You might already have a clear idea of what you need, or you might not but it all starts with a natter. Advice offered is based on experienced best practice, future proofing or a more cost effective solution to your project requirements - not increasing your budget (or my workload!)
Asking for speculative work both devalues my skills & insults your project. Its ok to decide I'm not the designer for you, likewise I'll happily decline unsuitable projects.
Good design is a fluid, creative swirl of ideas, concepts, skills & joy we both deserve to feel uplifted by.
Design is my profession & I'm inherently passionate about what I do (ok, I'm a nerd). I'll always deliver work beyond your budget at no additional cost, but wont spend hours on the phone where a concise, directive email will do. I'm dyslexic (many creatives are) plus my memory is shocking. Firing me an email with additional ideas, changes or questions is more productive than asking me to email you my thoughts following a long conversation. Seriously, just ask my mum.