Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Don't be afraid to describe what you want. If you don't know what you want, say so! Then we can have a conversation about what you're looking to do, and I can get creative for you.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. If I were a customer I'd wish I knew how to get the most out of creative. The secret is communication. Talk as much as you can about what you want, what you're trying to accomplish, no matter how outlandish it sounds. Then leave it to our expertise to reign you in to a project scope that will hit the nail on the head.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. As a consumer, it's important to know your budget. Then, put together a message that explains your budget and what you hope to accomplish. Send that to your potential candidates. This will weed out people who are outside your budget, and give you a chance to evaluate the artists responses. If they are curt and rude, chances are you won't want to work with them.