So you’ve made the decision to hire the help of a graphic designer but how can you make the most of their services?

Our team at the Design Studio has created a list of areas you may want to consider that can make the design experience as smooth as possible. 

Areas to consider:


A good basic idea of what you want and being able to articulate this idea to the best of your ability will help the designer in understanding your vision.


To complement your idea, any examples you’ve seen or inspiration you would like to base the project on are extremely useful in helping visualise what you are looking for.


If there are any specific photos, fonts or colours that you would like to use then great! Showing these to the designer will really help with the collaboration.


This includes all wording, headings and any other relevant information. Having a good idea of the content will definitely help speed the design process along.


It’s a good idea to think about the size of the design you want. The basic options tend to be A5, A4 or A3 and whether you want it landscape or portrait. For example, it’s probably worth advising the designer if the design is going to end up on the side of a plane! There are hundreds of websites that can help to give you an idea of how big each layout is. The larger the image, the more the designer will have to consider the finer details of the design.


Are you printing in-house (yourself) or using a professional printer? Knowing the quality and the type of material the design will be printed on can help in the design process. If your printers are able to provide templates for the designer to work from then all the better!

If you don’t have a regular printer, your designer will be able to recommend one. Using a printer familiar to the designer will likely result in quicker turnaround and potential cost savings. It will also be useful to consider the type of finish your product will have such as matt/gloss/silk etc.

Taking into consideration these areas will help you get the most out of your designer and increase the quality of the designs you recieve. Feel free to ask  your designer any questions you may have and don’t be afraid to ask for their advice too. Chances are they have worked on a similar project before and will be able to help you get the best out of your idea.

Want to put these tips to good use with our friendly Design Studio? Drop us a message using the form on our Contact Us page and we’ll get back to you asap!

Are you also a designer? Comment down below your thoughts and if you have any additional tips or tricks!