Choosing your website designer is surprisingly important, and often a little tricky. There are hundreds of people out there who claim to build amazing websites, so how can you tell which ones to choose?
- They will want to know about you! If a company are happy to get on and design a website whilst knowing nothing about your company, your goals, aspirations, even what you do, then they won’t do a great job. It is important for the designers to know all about your organisation so they know how best to build the site.
- They have a portfolio to check out – look at the past work of the designer. Do you like the sites they have done? Do they have good reviews from past clients testifying to their good work? If not available to view online, you should certainly ask questions. They should be singing from the rooftops about their amazing work!
- Are you able to get in contact easily? If your agency or designer is never on the phone or able to reply to emails, then steer clear! Designing a website is a collaborative effort and requires a lot of back-and-forth between agency and client. If you are unable to get hold of them easily, then it doesn’t bode well for their communciations!
- What is their own site like? Do they have a rock solid website of their own? If not, how can they do a decent job on yours?
Now you have some pro tips, go forth and hire an amazing designer (us for example).