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What to Look for in Hiring a Graphic Designer

September 30, 2021    Reading Time: 2 Minutes


Hiring a graphic designer can be a challenge. With so many graphic designers, how do you separate the best from the rest? In this post, we’ll cover the things you should look for in hiring a rockstar graphic designer.

Are they any good?

Before you hire any graphic designer, make sure they are skilled at what they do. One of the best ways to determine if someone is good at graphic design is checking out their portfolio. If their work is amazing, then it’s safe to assume that this person knows what he or she is doing.

Are they personable?

Another thing to look for when hiring a graphic designer is their level of professionalism. If you want someone dependable and reliable, make sure the graphic designer you hire has a strong sense of maturity about them. In addition, graphic designers with strong communication skills can help convey your message clearly in graphic design, so make sure they can communicate well with you.

Have they worked in your field?

It never hurts to ask graphic designers if they have worked with companies or individuals related to your industry before. If the graphic designer has experience working in your field, then he or she will be able to understand what type of graphic design would work best for you.

Look out for graphic designers who want to work with you long term.

Make sure graphic designers you’re considering hiring don’t just want to do one project and then never speak with you again. Designers who are looking to build relationships with their clients will work harder to ensure graphic designs are appreciated and loved by the client. This graphic designer will more than likely be around for future graphic design projects, making them a great long-term choice.

Do they have customer reviews?

Another way to determine graphic designers’ true talent is by reading reviews from past graphic design clients. Customer reviews, like those found on graphic designer websites and graphic design forums, can give you a good idea of graphic designers’ graphic design skills and work ethics.

What does the final price include?

The cost to hire a graphic designer can vary greatly depending on how much work is needed for the project. Before hiring graphic designers, make sure to carefully check what the final price includes. Depending on graphic design costs and graphic design prices, graphic designs can range from simple graphic designs to more complex graphic designs. If graphic designers aren’t clear with their pricing and how much things will cost, this is a sign they don’t know how to handle graphic design projects.

Do you want to make your business look professional?

You’ve come to the right place. Graticle is a full-service graphic design company that helps companies of all sizes take their online presence and offline marketing materials to the next level. We have over 12 years of experience in designing everything from logos, websites, and more. If you need help making your brand stand out online or off we are here for you! Call or text us (360) 450-3711.

Written by Shawn Hooghkirk on September 30, 2021

Last updated on September 30, 2021. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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Maverick Institute

Portland, Oregon

We recently had Graticle Design build our website for our non profit organization. Shawn and Matt were GREAT to work with. They made the process easy and they completed the project quickly. They answered all our questions and gave us advice along the way. They have been readily available for follow up questions now that the website is live. We will definitely be using them in the future! We absolutely recommend Graticle Design!!

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