David Airey is an independent graphic designer working with companies of all sizes since 2005.

10 tips for writing graphic design briefs

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Here are some valuable tips for writing graphic design briefs, kindly provided by Sharon Hayes of Round Box Design. Sharon has a wealth of experience and has worked as a graphic designer since 1994.

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Spec work in the internet age

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It’s up to us to convince potential clients that our services are worth paying for.

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The importance of client testimonials

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You want to know who else they’ve worked with, and what their working relationships have been like. You want to know that your hard-earned money is in safe hands, and that once you pay the initial deposit, the designer isn’t going to ride off into the sunset.

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Online business is all about transparency

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People deal with people, which is why publishing a blog can do wonders for your business. Showing how you operate, and expressing your thoughts through a blog connects us in a way that static websites (those with no interactivity) simply can’t. Allowing people to comment on your articles invites conversation, and can give a great insight into the personality of the author, their temperament, and how they communicate.

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Design pricing and when to talk money

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Do you openly advertise how much your design services cost? Perhaps you wait until that initial telephone or email conversation? Or do you only arrive at a project cost after compiling enough information to give an accurate quote?

Here’s some excellent insight and discussion around this pricing issue.

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