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The following article contains a conversation between graphic designer, Michael Laborde, and a potential design client. It gives an accurate portrayal of what some people wrongly expect from the design industry.
Here are a few important attributes to expect from a graphic designer.
Design contracts can be an essential part of freelancing as a graphic designer.
The following interview advice for graphic designers was written by Lee Newham of Good People.
I want to know what service you offer, and whether you’d like me to send new business your way.
Valuable tips for writing graphic design briefs, kindly provided by Sharon Hayes who has worked as a graphic designer since 1994.
It’s up to us to convince potential clients that our services are worth paying for.
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.
People deal with people, which is why publishing a blog can do wonders for your business.
Do you show upfront how much your design services cost?
Choosing a designer can seem like a daunting task. You need to know if you can trust this person with the reputation of your company, because what they…
When someone tells you they’re a freelancer, what are your first thoughts?
A few people have asked how to create interactive PDFs, so here’s a quick insight.
Here are a few things to consider when setting your graphic design rates.
Go ahead and type a task in the comments. Let’s help eachother.
What’s your take on middle-men spec websites that make a profit from designers/clients through the sale of contest-listings?
I’ve divided my identity design process into a number of sections.
Do you work with a client whose product or values you don’t agree with?
There are questions you should ask at the beginning to prevent costly errors.
Ask your colleagues just how much value they place on brand identity.
A client recently sent me a series of Microsoft Publisher files, each containing ideas for a logo design, although it turned out that I didn’t have a copy of Publisher on the computer I was using.
The best way to colour-match is using printed proofs, and even then, your choice of paper can critically affect the colour of your printed product.
Any graphic design project needs a detailed design brief. There are two main reasons:
Many people undervalue the importance of their logo. Sure, it’s just one small part of your brand, but it’s an important part nonetheless.
I’ve been freelancing since 2005 — long enough to get a taste for what the positives and negatives are. Here are some of the pros and cons of working as a freelance graphic designer.
We’re in a world where we can increasingly move from office-space to office-space, using a lot more than just one computer for the work we do. This situation is helped by web-based applications and the ability to store personal information online.
This post is for those who want to hire a designer.