I found a website designer, but how do I know if he/she is good?
Good question. But let us back up a bit. You see, the reason you have found a website designer is because you were probably looking for one in the first place.
Unfortunately, when most people say “I need a website designer”. Few ever carefully consider the kind of attributes they want their web designer to possess.
Instead, most small business owners become so wrapped up in the details of their web design that they inadvertently overlook a very simple axiom: a good website design requires a good website designer.
To determine the proficiency of your website designer, you need to appeal to a set of standards.
Because ProEngage Houston SEO Company have worked with hundreds of small business owners, our web design team has compiled a list of characteristics. They should help you filter through potential website design candidates and only hire the best of the best:
Communication is important in helping you and your website designer to work seamlessly toward a common goal.
Because lots of famous web designers or web design companies are known to overbook themselves, you want to make sure that the person or company you hire can give your project undivided attention without compromising budget and deadline.
Strong Adherence to Deadlines
Besides maintaining fast and clear communication, your website designer also needs to have a strong sense of deadline.
You can always test this by giving your potential candidate a small trial project.
Something like “design an icon and turn it in by X deadline” will help you to evaluable the work ethics, quality, and efficiency of your web designer and make an informed hiring decision.
Does your web designer know what he/she is doing? More specifically, does he/she know what you want?
You know you are heading for disaster if your web designer cannot propose a project plan (with deadlines) after your initial meetings.
Ask your web designer for an outline of the project to get a feel of his/her take on your project.
A Comprehensive Portfolio
An experienced web designer should have past samples readily available.
If the web designer is new, assigning a small test project is sufficient for you to evaluate the qualification and design skills of your web designer.
When you look at past samples, ask yourself these questions: How do the layout, color choice, and aesthetic personality of this particular website designer complement my business needs and design preferences?
Do I like this web designer’s style? Or do I prefer something else?
Only hire web designers who meet your allocated budget.
It’s not worthwhile to stress about finance when you are just starting your digital marketing efforts.
Stick within your budget so that you will have enough money to fund your Internet marketing campaign.
ProEngage offers competitive, professional, and efficient website design services. All our website designs are responsive and engaging. Call 832-857-0065 now for a free consultation. We will get started with your website right away!