“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them by the time, you get it built they’ll want something else – Steve Jobs“
E-Commerce stores, websites, and apps have taken the up the whole Mobile design and developing market. This is because of the excessive use of Mobiles. People prefer e-stores and apps for shopping, searching, and purchasing the product. This has lead to an increase in hiring the e-commerce designers and developers.
So, how can you Hire a Web Designer; an individual or an agency? Here, are some tips and tricks that would make your task simple and easy.
- Knowing of what you want and what you don’t want
Have you ever thought of what kind of designs you like and which designs you don’t? What is your taste? How should your design look and what kind of design will suit your profession? If not then, now is the right time to think. Before you approach someone to design your website, try to find out the answers to the above questions by making a list of the websites and designs you admire and like and some which you don’t like. Also, try to add your comments on what you like and what you don’t in the designs. This will help the designers know your taste and goals. Once you know what you want to create and how to maintain the site, you can hire the web designer based on the scope and long-term vision of your project.
- Check for portfolio
Review the Web Designer’s work before hiring. Have a close look at his / her work and achievements. Check as to how the Designer has understood the client’s requirements and implemented those in the project. By doing this you are able to have an idea about his / her dedication, quality, and skills.
- Check and ask for references
Ask the Designers about his past work and references. Look as to how he / she has met the needs and the deadlines. Also, you can ask for recommendations from the people you know. Find out whether they are willing to work with the designer again and how well he / she communicated throughout the project? Once you are aware of your needs and the designer’s abilities you can move ahead to hire.
- The Web Designer should help you choose a CMS platform or design
Look for a firm that has expertise in building CMS. If you haven’t chosen then what are you waiting for? Find a firm that supports the decision-making process and which is capable of delivering the basic sense of business goals. Many of the companies have partners so you have a chance in shortlisting one designer
- Decide a budget
The cost of the design is based on the requirements and the number of pages of the website. Before hiring a web designer decide the budget. Based on his / her skills, portfolio, dedication, performance and your budget, hire the designer.
- Check whether the Designer can meet your guidelines
The designer should be able to complete the requirements within the time frame. He / she should be able to understand the requirements completely and should be able to produce the final product on time.
- Make sure of the ownership of content and design
A designer should be willing to sign over the confidential agreements. This is an important task because if not owning the design and the content may harm your investment capital and also when you go to sell your business. A good designer will always be ready to sign the agreement.
- Where and who will be doing the work?
This is important to know from where the designer will be handling the work and who will be completing the task. A designer can be local or outsourced. If he / she is local, then there’s no issue but if he / she is outsourced then you need to check whether they provide support within the assured time or not. So, before going into the hiring process keep in mind this point as well.
So, Hiring a Web Designer is a difficult task. But if you follow these tips and tricks then surely your task will be very simple.
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“Design is not just about What It Looks Like and Feels Like; Design is How It Works – Steve Jobs”