How to Get Your Graphic Design Projects Done.
Whether you are doing projects for a client or doing them for your own company, getting design projects done on time can be quite a challenge especially if you are working on more than one project at a time. Here are some tips you can do to make sure you everything is done before the deadline comes:
Doing It Yourself
The good thing about doing graphic design projects by yourself is that you won’t have to spend money on hiring other professionals to do the job for you. However, you have to make sure that you have the right skills and enough experience to do a job well done; if you feel that you don’t have the qualifications to do your designing projects then you might as well hire a professional graphics designer to work for you. Another downside to doing projects yourself is that you will have to find the time to work on the job. This can be very hard if you have to fill in two or more job hats in your company.
Working on Smaller Projects
If you have decent designing skills and a little bit of time to spend, you can take on a small graphic design project or two. While it may never be enough to get every designing project in your company’s job queue, it can help lighten up everyone’s workload.
Crowd-source Your Design Jobs
Crowd-sourcing allows you to hire someone to do designs for you and pay on a project basis. Unlike, employing someone, you won’t have to make any other financial commitments other than paying for the project you have assigned your design contractor to do which can save you money. You can crowd-source your projects through graphic design themed freelance site such as 99designs.com and designcrowd.com. (We’ll have a detailed walkthrough about the process next month, be sure to check it out.)
Here is a quick video on: How to hire a freelance designer:
Finding the Right Person to Crowd Source Your Design Projects To
Crowd-sourcing can be very exciting and it might entice you into getting started with the process right away and hire the first graphics design freelancer to get in touch with. However, you should keep in mind that not all freelancers are equal. Some do better jobs than others. To make sure you’re crowd-sourcing your projects to a good graphic designer, here are some tips:
1. Only hire professionals from well-known design freelancing sites. Popular sites can more likely provide good designers compared to newly launched sites. These sites have better payment and client-freelancer communication systems that can make everything easy for you.
2. Take some time to look at your preferred designer’s portfolio. This may give you an idea on how good he is with his.
3. Consider a freelancer’s rating. Some freelancing sites display ratings of each freelance designer. You might want to hire those that have high ratings.
4. Don’t easily hire designers that have cheaper work rates. In most cases, you will get what you pay for. If you want high quality design, you might as well hire someone with a higher work rate.
Hiring a Graphics Design Company
The downside you crowd sourcing your projects is that you will have to personally work on managing your hired graphic designers to make sure everything goes well. Plus, you will need to spend a lot of time on figuring who to hire. If you don’t want to go through this then you can just hire a graphic design company to do everything for you.
Quality of Work You’ll Get from Hiring a Graphics Design Company or Agency
While it may be a little pricey, you can be rest assured that you will get design outputs that meet your needs and please your clients. Also, you won’t need to have any technical involvement with your projects. All you have to do is let your chosen graphic design company what you need and leave everything to them.
Hiring the Right Company
Before getting started, make sure you’re hiring the right company or agency so won’t have any problems with quality once the project is complete. You can check out their portfolio as well as testimonials written by previous clients. You can also read customer feedback and company reviews on related forums and blogs.
Being able to finish your graphic design projects on time will benefit you in the long run. It can attract more clients and increase your revenue. Consider every tip given above to get each of your design projects done.