If you have a project on your mind and you need a web designer, you are in luck. There are tons of people that can potentially be the right guy for you. That is both a good thing and a scary one, as the number of individuals you need to go through can be intimidating. To help you make that choice we have come up with a few things everyone that is looking for a web designer should keep in mind.
First, you must know the web designer job the real thing you need for your task. Many people set out to hire a web designer, but the task they had in mind would suit a web developer or an implementer. The three have similar skills but fundamentally will have different approaches to your task, and that is what you must know up front what each of them can do for you.
A Web Developer is someone who will use the Web Designers material to make a functioning website. The web developer will be deep in the code to create a custom theme if needed and will troubleshoot any issues in the code itself. He won’t spend so much time on the design as much as he will on functionality.
A Web Designer is someone who will create your website and make it welcoming for your users. The Web Designer will spearhead your idea into an imaginative new product that he will implement into the site, but won’t be the best at troubleshooting if issues arise over the functionality of the site.
An implementer will do a bit of both but will focus more on what you want exactly do be done and how you want it to be done. The implementer will do the template how you want and will teach you how to use it and navigate your site, but he won’t be of much use outside of that. He won’t be able to troubleshoot issues that arise, and that is one of the reasons he is a cheaper solution to the above two mentioned.
So now that we got that out of the way let us explain how to find the designer for you
1) Know the style of your designer
The Web designer will have lots of examples of his style so make sure to check them out before you hire him for your task. Many people try to bend designers to do what they want even if the designer’s style is clearly not going into that direction.
If the designer you are looking for is good but not in the same style you want your project done, move on. There are tons of other designers that can do it as you want.
2) Check if the designer will maintain the site himself
Many sites need support for plugins and need to be kept up to date. If you don’t know how to do those things make sure your designer does, and if not does he know somebody who does? People who are good at their job know how to stay connected with others that can fill in their gaps.
3) Check the contract for later services
If the designer has no contract look for another, it’s not worth the headache. But if he does make sure to check if any issues arise in the later date does he still take care of them and does he charge for it. If not does he have recommendations for who can fix any issues?