Working with a designer on a project can be as tricky as any other relationship in your life. It requires patience, communication and mutual respect. But it can get frustrating if your collaboration isn’t working out the way you want.
We’ve got five do’s and don’ts to help you get the most out of your experience with your designer. Follow these to understand how you can get your vision across to them and help them with delivering what you want.
The first step to build this relationship is going to be laying out an outline. The clearer the instructions you give, the more likely it is that your designer is going to understand how to deliver what you want. Try to keep the following elements in mind when giving them instructions;
It will be frustrating for your designer to hear things like “make this pop” or “this isn’t speaking to me”. Try and be as specific as you can in terms of feedback. Refer back to the elements we mentioned in the previous point and try to give constructive feedback centered on them.
Would you like to edit the color or font? Is the layout too cramped? The more specific you are, the more your designer will be able to identify what elements need to be changed to give you the desired outcome.
It can be restricting to try and explain a visual medium with words alone. This is why it’s a good idea to give your designer visuals. These can be hand drawn or gathered through inspiration you’ve found online.
While your designer will ultimately be aiming to give you the result you want, don’t be afraid to let them add a little bit of their personality to it too. After all, you may end up being surprised! And if by some chance you don’t like it – you can always have them change it later on.
Asking your designer to complete a difficult or complicated project overnight is not realistic. Be sure to set goals that are logically achievable. Decide on your project timeline early on so that you and your designer both know when to expect the project completion.
It may seem difficult to get the hang of in the beginning but once you develop an understanding with your designer, it will become easier to understand each other and make projects go by faster!
If you’re looking for designers to provide you with the solutions you’d like, get in touch with us today for a free consultation and let us help you out!