As a designer, I’ve worked with a lot of people and I’m one of the lucky ones that have amazing clients. Of course, there were some who gave me quite a bit of trouble, but this post isn’t about that. This post will help you understand what you need to do while working with a graphic designer.
One of the most important factors in hiring a graphic designer is your budget, so here are a few things that will help you find the right designer and get the best result for your budget.
Find your style
This is the most important part of finding the right designer. Before hiring someone, you will need to find your style, something that suits your personal style, but it is also good for your business. You should hire a designer that has a similar style to the one you want because even though most designers are happy to create any type of design, finding someone with the same style will make the process run much easier.
Telling your designer that you want a modern website is not enough. Most graphic designers are not mind readers, though if you are lucky you might find one, so it’s important to bring references. I always encourage my clients to show me what they like.
Creating a mood board on Pinterest will make the process less time-consuming. You should add everything that you think will be useful, not just websites and logos, but also fonts, colors, even photographs.
Don’t tell your designer to copy someone else’s site, but try to examine a site you like and see what makes it so special to you.
Talk to them
Before you hire a graphic designer, make sure you know everything there is to know about the process. Most designers have terms or policies, but they won’t mind if you ask other questions. A design contract is also important and it will state everything that is included in the design. If you decide to look for another designer after multiple rounds of questions, it would be very helpful to let them know why you didn’t choose them.
Working with a graphic designer on a custom blog or on your branding takes time, so you should always be available for questions and you should answer them asap.
If you don’t like something, let your designer know, don’t wait until the site is ready to install. A good designer will use your criticism to improve his work and won’t take it personally. Don’t get angry, maybe he misunderstood something or you are having trouble communicating, in any case, be very clear and concise.
If things don’t improve, it might be time to end the project. You are either having trouble communicating or the design might be too complex. This won’t be a good experience for either party, but you will learn a lot from it and it will be better next time.
Listen to your graphic designer
You’ve hired someone for her skill and expertise, so if your graphic designer suggests some changes, she will probably know what she is doing.
Now that you have a wonderful new site, let your friends know about it and maybe tell them about your amazing graphic designer. There’s no better reward than that.