Increase Product Sales In A Few Easy steps!

Getting started with CGI is easy. There are a few key steps to take that will help with getting your project started and completed efficiently.

Familiarize Yourself With Our Pricing

The first step in using our service is to familiarize yourself with our transparent pricing structure on “Our Services” page.

Connect With Us

  • Schedule a Call or Use Our Form:
    • Choose to schedule a call or use our Initial Contact Form here.
    • Share details about your product and specific requirements.

Once we understand your product and desired visuals, we align our services with your needs. Then, we discuss refining a tailored quote based on your details.

Requesting A Quote

To provide an accurate quote, we’ll send you a Preliminary Project Brief Form to fill out completely. This information will be included in the Project Brief if the project moves forward.

Project Creation

Once an accepted quote is in place, we will recommend you submit all required materials and information to complete the Project Brief. This includes:

  • Product labeling
  • Reference images and dimensions
  • Branding colors
  • Any other media you’d like included

Our Process:

As soon as we have all the requested items outlined in your Project Brief, our team springs into action, crafting your stunning product visuals.

  1. Material Collection: Once we receive all items in your Project Brief, our team begins crafting your stunning product visuals.
  2. Approval Checkpoints: To keep projects running smoothly and within budget, we include multiple approval checkpoints to ensure the final result meets your expectations.
  3. Model Storage: After developing your product models, we keep it on file for future use.
    • No re-modeling is needed unless there’s a change in shape or configuration.
    • Updating labels is free and can be easily incorporated into your next project.

Project Briefs

As mentioned above, Project Briefs are essential to creating product visuals. Have a look at below for information about what a Project Brief is, why one is necessary, and what information a well structured one should include.

What is a Project Brief

Project Brief Essentials:

A Project Brief contains vital information for creating visuals that fit your brand. It includes:

  • Your existing website
  • Vision
  • Competitors
  • Budget
  • Deadlines

A well-structured brief streamlines the project, reducing extensive back-and-forth communication. Here are additional key questions your brief should address:

  • What’s your project’s timeframe?
  • What type and size of imagery will you need?
  • Where will you use your images and/or animations?
  • What style or mood are you aiming to convey?

Creating Your Project Brief:

  • Quotation Stage: The Project Brief begins forming during the quotation stage through our Initial Project Brief Form, where we learn about your general project requirements.
  • Combining Information: The Project Brief combines information from the Initial Project Brief Form with all other pertinent materials needed for the quote.

Before filling out the Initial Project Brief Form, review the outline below to understand what will be needed for a completed Project Brief.

Summarizing your priorities.

1. Outline Your Project Needs

Within the project brief, offer a concise overview of your project. Include essential details such as the number of required images or animations, the emotions you want to evoke in your audience, and your budget and deadlines.

2. Provide Reference Images

Regardless of the type of visuals you are needing, including reference images in your brief is invaluable. Example images, shop drawings of your product’s prototype, or even snapping a few shots of your existing product helps us understand your project’s essential requirements. If you’re uncertain about taking reference images, consult our step-by-step guide on our reference page.

3. Describe Your Target Audience

Your project centers around your customer. Understanding your audience’s demographics enables effective visual communication. Consider details like age, ethnic background, hobbies, and interests.

4. Specify Your Budget

Clearly stating your budget from the outset is beneficial and can save time. With knowledge of your financial constraints, we can develop a plan more efficiently. See our example project on this page to get an idea of typical costs before requesting a quote.

Specifying Your Project Requirements

5. Visual Style:

Specify the type of visuals you need. Do you require white or transparent background photography for your catalog or website listings, or are you interested in creative CGI photography or product animations? Each style has a distinct price point, so this information is valuable. See our services page for examples of the types of imagery available.

6. Size Requirements:

By indicating the size and/or intended use of your product visuals, we’ll be able to ensure you get just the right size and quality to suite their intended use.

7. Quantity:

To provide an accurate quote and proposed timeline, we need to know the exact number of creative visuals, white background images, or animations you require. See our example project on this page to get an idea of typical costs before requesting a quote.

8. Mood and Style:

A mood board, or a simple a collection of example inspirational images and information pertaining to your brands font styles and color palette within your brief will effectively convey your vision and mood. Platforms like Pinterest and Instagram are excellent for bookmarking ideas.

9. Share Your Website:

Your website offers insights into what style best suits your brand. If you plan to integrate visuals into your current website, send us a link or screenshots. If you’re designing a new website, even work-in-progress mockups are helpful.

10. Deadline:

Transparency about your deadline, especially if it’s well in advance, is highly beneficial. CGI modeling projects require time, so getting in touch a month or more ahead of your deadline is advisable to prevent delays.