I am developing the backend for a website. I always had the trouble of making an attractive design for my websites and have never hired any graphic designer yet. I have no logo nor web template.
What are the steps to hire a graphic designer? What information should I read about before hiring one in order to make most out of our time? Where should I find him? What questions should I ask him? How much do they charge and what qualifications should I look out for? Should I disclose my business ideas to the designer or could that be risky?
Finding excellent designers are hard.
Not because they are few, but because the MAIN thing is how you & the designers communicate, get along, like each other, understand each others standpoint and language, how the designer envisions your aims.
- Find designs you like, and find out who did it.
- Collect samples of what you like, so you have something to show the
designers; hinting at what direction you want to go.
- Go to a -say- designer Meetup in your area and talk to people
(sometimes they let you present, and interested designers contact
you. Plus: you meet them face to face).
- Find out how much you can pay. Not what you want to or would like
to. The amount should hurt a little: great design does not come
cheap. It simply does not.
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