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An all-too-familiar video that shows what I’ve experienced with plenty of potential clients. I get the impression I’m not alone.
A few months ago I wrote a brief article about graphic design contracts. You offered some excellent advice in the comments, and here I feature a select few of your contract tips.
Your thoughts on the difference between a studio and a freelancer.
Lee Newham offers some tips on how graphic designers can get to the top of the pile.
When a client works with a graphic design agency, instead of a freelance designer, the choice can offer many benefits, but it’s not a one-way street. Here I outline the advantages of relationships with one over the other.
The final part of the series — how 20 designers charge their clients.
How do you charge clients? How do you accept payment? Why do you recommend working this way?
FAQs on your website will save time for you and your potential clients.
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.
Contracts can be an essential part of freelancing as a graphic designer.
The following graphic design interview tips were 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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?