I often get asked if I do any freelance work.
The answer (for the moment) is “no.”
It’s not because I don’t like to work with people on their designs.
The problem is I work full time as a web designer, then I blog about blog design and I’m a mom to a three year old. Working on DYOB is like another full time job in itself, and so I’m just not able to give individual clients the time and attention they would deserve.
But when people ask me, I feel like I need to refer them to someone. There are lots of web designers out there, but we all have to find someone that we click with:
- Someone that does the type of design we prefer,
- Someone who excels at what we specifically need (we all have different needs and specialties),
- And most importantly, someone we enjoy working with.
So here begins my new series…Meet the Blog Designer!
It’ll be a series of interviews with some fabulous designers I’ve discovered who will have some great design insights for you. These are designers whose work I deeply admire and designers who work a lot with women and understand their styles and what they need.
I won’t be getting any sort of compensation for recommending any of them. My only wish is to help you find someone you’ll be happy with.
How to Choose a Blog Designer
When you’re ready to hire a designer, my advice is to check out a few portfolios, pick out the ones you really like, then contact a couple of them. Tell them what you’re looking to do and ask questions based on what you’re looking for, their procedures, turn-around times, etc. Most of them will probably have a few questions of their own for you and then they’ll be able to give you a quote.
I recommend speaking to and getting at least 2-3 quotes before selecting a designer. And don’t select one based on the price alone. Pick the designer that seems to understand your needs the best.
Check out my list of recommended designers below!
Recommended Blog Designers Featured on DYOB
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