Finding the right person for your business or idea comes down to asking questions and asking the right questions. Some important points to focus on are; What do I need? What will I be doing and What files will I need to bring those things to life? When do I need it by?
Am I aware of my 5 W’s? Who, What Where When and Why? Can I measure the success of what I want to achieve with my designer?
All of these questions are important to bringing your visions to life. Too many times I hear how someone has not fulfilled a project, but on looking further, I see it’s because they didn’t ask themselves these important questions.
A good Designer will always ask, “What is your budget?” Many people are afraid that if they say how much they have to work with, they may have been able to get it at a cheaper price. A professional has a price structure for you to follow, if you don’t feel comfortable saying how much you have to spend on your vision, or you haven’t allocated a promotional/ design or marketing budget to your business; now is the time to work it
out. Every business needs to invest in the intellectual property of their business, investing in a creative, is investing in the value and potential sale value of your business.
When you employ a professional, your work needs to achieve results. A great quote once said “Man goes where his vision is” and no one isexempt from this method of delivery. Know what you’d like to achieve and expect to feel like a champion at the end of your engagement. When a client comes to us and asks if we can help them achieve, we say,
yes, with enthusiasm and excitement, because that person trust us to deliver them a confident future with their business, ideas, product or service.
Make your dreams possible by employing the right person for your project,not everyone will fit your mix, but always ask them to refer you on if you feel you could find someone better.
Finding the right graphic designer is important, not every designer you speak to will speak your language. Chose a designer that people refer to as someone who can listen to your visions. Choose a Designer that can not only design, but has a marketing and communications background.
When you come to your designer, have examples of your style ready so that your designer can interpret your expectations, we all create ideas from what already exists. Create a board of ideas and be prepared to
express your vision.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I have been dealing with Josie Jones from Share the Word Design Studio for the past few years on a number of projects. It’s the diverse range of talents, willingness to help and positive energy that sets Josie apart. Whether it’s creating a logo, a brand, design layout for print and web, business marketing strategies or the best way to use social media representation, there are no limits with Share the Word. Managing time, workflow and deadlines are so important in any business, Josie has always been clear and prompt in communicating the design process and time frames. Josie has an huge understanding of honesty, professionalism and integrity and it shows with her work and relationships
with clients. Being involved in a local community, we always hear great things about Josie and Share the Word Design Studio. An energetic can do attitude, passion for design and life, gives us full confidence in using Josie and Share the Word, moving forward with our business.
James Ross, Mornington Peninsula Gardens and Lifestyle Magazine