Creating one logo or revamping a multinational companies identity is not the same. That is why I will have some questions about the scope of the project during our first meeting. Based on that, I will be able to send a precise proposal.
That again depends on the project and the number of items that has to be created. On average, a project could last from 3 weeks to 6 months or even more.
First I'll do a research that will give us a design plan. If the plan is approved, the creative phase kicks in. Once we have all the items ready, we can move into the deploying phase.
Im always involving my clients into every step of the process as much as I can, or as much as they like. Based on experience, active communication results in better & more enduring design.
In the age of the internet, this should not be an issue. I can adjust to your schedule and we can agree on a specific date for regular updates through skype or any other communication tool you like. Plus I'm not against traveling at all.
Given enough care, a consistent identity can be your best salesman, talking to all of your prospective clients at once, nonstop for the foreseeable future. The impression of this salesman can mean the world of difference