Hiring a designer for the first time can be an exciting and stressful experience. Here are some things to be aware of as a client when working with designers to help the process run smoothly.
Have a Business Plan
It’s essential to be prepared. First, you want to make sure you have a strong business plan to decide how you want your brand portrayed. If you aren’t sure about crucial factors, like what services you want to offer, you may want to reevaluate. Being unprepared can slow down the designing process and can affect the deadline. For instance, if you want a menu designed but aren’t sure what items you want to add, that can hinder the process because the designers won’t be able to make progress on the menu until you give them feedback.
When working on a design project, it’s pretty standard for the agency to request information from the client. This can include additional information about your business, branding information, and content (body copy and photos). For instance, if the client wants a website designed but hasn’t responded to requests asking for feedback, it can cause us to get behind. If you don’t respond on time, it can slow down the process and put the project on hold until we can get the necessary information that we need to continue.
Respect the Deadline
Another thing you want to do is to be respectful of the deadline. Why is a deadline important? Well, it keeps the project on course and helps the designers finish the task on time. We need the client to help us stick to the deadline by responding quickly. For instance, as we said in our previous blog post “What Not to Do as a Client”, we stressed the importance of deadlines and how excluding information from the designer can actually cause the process to be delayed.
Now that you know some of the most important things to know as a graphic design client, you’ll be prepared for the next agency that you work with. Our team of expert designers knows just how stressful the process can be which is why we’d like to help you make it as easy as possible. Call us today to get a consult and get started working with some of the best designers in the Appalachians.