To see how we at Jona Hoad work please follow the process below.
1. Initial Enquiry
Initial Enquiry explained:
Potential client contacts Jona Hoad Design with an idea/requirement.
2. The Brief
The Brief explained:
From the initial enquiry we would arrange a client meeting to establish the brief, either in the offices of the design company, or on site where the project is based. This brief tells us what the job entails, what the specifications are, and helps both sides identify potential challenges, the scope and complexity of project.
3. Presentation of Images
Presentation of Images explained:
We then present images which would establish the direction the project may follow. Our aim is to create a visual montage of images that represent an idea, and convey the essence of the project via mood and feel boards. Imagine a huge family tree working in reverse to try to condense lots of areas and come up with the correct solution.
Any project can be engineered but is it viable? Is it meeting the expectations of our client? We can establish this very early on, saving time and money on both parts. Information from the client at an early stage is key. It is so important to know and say Do we want one or ten thousand?. If we know the requirements then we can adopt the right process or engineer the project in the correct direction.
5. Drawings & Models
Drawings & Models explained:
From that point we start to put together simple sketch drawings, sketch models, etc. Then we work the drawings up from 2D elevations and plans to 3D computer model drawings.
We can work from architects drawings and be provided a set of drawings which we can work with and draw onto. We may then provide 2 or 3 options for the project. That is narrowed down to the most suitable piece which then goes into drawings, plans, elevations and 3D modeling.
6. Working with Specialists
Working with Specialists explained:
Part of our process is to gather specialist information. We discuss projects with specialists, engineers and technicians. If there is a specialism we will research this area, provide a solution. We will manage and take responsibility for finding the correct specialism. Ie electronics, rapid manufacture, material, etc.
We then go to the prototype stage which allows us to effectively do a dress rehearsal of the product. It helps us find problem areas and confirm the correct methods of production. This is particularly useful because what we create is unique bespoke and there may be an easier way to engineer it.
Once the prototype or scale model has been approved we then go into the production of the piece.
On receipt of a signed off purchase order form, and a deposit of 50% of the total project cost, we will commence production and confirm a delivery date.
We liaise with our client throughout the process to keep them updated on progress.
10. Delivery & Installation
Delivery & Installation explained:
Delivery dates are agreed. We do not install ourselves however we do oversee operations and can help source specialist contractors within this area if required.
Payment is made in stages typically 50% deposit with purchase order and 50% payable on completion of product prior to delivery. This process can be tailored to suit projects if appropriate.