OK, you need some graphic design work done – you are faced with a small problem…
There are thousands and thousands of graphic designers in the UK – who do you use, how do you find a good one, do you use a local one, one that knows your industry, someone cheap, a recommendation?
Price comparison is common place these days, with sites for insurance, books, clothes, food, utilities, holidays, DVD’s and many more products on-line that you can very quickly compare prices with. The same can be done with graphic designers to help you find the right designer at the right price.
Some thoughts to bear in mind:
Local Graphic Designers
In working with a local graphic designer you can do a couple of things. Supporting a local company (which is always good) but also, this gives you the facility to be able to meet with them regularly, look over designs together and have that personal contact that tends to get lost in the internet age.
Experienced Graphic Designers
To give you the best chance of getting the best finished solution it is advised to work with a graphic designer that has a knowledge and understanding of your industry. They will have a clearer understanding of your product, your market and also of your competitors. This all helps in getting the right product for you (whether it be a brochure, packaging or any other area of graphic design).
Reasonable Priced Graphic Designers
There is no set price for design work, all graphic designers charge their own prices, so it is always good to compare prices in order to get the best deal. Indeed quality does come at a price, however there are lots of designers that do over charge (as they have cars, holidays etc. that they need to pay for) which you do not want to be caught out for.
The best advice is to compare graphic design prices and get a few designers (that meet the above criteria) to submit ideas and costs – allowing you to choose the best one at the best price.