone should feel the meaning personally and be able to identify viscerally with your organisation’s philosophy statement.

A philosophy statement is your company’s opportunity to express its core to the world in just a few short words. It is important that these words are not only meaningful, but create a connection with people. The objective is to embed a vision in the mind, that permanently associates important facets of your organisation’s brand to the viewer at a deeper level. This will make your brand more memorable and recognisable—going beyond the simple, catchy, quirky, meaningless “slogan” or “tagline”.

As with the name and logo, we construct philosophy statements deliberately, using certain rules to assure its effectiveness. For example: a philosophy statement generally includes 6 words or less, using a maximum of 10 syllables.

The final step is combining the 3 elements. We merge the name, logo, and philosophy statement to create a visually compelling, memorable brand identity.

Our post How are Names, Logo Studies, and Philosophy Statements Priced? discusses pricing.



What is a Brand Bible/Style Guide?



What is a Brand Bible/Style Guide?

A Brand Bible/Style Guide is a manual custom made for your company once your branding has been completed.

The Brand Bible includes a complete set of rules to guide and explain brand implementation. In order to avoid misuse or ineffectual use, the guide provides the necessary information to properly use the name, logo, and philosophy statement in any digital or printed form. Your brand, as a result, remains tightly consistent everywhere it is used.

What Does the Guide Include?

The guide includes specifications and rules for the font used in your brand’s “wordmark”, if a custom font is not created. Font faces, font weights, uses, and restrictions are included.

Also, we specify your colour palette in CMYK, Pantone Coated and Uncoated, RGB, and even HEX codes. You receive guidelines that specify important rules such as spacing. The details included in your Brand Bible will depend on the type you select.

We offer three types of Brand Bibles to choose from, pick according to your budget and needs:

Basic – The basic guide includes simple guidelines, including a basic set of rules for brand implementation. This guide is suitable for smaller businesses. Under 10 pages.

Thorough – This thorough guide includes a more robust set of guidelines, including all colour variations and logo configurations. Under 25 pages.

Complete – The complete guide includes a complete set of guidelines, including all possible configurations and variations, as well as a multitude of sample implementations.

As with almost anything, investing now to put the rules in place means less time and money is spent later. A strong brand is only going to be as strong as its rules. Putting the extra time in now and investing in a strong foundation will serve your organisation for years to come.

Below is a pricing guide outlining our three types of Brand Bibles.


Pricing Guide

$5 000
  • simple guidelines
  • basic set of rules for brand implementation
  • under 10 pages
  • $2 500 deposit
$10 000
  • robust guidelines
  • several colour variations, logo configurations
  • under 25 pages
  • $5 000 deposit
$25 000+
  • complete guidelines
  • all possible configurations and variations
  • multitude of sample implementations
  • $10 000 retainer