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Our Process

Cardinal prides itself on our client service, transparency, and accessibility throughout the design process. We make sure that you can see every step of our process so you are fully integrated into every decision made, ensuring that you get the best possible maps that meet your needs.

  • ProposalProposal & Estimate
    The first thing we will send you is a comprehensive proposal, estimate, and timeline.

    We will always meet your needs: from making sure you get your maps on time and ensuring we stay within your budget.
  • Kick OffKick Off Meeting
    The Kick-Off Meeting is our chance to learn more about your organization and your needs.

    This helps ensure that our final product will help meet and exceed your core objectives. We will discuss the proposal in detail and answer any and all questions you and your team might have.
  • Style SheetSamples & Style Sheet
    To guide the entire design process we will create several Style Sheets and Samples to give you a better idea of what the final maps will look like.
  • PortalClient Portal
    At Cardinal, transparency is key to our process.

    You and your team will all have access to a client portal where you can see our progress, view files, make comments, and collaborate with the Cardinal team directly.
  • TrackingTime Tracking
    Want to see how far along we are in the timeline? We have a tool for that too.

    From this portal you can see what tasks we have completed and how much time we have spent on tasks.

    It's oversight, project management, and peace of mind for our clients.
  • ReportingWeekly Reporting
    Every week we will send you a one sheet telling you the key tasks we have completed, project timeline, and budget updates.

    It's our way of making project management simple and ensuring transparency for you.
  • BudgetBudget Tracking
    Our time tracking tool also lets you keep track of the project budget.

    Get updates on each section of the project budget, receive and pay invoices, and view past invoices all from the same platform.
  • FilesFiles & Deliverables
    All our files will be delivered to you in any possible format you might need.

    The print or interactive files will be ready for use and the design files with instructions on how to edit or update them are sent once the project is complete.
  • SupportSupport & Set Up
    We want to make sure that your maps work every single time, and we are here to help.

    From advice on how to present files online, printing questions, or integrating an interactive map we offer full support for all of our maps.