Which Personality Traits Should I Look for in A Designer?
They say that opposites attract, but is this really the case? If you’re the type of person who is more relaxed about your daily life, would you want to have a tightly wound designer or programmer working on your project? Finding the right balance between a relaxed attitude and being wound tighter than a steel drum is a fine art. While this varies from person to person, we have a few suggestions to help nail down some qualities to look for in any potential design partner.
Communication is Key
Are they able to understand the overall vision for your company? Can they provide you with ideas on how to better your business? It’s important to find someone that you can easily communicate with and who will also understand the nitty gritty parts of your company. This will help build a platform of trust between yourself, the contractor and every member of your team.
Relaxed is Good, but Not Too Much
Designers are often stereotypically categorized into two buckets: passionate, high-strung creatives or the laid-back, cool kid with his (or her) head in the clouds. You’re looking for the creative chops and talent to elevate your brand. However, a designer also needs to be able to reign in all of these concepts into constructive action. Your designer needs to be able to execute their ideas into tangible results so you can effectively relate to your audience.
Being Exceptionally Proactive
Have you ever had to get someone back to the task at hand? Or do you often feel like you are the first person to always reach out to check on the status of your project? Maybe it’s time to find a designer who doesn’t mind sending you a quick email to let you know a) they are still alive and b) your project is coming along smoothly or if not, what they are doing to get back on track. Bonus points if they have their own project management system or know how to use yours.