When you need to choose a designer for a brand or design, there are lots of things you have to take into consideration. You can’t simply allocate the job to the first designer you meet, because they won’t necessarily have the right credentials.

Yes, you have to be careful. We want to be the right person for you too. The first thing you have to do is figure out what you want from your design. You can mull this over as you wash up the dishes, while you play a foxy bingo game, or before you go to sleep. Then you need to remember the points below, when you seek a designer.

Do your research – There are thousands of us out there, so you have to do your research, if you want the right designer for the job. Ask around, get a second opinion, ask us lots of questions, browse our portfolios. Designers appreciate it when their potential clients have done their homework.

How much are you willing to spend? – Whatever the project is, it is going to have a budget allocated to it. If you are working with a small budget, then you need to be realistic about the designers you approach. Of course I’m not suggesting you have to get an inexperienced designer, just one who is willing to work within your price range.

What do they specialise in? – You might have a specific thing in mind, that only certain designers are capable of. This is another reason why research is a good idea. If you are unsure if a designer knows how to create an effect, or will adapt to a different style, you need to ask them before you employ.

The timescales – You have to be honest with your graphic designer about the time-frame they are going to be working within. They’ll want to squeeze you into their busy schedule. Also bear in mind that a designer can’t come up with something within a day. You have to be realistic about the timescale.