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How to hire a graphic designer

First of all, you should try to find a designer that specializes in the design field that interests you for the specific project. For example, if the case is a new logo and brand identity design of your company, you need a brand identity designer, specialized in corporate identity design and branding. If the case is a poster, then you should try to find a designer specialized in print design Communicating the right information to the right professional with the appropriate skills, style and attitude can be very difficult. Here are some tips that can be very helpful for you to find the right designer for every project.

Be Specific and Accurate

It is very important to give as many accurate details about your design project as possible. Not every graphic designer can do everything and what you have in mind is some times much more difficult to be communicated the right way and clearly understood by others. You should be specific about the includes of the project (corporate identity design, logo design, printed material, illustration, manipulation and alternation of photographs, websites or packaging). Before choosing a designer, just check his/her portfolio and make sure he/she has the potential to create exactly what you’re looking for.

Be Upfront about Budget and Terms

State your budget and terms at the first or second communication with the designer. You will not be able to bargain a graphic designer down by not telling him/her how much money you can spend on a project, and in the design field you definitely get what you pay for. Tell the designer from the beginning what your budget is, what your timeline or deadline is, and how you want to handle the process. By doing this, you will be dealing with the best designers available for your pocket, instead of those that are too expensive or not skilled enough.

Be Honest and Professional

Designers are professionals and you should treat them the same way you would like to be treated. Consider your graphic designer as a respected partner and you can both come out happy with good results.
Following the guidelines above, you should have no problems, but if issues do come up, just remain calm, and analyze the situation. In this art-originated profession, a little patience and honesty is needed.

Thanks for taking the time to read these tips. Good luck in your search!

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