Choosing the right graphic designer

 

 

Choosing the right graphic designer can be a daunting task for many business owners, I want to make your choice easier, which is why I put together a list of important things to consider when hiring a graphic designer.

 

  1. • Avoid using designers from overseas, they may offer bargain prices but unless they are qualified, experienced in the industry and aware of your local market you usually get what you pay for. Be aware of the time and effort that goes into proffe  ssional design, it takes time to create artwork from scratch. Make sure that your design has not been “taken” or “borrowed from a clip-art site.


  2. • Thoroughly look at a graphic designer's own website. A professional website design can represent a significant investment, have a look at their online portfolio, do you like their style? Check out their Facebook or instagram page, see what previous clients are saying about them.

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  4.  • If you are local organize a face to face meeting to get to know them. Do they understand your business and market? You want to find someone who has a similar style to you, someone whose work you admire and who you believe you can trust with your business. It is really important to know your style, If you don’t know your style you need to sit down and really think before contacting a designer.

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  6. • Have a look at what they do best, someone who is purely a web designer may not be the best fit for designing your logo.

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  8. • Ask questions.

  9. Do I own copyright?

  10. What file types will I receive
    Do you design from scratch?
    What is the design process?
    Do you provide a brief form?
    Do you offer ongoing support?
    How long have you been a designer?

  11. How much do they charge for additional changes to artwork?

 

If you feel I am the right gal for your business please feel free to drop me a line!