A designer is a key contributor to the creative process of a creative firm. With elements such as photography, typography, illustrations and designs, a designer is always on top of his game, which can absorb new visual trends and implement them in exciting and fresh ways. A designer does not stop with the designs and art. He/she also helps in conceptualizing the product in line with the latest market trends. This is not possible without the help of a team of talented professionals who have the knack of interpreting and mapping out an attractive plan and then executing it in a way that all the stakeholders are satisfied. Here are a few steps that every designer should follow:
o Designers should work within their means. Designers should be proud of each and every single design they create. A designer’s portfolio would reflect this talent and his/her success. It is advisable that designers create designs that are on the cutting edge of current trends. The faster they are able to do this, the better it is for their repute.
o Designers should be ready to experiment with colors and materials. Different designers within a firm create designs in different types of media and color combinations. Clients should enquire whether the designer has experimented with all the colors and materials that he/she is offering. A designer may not be able to offer an extensive range of colors, materials and media options, but they will surely be able to provide a unique and stylish option to their client.
o It is important for designers to know how to use all the elements of the toolkit offered by the client. The ability of a designer to use the tools and navigate the options that are available in the designer’s design library and the knowledge of how to use these tools effectively can spell success for a designer. Most designers include a wealth of practice space within their studios and they understand the various elements that comprise such practice space well.
o Some designers are very flexible, while others are not. For this reason, it is important to find a designer who offers ranges that are appropriate for the client’s needs. Some front-end developers to work only on one particular platform, while others have very versatile ranges. Some designers per hour charge by the hour, while others charge by the project.
o Social media and client requests affect the pricing of the front-end designer’s portfolio. A front-end designer may choose to charge per social media project while the client may request that the designer take on a number of social media projects at any one time. The front-end designer’s pricing would reflect this decision and the range of projects undertaken by the designer.