Questions & Answers
Who do you work with?
Good business comes from healthy relationships. We work with individual and businesses we find intriguing, that have potential, and “get” our way of thinking. We take on projects that turn us on. We have played in a lot of fields over the year, but are particularly known for our results with new ventures, tech startups, hospitality ventures, digital brands, food and beverage, non-profits… and we have a thing for small businesses, too.
Do you collaborate with other agencies?
Results are exponential when they stem from a common effort. We often craft strategies in collaboration with PR agencies, marketing departments, and help them achieve the goals they have set for their clients. With us on board, agencies can propose a broader range of services to their clientele, while being able to dedicate their own time on what they do best. We take care of the rest.
How big is your agency?
It’s small, and that’s a major plus for you. Keeping our permanent staff to a minimum, while hiring designers we trust for each project, allows us to keep our overhead very low, and pass those savings onto you. Bigger is not always better, and certainly not when it comes to running a smart business.
Is my project too big/small for us to work together?
It’s possible, but it’s highly unlikely. Projects come in all shapes and sizes, but all share a common denominator: the need for a thorough, efficient plan of action, followed by actual execution. We work with a multitude of businesses of all sizes (literally, from Fortune 500 to the butcher next door), and make a point of crafting solutions that match their expectations and capabilities. We wouldn’t be very good at our job if we were not able to scale it to our clients’ needs, now, would we?
How do you charge for your services?
As consultants and creative directors, we charge our clients a monthly retainer fee based upon the number of hours we estimate is required to achieve the objectives we have set. The designers we select charge hourly for the work they create around your brand. We pass this cost onto you without raising it or taking a cut of any kind.
Can you work with an existing team?
We play nice with others! Our clients often have an in-house existing team, responsible for specific tasks, and we love collaborating with them. We also understand the work of PR agencies, advertising agencies etc. and are happy to create strategies that make the most of their abilities in order to deliver the best ROI for the client.
Can you work with clients anywhere in the world?
The Imagists was founded in Los Angeles, which remains its glorious home base, but is inspired by the philosophy of our very French creative director. We currently help brands on both US coasts, in Europe and in Asia, and are always looking forward to expanding our horizons.
Where do you find your designers?
We value face-to-face interaction with our designers, and only work with people we have thoroughly vetted and have a proven record of excellence and professionalism. A vast majority of the work we commission is locally grown.
What makes you different?
Our business model is unique and our practices are innovative and efficient. We do what we do with our clients in mind and we want them to be happy. We craft solutions that make sense for YOU, and we’re awesome at it. Above all, we LOVE our job.