But what do you look for to ensure that you are dealing with someone highly skilled and capable of bringing to life the idea you have in your mind? Here are a few key characteristics to look out for:
Always consult the designer and request information about their work background, where they studied, and ask for a portfolio of their work. This will not only confirm their work experience but also be a good indicator of their unique design style and whether it will work for what you want to achieve. Certain designers prefer to work in niche areas, so ask the designer if they prefer to specialise in any particular style or medium.
Design is a process that requires a lot of learning, creative thinking, and quite a bit of back and forth between designers or the designer and the client. They have to capture the essence of a brand and its message, but to do that, they’ll have to display a great amount of patience in discussing the concept with clients, all the way to finally completing the project.
You turn to a specialist for advice and assistance on matters that you aren’t skilled or qualified enough to do yourself. Just so, when you commission a graphic designer, you should expect them to be knowledgeable enough to ask you the right questions and give you feedback on the initial ideas and concept you have in mind. They should also confidently but tactfully advise you against ideas that will serve more harm than good or put your brand in the wrong light.
Graphic designers are visual storytellers and as such, should be able to convey a message, feeling and characteristic accurately with the imagery they create. A great deal of their work involves conceptually developing a visual representation of what their clients explain to them about their business’ purpose, ethos and personality. That is why you must find a graphic designer capable of translating your intentions and message into striking imagery.
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