What to look for when choosing a web designer.
Everybody wants to make their mark on the online world, but, as an established or new company, how do you make sure that you’re getting bang for your buck when it comes to finding a designer?
Well, here are a few tips to help you wade your way more smoothly through the design industry.
Firstly, talk, talk, and talk! Make sure that the designer/s asks you plenty of questions. The more they work to establish what you want from them then the more likely you will be to end up with something you are happy with.
A good designer will show you how to do it yourself in the long term. The more they teach you about how to easily access and update the site, the easier thing will be when it comes to the site management in the future.
If you like what you see, go for it! If a designer has a portfolio you’re impressed with then they’re the ones for you! But don’t go with any designer that says they can “create anything you like, it doesn’t matter if there’s nothing like it in their portfolio” – chances are this isn’t going to happen.
Ultimately, the best result will come out of your communication with the designer. Make sure that you know what you want before you into the consultation. Research other pages you like design-wise (keep in mind it doesn’t matter if the site you like is for a completely different brand. In this case, what it looks like is what matters).
SIDENOTE: Don’t forget that your target audience, the content you want in the site and your marketing strategy are just as important as anything else when it comes to design. Make sure you have a basic idea of who you’re selling to and how you want to do it before you go into the consultation – it will pay off in the long run!
Good luck designer hunters!