What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
To do their research and don't rush to hire a provider (web designer, graphic designer in this case), because your in a hurry to get your ideas out and done. Always get a second or third opinion. The other issue that I would like to state that it always greatly helps when a customer is well prepared and has a pretty good road map on what they want to accomplish. It prevents unnecessary confusion and delays.
So, if your a customer and you would like to hire me as a provider, please have all your materials, ideas, images, photos, copy, and anything that you have to provide me a good scope of what you require and need.