Your guide to graphic design

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
5 Steps to Hiring a Graphic Designer
  1. 1. Plan your needs

    Ask yourself what type of images and services you require. Is it design work for your business logo, or is it your latest marketing campaign? Is it a one-time project or something ongoing?

  2. 2. Research designers

    Search for graphic designers who are near you. Not only will this whittle down the search results to manageable levels, but it also makes it easier for you to meet and establish a relationship.

  3. 3. Interview and examine portfolios

    Once you have found a few potential graphic designers, give them a call and ask about the types of services they provide, their training and their portfolio.

  4. 4. Learn your pro’s process

    Graphic design can be a hands-on process, and you should be able to help make decisions and revisions along the way. Choose a designer who allows you to approve the content each step of the way.

  5. 5. Hire and finalize details

    Meet with the graphic designer who shows the most promise. Discuss details of the project, including revisions, image trademark design services and ownership of the images.

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Tips for success

Discover tips from our pros, helpful articles, and insider information.

Pro Tip

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Ask for references to check the designer's skills and work habits.

Pro Tip

Pro Tip

Don’t hesitate to tell the pro if you don't like how the work looks.

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