services, approach, portfolio, and the costs
Design and other forms of art like photography are a highly subjective matter — take a look at some examples of design in our portfolio below to find out if ‘we are on the same page’… and for photography please go here: photography+video for more information.
What we do:
- photography + video for people and businesses: Real Estate + Architecture, Businesses, Products, Pets, Editorial, Travel
- retouching, photo restoration (Adobe Photoshop work in general)
- aerial photography
- videography, editing
- turn-key websites, blogs
- graphic design (logos, brochures, etc.)
- fine art photography for wall art / canvas art
- visual design consulting (Suggestions how-to-present and visualize your business, your message, your goals, your vision, your achievements)
Our [design] style is modern, contemporary, and ‘less is more’. We monitor all sorts of trends in the world. We use the latest tools, and have experience for decades.
Photography + video are wonderful forms of art and expression. We take photos and create videos. Mostly in a photojournalistic and story-telling style. With Photoshop as a great companion when it comes to image editing: reality can be improved or emphasized. More about photography+video
We have profound experience and we do all the things [we do] for a reason – it’s called BEST PRACTICES in the industry.
“We contacted Frank to photograph our for-sale-by-owner condo after finding his name online.
From the first conversation, he was professional, courteous and responsive.
His expertise and care are evident in the great results.
We’ve viewed many homes for sale and the pictures that Frank took are as excellent as any we’ve seen.
He also took the time to help us with some technical questions after sending us our package.
Frank is a wonderful person with great integrity and skill.
We recommend his work whole-heartedly.” — Robin & Tom, Lyons, Colorado
“I have been working together with Frank since 1998. With his experience he offers fantastic suggestions – which are always improvements on my ideas. He is not “pushy” – allowing the client to portray themselves as they wish, however his suggestions are really good and they have been advantageous for my business. He has met every deadline I have given him and he does so within my budget. I especially appreciate his honesty. I highly recommend Frank.” — Susan, Sarasota, Florida
“Since 1998 Frank Schrader has provided our company with ongoing, excellent support and has also designed our website.
Since 2008 Frank Schrader is doing business as ‘DENALImultimedia LLC’ which is his new business entity.
We confidently recommend Frank Schrader / DENALImultimedia LLC as a solid and reliable vendor, and experts in their field.
— Christiane T, Key Account Management / Marketing, Weiss, Germany
“When Frank Schrader first came forward as the person heading the migration of DHL USA’s Intranet content to the Worldwide Deutsche Post Corporate Intranet, he was a little skeptical. Nevertheless, it was his role – and he embraced it. Last week Frank organized and supported a training workshop for over 40 members of the eCommerce team.
It was supposed to be a workshop tailored to Frank’s constituency, but Frank willingly folded others in when the occassion demanded, including the coordinator for all of Express Canada.
Frank administered that support with enthusiasm and grace – from arranging the training, to advocating use of the tool, to ultimately setting Portal standards and administering portions of the Workshop.
Thanks to Frank, the team is now in place – and DPWN can rest assured that there is a contact person that cares about the product and is enthusiastically supporting its administration and growth.” — a press release, DHL USA
some design work examples from our portfolio
Sector: Interior Design
Sector: Industrial Furniture Design
Sector: Retail, Fabrics
Sector: Delicatesse, Retail
Sector: Corporate Housing, Interior Design, Marketing
Sector: Travel &Tourism
Business field: Retail
Business field: Retail
Business field: Travel
Business field: Retail / online eShop
Dentist’s brochure (inside)
Our pricing is fair, transparent, and we try to find a solution for all or [let’s say] most budget sizes.
Everybody wants to know “what makes you different from others?” — that is a simple question for us: “We are quality-oriented and experienced, so we can work fast. We are punctual and keep deadlines. We are reliable. We are professional and savvy in any size of business environment from small to enterprise.”
You are welcome to compare our prices to others but you must also compare the experience and mid-term / long-term reliability of others. If you are long enough in your business you know what we mean by that.
here are the numbers
Photography, Video, photoshop’ing & Co.
We take photos and create videos. And: photoshopping, video editing, photo retouching and restoration.
Please visit FS photography+video in Longmont / Boulder, Colorado for more information and pricing.
Design, Branding, CI + Corporate Design tasks are (for small businesses) mostly in the 250.oo to 2,000.oo+ USD range PER-TASK,
depending on what you want. Tasks includes things like
- – logo design, style guides, CI/CD design in general
- – business cards
- – folder design
- – brochures
- – post cards, poster, etc.
- – retouching, resizing, cropping, etc.
It’s not possible to put a price tag on such things until we know what our client’s goal, requirements, and target market is.
E.g. a luxury home builder’s sales brochure which offers million-dollar condos will require more effort ranging from paper selection to photos than a dentist’s tri-folded brochure. We create both with equal diligence, but again, the analogy is the Porsche and the Economy car. Another example from the design arena: it will depend how many design cycles (draft, discussion, changes, new draft) you need or how many alternative versions, drafts, mockups in general you request. One more example: for a logo or CI/CD stuff there’s the option of getting a full style-guide documentation or just the raw result.
We have built custom websites since the beginning of the commercial Internet in ca. 1996. From the first static HTML pages to highly dynamic, database-driven sites in the recent past. From small business to enterprise-level environment.
Nowadays, with regard to building websites, we are focusing on WordPress which is the most used and popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world. That is for several reasons: websites can be built fast, websites can cost less than ones that rely on more complex CMS’s. Same is valid for maintenance which is an important factor for businesses, because that can save lots of money. WordPress has Thousands of plug-ins that extend its functionality and which should handle most common requirements.
We offer consulting and hands-on-help for companies who wish to get assistance with decisions, web strategies, planning, implementation, creation, or problems.
We work on an HOURLY BASIS / DAILY FEE BASIS or in many cases FIXED PRICE basis.
From experience we know that it is normal that customers have usually a ‘feature wish list’ that is 3-10 times more worth than the size of their initial budget — it is human psychology: they have burned the lowest price [they have ever seen] into their mind and their expectation is to get their entire feature wish list for that price. Sometimes they don’t realize that super low hourly rates and package prices are only offered by beginners. Or that the price has to go up if more features are requested. More development time leads to higher costs. Quite common sense.
We will provide customers with a realistic quote and will always try to find a good solution for a given budget and/or offer alternatives. You can either ask for a custom quote based solely on your requirement list BUT it helps if you point out your BUDGET if you have one. The latter allows to tailor the quote towards the budget and find a good compromise if budget and feature wish list are far away from reality.
- usually on FIXED PRICE basis. Email a description of your project to get a custom quote!
- USD $75.oo/hr to $125.oo/hr depending on the complexity, duration, and level of the task. Minimum of 2 hrs. required.
More about what services we offer, can be found here: Consulting and Design