Understanding a Graphic Designer’s Availability

I want this done ASAPWith a deadline looming, you suddenly realize you need a new logo, brochure or website for your business.

And you want it done ASAP!

However, if you don’t already have an established relationship with a graphic designer or other creative professional, you’ll need to find one pronto!

That being said, your project’s desired completion date may not coincide with the availability of the designer you’d like to work with.

In our world of immediate gratification – one where everything is “I want it now”, you’ve officially hit a log-jam.
Yes, you can comb the globe for someone who may do your project cheaper. However, that can bring its own host of challenges like time zones and language barriers. But good things ARE worth waiting for. It can reflect a business (or designer’s services) are sought after and in demand with the quality and value they deliver — and that’s a good thing!

Hopefully the following information will assist you in avoiding this pitfall and to plan better in the future. 🙂

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The Right Way to Request Services from a Graphic Designer

request servicesHave a new design project coming up? Need to request services from a graphic designer?

If you’ve never worked with a creative professional before how you present yourself or business with your initial inquiry matters. And as the saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a great first impression.”

It goes without saying there’s a right way to request services – that is if you want a designer to want to work with you.

Ideally the following information will provide some tips for the next time you may need to request any services from a creative professional.
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Why You Should Keep Your Website’s Copyright Notice Current

copyright noticeWhen it comes to outdated Copyright info on websites, I’m a bit of a stickler. That little © Copyright notice at the bottom of your website may not be something you pay much attention to. But at least once a year you should. Often it’s an oversight. However, an outdated copyright on your website can be perceived or reflect business services and products which are old or outdated.
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Is that the message you want to convey to potential customers?

Think of it this way:
“When the decision to stay or navigate away is made in a few seconds, perception is everything.”

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Email Etiquette for Business and Personal Communications

email etiquette for business communicationsWhether for business or personal, email remains a primary mode of communication. However, email etiquette very often goes out the window in our informal world.  

I do not share people’s love of texting. I do so with friends sparingly. But I do not text with clients. With them, it’s email. Email does takes more time, effort and thought – and that’s a good thing. Because done correctly, email can reflect more professionalism.

 

So below are some tips on better business email etiquette. It can be especially important if you are communicating with someone for the first time! On the personal front, much of this can apply too.
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