How to pick your next website designer

By: That Website Is Me

Do you like their style? You’ll want your website designer’s style to fit your brand. There’s no point choosing a designer whose work doesn’t represent your business.

Portfolio

Tip: Check out their portfolio to see examples of their work.

Portfolio

How do they work? For a successful project you’ll need to understand how your designer works. If they don’t have a process (or a plan) that’s a big red flag.

Process

Tip: Ask them about their process before you get started.

Process

Have they done similar websites before? Designing an eCommerce website is completely different to a service-based site. You’ll want to know if they can deliver on what they’ve promised.

Experience

Tip: See if they have worked in your space before.

Experience

Can they build what you need? Your website might need more complex features, like CRM integrations. Be sure your designer has the expertise needed to build what you need.

Expertise

Tip: Talk to previous clients with similar requirements.

Expertise

What are you paying for? There may be limits on revisions and what you can update yourself once the site goes live as well as extra charges for copywriting and graphic design.

Inclusions

Tip: Ask about what’s included before signing up.

Inclusions

Do you think you can get along? Magic happens when you ‘click’ with your website designer. On the other hand, a personality clash can see your project fall apart before it begins.

Personality

Tip: Get to know the designer before you sign up.

Personality

What do others think of them? Some designers have a good name in a specific industry or are known for their customer service. Know their reputation before making contact.

Reputation

Tip: Read online reviews and testimonials first.

Reputation

It pays to do your homework when choosing a website designer. Asking a few questions now will ultimately help you save time and money in the long run.

Last Word