If you haven’t done so, please read the previous installments titled Identifying Your Site’s Purpose and Audience, Go-Live Date, Your Budget, and Your Technical Aptitude, Identifying Your Website Needs and Design Preferences a.k.a. Doing Your Homework, Contacting Designers and Getting Quotes and Evaluating Quotes and Designers before reading this week’s article.
I was going to do lessons learned, but I realized that I really don’t have anything to share, esp. since my experience with Frauke has been so smooth and pleasant. I really lucked out.
A few things to keep in mind:
- The designer works for you, not the other way around. She should provide you with a satisfactory design that meets your specifications.
- The designer is not a mind reader. If you’re not satisfied with something, you must communicate as soon as possible.
- Don’t stay with a designer who is rude, late, uncommunicative and/or incompetent. Believe it or not, there are a lot of incompetent designers. You can usually tell by their design portfolios and/or their response to your requests, etc.
P.S. If you want to plug any designers you’ve worked with before, feel free. :)