In this section:
- Hire Me: freelance work ethic
- Project Spec: what I need before we get started
- Contact Form: fill it in and I’ll get back to you asap
Hiring me for your project or commissioning me for artwork.
It’s important to get a feel for someone prior to paying them for a service. Especially if you’re not meeting in person. In this section I’d like to go through a few of the stages we’re likely to encounter together so as to keep the process running smoothly for both of us.
An important note on reliability: It’s mainly important for me at this stage to convey to the potential client my sense of responsibility and reliability. This factor is often determinant in whether the client wishes to proceed or not. I have been a graphic designer for the last eleven years (as of 2011) and this domain has been with me for almost all that time. My email address hasn’t changed in a decade and I intend to keep Stay in Wonderland alive for a long time to come. My location changes constantly but I do business for clients all over the world with ease and am always available to them should they need me.
One of the other reasons it’s important to mention all this now is because I’ve often heard clients tell me they had a previous designer do half a job for them and then disappear – hence their reluctance in hiring someone else. Assuring you of my consistency is therefore useful to both of us.
Please be ready to provide the content for your product, as sometimes clients who aren’t familiar with hiring freelancers don’t realise this is a necessary step before work can commence. Some things you should think about before going ahead:
- Your approximate budget
- A good idea of what you want your flyer/business card to say or web site to contain etc.
- An approximate time-line or deadline
- Freelancing work procedure e.g. any significant changes to the spec may incur additional charges