I've been working as a graphic designer for a small company for a little over a year (I originally started as a college intern and became my boss's first employee). My boss specializes in video production, my creative director has no background/experience in design or art, I'm the only art related person in my office.
For our regular clients who I'm familiar with and provide me branding guidelines and graphic assets, I can create an ad within 45 min-1.5 hours. When we get a new client they often provide us with bad/no assets & branding guidelines, and vague requests. These ads I create from scratch in approx. 3-5 hours.
For the ad I've just completed I was provided with no assets, no guidelines, I even had to write the text to go in it. I created a 4 piece ad from a blank canvas and my imagination. My total time clocked in at 10 hours.
I would really like some feedback from people in the field as to whether or not my times are realistic. I don't feel like I can trust my co-workers feedback, as I don't think they have a realistic idea of how much work actually goes into design.