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Should I hire a design freelancer or a design company?

Are you just starting your project and confused about hiring a design freelancer or a design company? 

Feeling pressed for time or on a tight budget? But still want to work with top designers for your next project? We have got you covered. 

At Work for Impact, our passion is connecting you with the best socially conscious freelancers. Here are our top reasons you should consider hiring a design freelancer for your next project.

Benefits of hiring a design freelancer

Design freelancers are an excellent option for projects with a specific scope, goal design and feel in mind.

With the freedom to find a freelance designer who meets all your requirements and reflects your project ethos, you can get straight down to business knowing that your designer is well-equipped to make your project come to life.

Also, consider if you are looking for UX design, web design or graphic design for your project.

Get more bang for your buck

Our socially conscious (and expert) design freelancers know the ins and outs of the design industry. They can offer pricing options to suit a range of budgets and project sizes. 

Closer working relationships and greater involvement in the process

Working with a freelancer opens the door for collaboration and a close working relationship, which is great for hands-on people who want to be involved every step.

The IT factor: niche expertise, unique style, passion and purpose

Developed through a combination of passion, purpose and specialist expertise, our most in-demand design freelancers have a unique style that is all their own.

Flexibility and availability 

The flexibility that comes with a freelance schedule is a huge advantage for those working across different time zones. In addition, the fluid nature of freelance work means you have much more control over terms and contracts.

Great customer service and personalized experience

Certainly, the greatest perk of hiring a design freelancer is having the ability to communicate your vision, resolve issues and see the project come to life with the same person from start to finish.

Here are some important points to consider:

  • Above all, to prevent overload and rushed work, define your project scope. Further, make sure your freelancer is comfortable committing to the size and duration of the project.
  • Take advantage of WFI profile features to find freelancers with the design skills, values, pricing and availability that best reflect your organisation and project.
  • Use the WFI portfolio feature to explore the style and expertise of our freelance designers. So, depending on your project scope and size, you may need to hire different freelancers for different design aspects of your project, e.g. logo design, brand design or website design. Therefore, we recommend making a short list of your favourite design freelancers. 
  • Check for references and reviews from previous clients. Great designers will have positive references from clients on their WFI profiles. Moreover, look for repeat business and ask for at least two references from previous work.

Finally, visit the Work For Impact blog for tips on interviewing, evaluating samples and references, and familiarising yourself with our guide to choosing the right freelancer

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