Choosing a Jacksonville Graphic Design Firm
First, know what you are looking for. What is it that you want the designer to do for you? Do you need a logo? And where are you going to use the logo? Brochures? Business Cards? Stationery? Print Ads? Web Design? CD's? DVD's?
Who are your customers? Is your target market local to Jacksonville? Graphic design firms will need to know all about your target audience, so be ready to answer the "who", "what", "where", "why", and "how" questions about them.
Do you know who they are in terms of their demographics such as age range, income range, ethnicity, lifestyle, professional focus (if applicable), education, home ownership, and mobility,
What are the reasons they buy your product or services. What pains do they experience and what solutions does your product or service offer? What are the inherent benefits to the customer of buying your product or service?
How does your target audience use your product or service? How have you focused your marketing efforts on them in the past? How successful was that focus? What do you think worked and what didn't work?
Why did your past marketing efforts work, and why not? If you don't know, that's okay. Bring along your past marketing materials and ask your Jacksonville graphic design firm candidates what they think. This is another way to gage whether or not you want to work with this firm.
Where do your customers find you? If you don't know some of the answers to these questions, you may need market research. Ask each of your Jacksonville Graphic design firm candidates whether or not they can do market research or recommend a good market research firm. This can be an important element in making your final choice. While the firm may not actually do the market research, it is important that they have a relationship with an affordable solution for you.
Knowing your product or service, your market and what it is you want is just half the equation. The other half is what you are looking for. Here are some simple questions. You can rank the candidates on each of these on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 is "not at all" and 5 is "Yes, absolutely".
Do they have access to all the services I need?
Does the style of their work meet my taste criteria?
Do I think I'll enjoy working with them? (This may not seem as important until you're in the middle of a project. Then it can be critical.)
Will they give me references?
Are the references happy with the work they received?
Okay, now you are armed and ready to choose your new Jacksonville Graphic Design team. Just head to your local internet and do a search for Jacksonville Graphic Design. Remember the ones that come up first, know how to optimize their web sites and if you are working on a web site, this may be important to you. Happy choosing!
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