How to hire a graphic designer

11 Dec 2009

One of the best pieces I can recall seeing on how to hire a graphic designer, by someone not in the design industry. She’s got some really good advice.

Some of the tips include help picking the right designer.

Make sure that the designer has experience in the medium that you plan to use — a designer who has a lot of great web experience won’t necessarily be good at designing packaging for a print project.

One of the most important qualifications is that the designer has either done work in a format similar to yours or solved design challenges similar to yours.

As well as how to work with a designer.

Be specific. You don’t necessarily have to have a creative vision of the final product, but you do need to be able to describe what you would like to accomplish through the design.