I'm Sydnee "Syd" Davidson, a freelance graphic designer, motion graphics artist, and multi-medium artist. I have 13 years in the television experience, predominantly in TV & Film Development (pitch decks & sizzles) and Post Production (graphics) processes. When I'm not designing graphics, I enjoy other creative outlets such as storytelli
I'm Sydnee "Syd" Davidson, a freelance graphic designer, motion graphics artist, and multi-medium artist. I have 13 years in the television experience, predominantly in TV & Film Development (pitch decks & sizzles) and Post Production (graphics) processes. When I'm not designing graphics, I enjoy other creative outlets such as storytelling, drawing, painting pet portraits and fantasy miniatures, water coloring landscapes, coloring with markers, and baking cookies.
One of the motion graphic designers that worked on the Day Time Emmy Award winning show, The Best Thing I Ever Made.
Design on Authentic Entertainment's 2011 Press Kit won the 2011 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award
The package design for The Bindlestiffs DVD won the 2011 GDUSA American Package Design Award
Many of these FAQs apply to pitch deck projects. Please contact me if you want to discuss a project and/or cannot find an answer to your question below.
Each project is unique, and therefore has its own pricing. Please contact me and describe your project to so I can provide an estimate.
To be safe, I'll need at least a week's notice to get started. Sometimes I can start sooner, but this usually allows time for you to collect all the assets I might need to get started. If it's super urgent, a rush fee will be applied.
It's best to make sure you have it written first (I do not write or edit them), and to have any sort of imagery collected for it. This includes any reference material that might be helpful for me to understand the look and tone you're going for. Images that will be going into the deck must be high res and watermark free. Try to stay away from Stock Photos unless you plan to purchase them. (For development projects, the photos don't have to be licensed).
Yes, however I charge an extra fee for project files, and this should be discussed before beginning on the deck as I prefer to use InDesign. If you're not familiar with InDesign and would prefer to edit, then I can make arrangements to build the deck in a program you're more comfortable using, though some design options might be more limited. You should also note that any project files I deliver should only be used for the specific project it was created for. And in more cases than not, after a deck has been finalized, clients find it easiest to have me address additional notes they might need to address (perhaps feedback from pitch meetings?), which I'm happy to do at an hourly rate.
In most cases, after an estimate is agreed upon, I ask to receive a 50% deposit up front before getting started, then the remaining balance before I deliver the final draft and/or project files.
Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card (+ convenience fee), Check, ACH/Wire Transfer. Keep in mind, the sooner I receive a deposit payment, the sooner I can get started.