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Most people handle visual thing so much better than just a simple and plain text. For that reason, you need to create remarkable visual for your business and find a designer can help you with that. Now, the question is, how do you find the best graphic designers among so many options out there?
Obviously, it is not easy to do. This is an issue that you have to tackle well if you really want to find the best designer that could create a high-quality design that reflects your business vision. Fail to do that means you will end up with inappropriate design, low-quality design, fewer customers, and lose more money.
There is a number of steps that you must follow to find the best graphic design service provider to work for you:
Start with knowing what you want
What is exactly that you want this the best graphic designers do for you?
Listen here. Find a designer is a broad and general term that used to describe of someone with a skill to create something in the world of visual art, and also have experience designing something both on digital and print.
The best graphic designers could work in print media (brochure, business card, and packaging) and web media (website design, social media graphic, and so on). Who is it that you want? A web designer, logo designer, packaging designer, business card designer, brand identity designer, or what?
As you can see, the term graphic designer is a very broad term. In order to find a designer that could the perfect job for you, you need to know exactly what you want. You also need to know that most designers have expertise in particular field. So, when you already know what you want, it will be easier to find someone who specializes in that area.
Outline the Project
What you need to do now is to write an outline of the project. It means you need to write down everything about the project, what kind of design that you need (logo, packaging, website, and so on), an introduction about your business and everything else between.
Why do you need to do this? Remember, you just start the journey to find the right graphic design service provider for you. You need to write the outline of this project so the suitable designer will respond to you.
Look at the Right Places
Where are you going to look for the best graphic designer to work for you? There are a couple of options:
- Graphic designer agency
Look around you, you may find a couple of graphic designer agencies that ready to do any kind of job that you need them to do. Sort them out based on reputation and portfolio from the previous job
- Portfolio sites
There are portfolios sites that give you access to portfolios of their member. You can search based on the skill and ability. This is where you may find those who are not available of freelancing sites. The thing is, this portfolio site is not a work platform. You have to contact the designer on your own and created your own means of communication.
- Freelancing site
There are many freelancing sites where you can find hundreds of freelancer that offer graphic design service. Start with a reputable freelancing site such as Sribu and Sribu in Indonesia. In this kind of sites, you can browse the designer profile, portfolio, make a comparison between one another, and perhaps come up with a couple of candidates.
Once you pass through the above steps, now you will have a couple of candidates that you like. What is next? Review these candidates portfolio.
Check their past design to find their personal style and design aesthetic. Many designers are an expert for particular design style. Do you see something that you like? Do you think that the designer is able to create something that really represents their client or not?
Make sure to compare the portfolio of designer that specializing in the area that you are looking for. For example, if you are in need of a website designer, then you should compare the portfolio from several website designers only.
Check on their experience as well. How long these designers have work in this field? Do they have enough experience to deliver exactly what their client needs? If they ever work for a big name out there, then it will be a plus point.
Not only you need to review their portfolio, but you also need to look at how they do their job.
How does the whole process will take place? Remember that this design will be part of your business. It will represent your business in public so it should be able to really show who you really are.
The best graphic designers will know about this, so they usually have a list of question to ask about your business. It will help them get the idea about what are your business, what it represents, its market target, style, and everything else about it. The designer will use the whole information to help them create a perfect design just for you.
Now, does your candidate also work through that process? If they don’t, how they will be able to create something that really represents your business?
Do the candidates create everything from scratch or they use a template or pre-made design? How long they will be able to finish a project? Do they deliver only one design or do they come up with several designs for you to choose?
You can ask all those questions to your candidates. You need to know what kind of thing they are going to do to finish your project. It will make you feel much more comfortable knowing that the designer already builds a work line from the very beginning to the end of it.
Consider your budget. You need to negotiate the pricing with the candidate. Can they do their job with the available budget? If not, you need to look for someone else. Negotiation over-pricing is crucial. But first, you need to know the market rates for the design you want to make. This way, you can offer the perfect price, not-too-low for the professional designer.
Consider a trial project
So, you have several candidates that you really like and don’t know which one to choose. Why don’t you open a trial project? It doesn’t have to be a big one, just a simple one that will showcase the candidate’s talent. This way, you will be able to pick the one that really fit for your business. Just one more thing to remember, you have to pay for this trial project as well.
Look for the signs
When you are still struggling to find a designer, watch closely for some bad sign or red flags coming from the designer. When you found those signs, better look for someone else.
What is the sign? If a designer didn’t want to share the process of their work, didn’t respond to you immediately, asking for full fee in advance, and didn’t giving you up to date information about how the project goes, then it is time for you to stop and look for someone else who didn’t do all those things.
When you already have someone in mind, contact this person and make an agreement with him. Both parties should have a full understanding about the project in hand and this agreement will make everything goes smoothly. The client will know when they will receive the final project, the price they have to pay, and how many chances of revision they can get. On the other hand, the designer knows exactly what was expected from them and deliver it right on time. Any future dispute should refer to the agreement as the problem solver.