I’m running a company that needs design work from time to time. Things like business cards, web design, marketing materials, etc. We probably have about 20 hours a month of design work on average.
What are good resources for finding designers? Where do designers look for clients? I’ve tried my network to no avail. Should I be posting on job search sites? Are there design forums that designers frequent?
Edit: The company I’m running is a start up, so while I’m willing to pay a designer, I’d rather not have to pay a headhunter to find one.
- word of mouth (Typically the most common method)
- your local Chamber of Commerce (or other business org) if you want to stay local
- your local startup incubator/organization (they should have plenty of suggestions)
- your local AIGA (in the USA. Other countries likely have their own graphic design industry groups)
- Web sites such as dribbble.com or behance.com etc. where graphic designers post their portfolios