Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Creative Designer

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If you are not acquainted with the design industry, hiring a creative designer may feel a little bit intimidating. However, finding the best possible candidate isn’t merely about discovering talent. Several creative designers have the design skills but fail to deliver solid results. Therefore, it is imperative to focus on finding a designer who is skilled and easy to work with, innovates creative solutions to design problems, and displays commitment toward your project’s success.

These days, you can hire creative designers with a single click from any online platform. You will be spoilt for choice with a wide range of options available in the form of several skilled creative designers offering you their services. When the options are so many, it becomes critical to filter only the best out of them to ensure your expectations are met and surpassed. This makes hiring the right creative designer a tedious job. 

Here are the top five things to look for when hiring a creative designer. 

1. Creativity
This would probably sound the most obvious, but let’s drill this home: Creativity is one of, if not the most, crucial creative design skills. After all, it’s challenging to come up with new ideas and ingenious designs if the creative designer does not know how to tap into their creative resources. Having a visual eye is critical no matter what medium they work in.

2. Experience 
Look for a creative designer with diverse work experience. Many designers who have worked with a variety of clients are generally efficient with their time. Those who have worked with in-house marketing communications teams are more likely to have developed skills across several disciplines and are more sensitive to tight budgets. If you can find one individual with both types of experience, then you’ll have the best that each can offer. 

3. Ability to pivot and adjust to changes
With regards to creative designing, the only certainty is change. The design process consists of several phases. The creative designer creates a design draft and seeks feedback from the client. Changes are then made to move closer to the best end result for the client’s project. You must hire a designer who understands that revisions are part of the design process and cannot and should not be avoided. The designer of your preference should be flexible to adjust to changes.

4. Caring and fun attitude
So what makes a great creative designer? Well, a creative designer will be working with people a lot, so one thing’s certain: it’s not just about creative talent; a creative designer needs to have the right attitude and personality for the job, too. The profession demands open-mindedness and the willingness to try new things. Great designers often share shades of their own personalities in their work, so they can’t be afraid to expose themselves and wear their hearts on their sleeves.

5. Love helping others
Creative designing is a very friendly profession, with fellow designers regularly sharing their work, ideas, and inspiration, and helping each other out. The design community can be really engaged and helpful. Also, everybody wants to feel like they are making a difference in their job. The creative designer of your choice should be able to see the fruits of their labor and feel a real sense of achievement in their work. 

If you are looking for a creative designer, contact Chantal’s Paths - Sensory Pathways, Sensory Stickers, Sensory Decals and more. 

My name is Chantal Marra. I have three amazing kids with special needs and unique challenges. I have been in business for 11 years doing custom vinyl wall art, vehicle decals, signs, and more.

What began as me just being a mom to our kids and wanting to help them, I saw the benefit of all kids needing a movement break, which led me to begin working with our youngest son’s school to help create a movement station.

It has led to installation in more than 50 schools across Canada and the U.S.A. to as far away as London, Germany, UK, Australia and more. I have many customers who reach out for special designs or unique spaces so feel free to reach out if you’re looking for something customized.

To learn more about the products that I offer, please click here. If you have any questions about creative designing, feel free to get in touch with me by clicking here