Tips for Finding a Good Graphic Designer

Getting the right image for your brand or business is often a hassle and a lot of work. Getting the right designs can also be very tricky. So you need a graphic designer to take care of this hassle and it can be very challenging finding the right graphic designer to handle the design or image branding for your business, blog or whatever it is you might want to put out there.

Just like a bad marriage partner, a bad graphic designer would seriously dent your image and cause you trouble and heartache. On the other hand, a good one…

In the case where you might want to handle the graphic designing yourself, you might be just too busy and this is where it becomes necessary to hire a professional graphic designer to take care of things for you. This will definitely make your life easier!

There is great responsibility in running a successful business or brand or image, especially for entrepreneurs, and the job of juggling it all at once only becomes too real.

Seriously, why waste your time and effort at something you are not the greatest at when you can get someone better to get it done? If you are not any good at it, you risk losing potential clients and sponsors. Think hard about it and make that move. Find the right Designer! Below are some tips that will help you take the hassle out of hiring the right man or woman for the job.

Do Your Own Research. 

What businesses or brands really catch your eye that you might want to emulate? When you find one, see if there is any credit given to a web design firm or graphic designer. On business page websites, you might usually find this in the footer towards the bottom of the page or in the source code. You can always email the business owner and ask them if you can’t find who the designer is. They might be willing to provide you with that information. Otherwise keep searching!

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Have They Got A Portfolio?

It can be a very time-consuming task having to pick up the phone and call each designer or even sending them an email. The best way to find a graphic designer that specializes in exactly what you are looking for is by checking out their portfolio!

A graphic designer’s portfolio is a strong example of the saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ Typically, you will see examples of their best work on their portfolio and be able to decide what their focus is and what they are good at simply by looking at their portfolio.

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Are you a Novice Designer? 

Although this should be self-explanatory, it’s worth a mention here. You definitely want a graphic designer with experience;someone that also has business ethics and is professional in how he handles business. Ask them about their experience in specific mediums, especially in the area or aspects that you might want him to work for you.

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Talk About What You Want

Once you have decided on a graphic designer, you want to make it very clear what you are looking for. Often, this type of work goes bad simply because the client wasn’t specific on what they wanted. You need to be specific about the graphics, colors, columns, sizes, etc. Give as much details about the job as you possibly can. Be explicit, be graphical. This will put your mind at ease knowing that your graphic designer knows just what you want.

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Why Hire a Graphic Designer You Might Ask?

According to Scott Bedbury, “a brand is a story that is always being told”.

Consistent Branding

Your branding is a huge part of building a successful business. How easily can a person, especially a customer pick out your product easily? To seriously create an impression, you will want to bring a professional graphic designer on board to do this hard work. They will ensure your logo; fonts, images and colors are consistent across every medium.

Make a Bigger Impression

For whatever field you find yourself in, there are thousands others in that same field. You already have many competitors. As such, for you to be recognized and to make any impression at all, it’s going to take some effort.Maybe really a lot of work if you are in a cut throat industry. Your graphic designer can help design your business blog, logo and even your social media channels and promotional materials. They will do so in a way that captures attention and generates action. Every advantage helps in such a competitive world.

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So now what? You’re probably looking for a designer? You’ve got the best array of choices to select from on!