We know how important a talented web designer is for creating a website! While we have been lucky enough to find talented designers to help our clients, the task can be daunting for a dental practice. How do you find the right designer for your project? Fortunately, there are three simple tips to help you find the right designer for your website.
Tips for Hiring a Web Designer
- Know what you’re looking for: If a potential candidate asks you, “What are you looking for?” do you have an answer? Do you want a brand new website? Do you need a redesign? Do you also want help with logos and branding? You need to know exactly what you expect from your designer. In addition, what is your budget? These are professionals who expect a fair rate. Individual designers may charge by the hour, while a firm may charge by the project and bundle services. Simply put: You need to know what you want and what you’re willing to pay.
- Do your research: Once your certain regarding the scope of the project and your budget, it’s time to talk to designers. You’re sure to find quite a few local designers. First, check out their portfolios online. Are they versatile? Do they provide professional looking products? You can also find reviews online from other people that have worked with the designer: are they mainly positive, negative, or non-existent? Finally, talk to the web designer. Is this someone you can work with throughout the design process?
- Always have a contract: This protects both you and your web designer. A contract states deadlines, when payments are due and how much, and can even outline the creative process (ex. Do you get to see the project as it is designed? Can you offer feedback? Is the web designer willing to make changes after completion?).
Want to know more about the current trends in dental website design? Ready to create or update the digital face of your dental practice? The experts at MDPM Consulting have got you covered. Give Jill a call today at (972) 781-8861, or send us an email at [email protected].