Understand when and how to interact with the designer for a successful outcome
- I now know what the scope of the project is…and have one or two designers chosen I want to hire.…Now it's time to ask for a proposal.…Depending on the size of the project,…this can be simple such as I need a logo,…stationary and website or it can be more complex…with many pieces.…The designer will ask questions about the timeline,…specific pieces and the budget.…I found the process is much smoother when…a client tells me the budget.…
I can create a proposal based on this rather than…going back and forth with a guessing game.…And in 30 years, no client ever gave me a budget…that was radically higher than I expected.…From these answers, he or she will prepare a proposal,…typically broken into phases.…The proposal should have these contents:…The project assignment or brief, the individual…items of the project, design fees, timelines…for each phase of the project, terms and conditions…that include intellectual property and usage.…
Now I'm a designer so I'm biased, but this isn't…the time to choose the lowest bid.…
Sean Adams champions design internationally on behalf of his work with AIGA. Here he breaks down the walls between designers and clients so they can have a more collaborative and successful experience. There are whys and hows, dos and don'ts, and simple strategies for finding good partnerships, cooperating on designs, and negotiating fees, from both sides of the table. Plus, learn ways to gauge the return on investment and provide proof the design is working.
- Why hire a graphic designer?
- How do you find a graphic designer?
- How much do graphic design projects cost?
- How much should graphic designers charge?
- What are a graphic designer's responsibilities?
- How can a graphic designer prove a design is successful?