Working with a Designer.
Hello! It is with great joy that I write my first post on my newly launched site!
I look forward to sharing my stories with you. Such as: Life as a graphic designer, How to be a GREAT client, Trends to avoid and How to manage your new brand (by yourself!) I will keep my topics useful and inspiring.
I want to share proactive tools for you to use for your own business. I will start off by sharing:
5 TIPS ON HOW TO WORK WITH A GRAPHIC DESIGNER
First off, congratulations! You have found a company or designer, with whom you identify and see value in their work.
Your number one job as the client is to work with the designer so you both get a clear understanding about what you are looking for. It is important to have effective communication right from the get-go. Help your designer by providing all of the information you have based on your project.
Bring/show examples. Help the designer see what types of projects (logos, printed pieces, wesbites, colors, fonts etc) that you do not find appealing. Also show those that you do find appealing. This helps us to absorb your overall style and preference, saving you time and money.
Each designer has a unique style. An established designer will be able to design according to their clients’ expectations and overall vision for their project.
Be straightforward. You can’t give us too much information. Our goal is to not only create a beautiful end product and design, but our ultimate goal is to have a happy client! We love what we do and we want you to love what we do too!
Listen to any ideas your designer has. After one meeting we can generally get an idea of which direction is best. If not after one meeting, definitely after a second. Trust in your designer to guide you in the right direction. After all, we want you to be successful too!
Be flexible. Let your designer use their skills to enhance your vision so that together you develop a visual statement that has a real pow! effect.
Lastly! Have fun. If you continue to work together, a fun working relationship can last years!
Emily Boriss is a Graphic Designer in Barrie, Ontario.