How To Choose A Graphic Design Company
Choosing a graphic design company can be frustrating, difficult and
time consuming. At first, cost and size will probably be at the top of
your list, but, there are a lot of other important things worth
considering. First and foremost, take note of these things that are
important in any industry:
1) Did your potential designer show up at the scheduled time for your meeting?
2) Did they research everything before this meeting?
3) Was your staff treated with respect or like they were not important?
Once you have gotten the answers to these questions, your list of
possible designers will most likely be smaller, as well as better.
When you want to know about the attention to detail that a designer
will take when doing your project, just look at how much effort they
put forth with respect to their appearance. Wearing clean shoes and
having neatly trimmed fingernails indicate that they do pay attention
when it comes to details. Also, check if their portfolio of work is
straight. Yes, these are small details, but, nonetheless, very
A great designer is always prepared; they should be very confident and
have everything they need when they meet with you initially. If they
aren't prepared, then you know that doing business with them is not
going to be what you want to do.
It's a fact that people who share similiar points of view will work
well together. Finding a designer who thinks like you do is so
important; they must understand where you are coming from.
When you are trying to choose a designer, keep in mind to not dismiss
one just because they have a small portfolio. Just because a designer
has fancy clothes and a super-thick portfolio doesn't mean they are the
right person for the job. Perhaps the designer without a college degree
and a super-small portfolio is the right one for you. Quality is what
matters and it all comes down to the right message getting out to your
In your quest to find a designer, knowing exactly what you need is not
necessary; that is what you are hiring them for. Your needs are what
they will offer solutions to. If you are concerned with pricing, be
sure and get a range of three or four estimates. One thing to remember
is that the lower figures translate to less concept development and
research time, not a lower hourly rate; thus, the end result would be a
less unique and creative piece.
To sum it up, be sure to interview a lot of different designers and
design firms before you make your decision. Ask what they charge per
hour for creative work and thoroughly go over their portfolios. Hire
the one that you think you would like working with based on what they
did for other clients and how they presented themselves to you. A
talented designer will influence your existing and potential market,
create a positive perception of your business and, of course, increase
After you have chosen a designer, let them do the job you are paying
them to do. Let them concentrate on what they are best at and you, in
turn, can focus on what you are best at; this will be how you get the