Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Making connections with some of our other clients or provide leads from select trade magazines.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. - Cambridge Specialty Construction - updated website from flash to a cross-browser and easy to manage site: csc-corp.com
- CJM Estates - Luxury home developer in Boca Raton: cjmestates.com
- Damascus Middle Eastern Grocery Store - a favor for my friend's step-dad: damascusfoodmarket.com/
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. It is most important that they do their research. Many customers with a small budget want a Hummer site for a Hyundai price. It is best that they itemize their wish list of the dream website and marketing communications package, then work backwards to assign realistic goals of what information needs to be available to their prospects.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. How to manage my site content and marketing materials and above all, acquire ownership of the finished product. If i'm just starting out, i need to conserve costs as much as possible, therefore anything i have designed i would like the ability to make changes as needed.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How long have you been at this? Why do you do what you do? What do you see in store for me and my business? Have you done something like this before?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. We always ask that you provide at least 3-sample projects that you like for whatever reason - color, form and design, functionality... Reading minds isn't our expertise however providing examples of what you're looking for will prove helpful in creating the final product.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. The serious business leader will recognize the comparative advantage Zaid Designs brings to the table. We design corporate presentations geared towards appealing to investor relations. Self promotion is crucial to your success.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Problem solving, learning about other industries, communicating the "Big Idea" to new and established businesses seeking help with staying relevant in their competitive markets.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Q: How much?
A: What are your expectations?
note: We are not the design firm for everybody!
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Out of five business relationships, there's always that one contact that makes it all worth while. Basically, one size doesn't fit all so we have tons of unique stories to tell...
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. The importance of networking to overcome their fear of success. No matter how sexy we make your logo, flier or website, if you don't overcome your fear of letting people know about you then what's the point!?
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Via osmosis... Upon graduating in '94 with a major in art & design, all of the technologies are obsolete now. It has been a natural progression, this design thing that is...
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. An internal presentation for Walmart employees. Although Flash has its limited uses, this interactive employee testimonial module was really cool (like 4-years ago)...
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. That is a must however I've found greater success by staying in my lane and partnering with specialists in their respective fields.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Aside from taking or creating pretty pictures, metrics is paramount these days. Why build it without knowing if somebody has seen it? We're now using drones to shoot aerial video for our construction audiences.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Lets see... I'll just list a few components that are web related: Knowing your target audience; goal setting; copyrighting; photo/artworks composition; develop a navigation org chart; database creation; user interface testing; maintenance; SEO listing; testing; transferring the site; training; integration with 3rd party payment systems... etc. How on earth can one assume that one size fits all?
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Jump right in and be prepared to fail successfully...
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. Relationship building
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. Finding new talent to bring in fresh ideas
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Q: Do you think my idea will work?
A: Anything is possible...