How do I work ?

CONTACT

You can contact me here on my Contact page, or directly at nt.nguyent [at] hotmail.fr. I will get back to you within 24 hours (or on Monday if you contact me Friday night) and will answer to any questions you might have.

INITIAL CONVERSATION

I usually go through this via email or your preferred communication service. We will go over

  • Your project : the type of content you need, game art, concepts, illustration, lore, the art style and ideas you might already have by using reference boards… 

  • Your Budget, due date of the project, licensing, time estimate and price quote over the work in order to make a contract.

  • Answer any questions you might have (or I might have).

INITIAL DEPOSIT

Once the project is set up, I request an initial payment of 25% in order to begin the work as well as a signed contract and resources/references you are able to provide me with.

While working on your piece, I will update you every 3 to 4 days on the process.

BEGINNING OF WORK AND IDEA EXPLORATIONS

I will begin the work and provide you with 3 to 4 preparatory sketches. I will send these for approval and for you to be sure we are going toward the same direction and to choose with which idea we should continue. 

At this point, you can ask for any big edits you dim relevant, mix various elements in the design... We can even go back and begin from scratch again if it doesn’t work.

Note : I usually ask for written feedback, but sometimes it is easier to explain by voice and I am happy to schedule a video-call to discuss upon the artwork at each feedback sessions.

FIRST DRAFT

Once we have a first idea at our design, I will push forward the idea to a more detailed form. For concept art it means exploring the design more with various shapes and design ideas, while for illustration, it would be working for a first draft. At around 40% completion, I will send for a second approval.
I am open for feedback and will happily answer your questions at any stage. 

SECOND DRAFT

If the design is approved upon, I will detail it toward completion. At this step, we can workout minor changes to be done, color changes... 

WHICH DELIVERABLE TO EXPECT

Once the final version is approved, I will deliver the files as .PNG, as well as your extension of choice (TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PSD…) as defined in the contract.

LET’S START !

I would love to get in contact with you. Whether you have questions about me, the workflow, or anything else, I’d love to help !
You can get in touch by emailing me at nt.nguyent [at] hotmail.fr or on my Contact page.

FAQ

Why do you do a contract ?
A contract states clear expectations and boundaries for both parties. It protects the project from misunderstanding. Communication should be as clear as possible between us and a contract allows for a smooth experience working together.

Do you work on weekends/at night time ?
I work during working hours from Monday to Friday. If you need me to work Saturday, Sunday or after 8PM, I can do so at an extra cost.

Which timezone are you ?
Paris/Brussels : UTC+2//GMT+2
If you live in Los Angeles : I’m 9 hours ahead.

My work is urgent ! Can you do it in priority ?
Yes, I can move you to the top of my priority list at an extra cost.

How do you prefer to get paid ?
Paypal/Transferwise. Google Pay doesn’t work in many countries outside the US apparently.