In a nutshell – graphic design requires a creative expert. Good graphic designers will know the best approaches to communicate your products and services to your customers. Most importantly they will develop the logo/art in the proper software so that it can be printed by any printer. Designing anything in Microsoft Office is not going to go far when it comes to printing your projects!
Check out these five reasons you should hire and invest in a graphic designer for your business:
1. Keep Your Look Consistent
If you try and mimic their work on your own, your look and feel will definitely lose it’s edge by being inconsistent. A designer will know which fonts to use where, will keep font sizes and colors consistent and ensure the overall look and feel of all your materials will consistently capture your brand.
2. Save Time
Do you really have to spend time trying to come up with designs for your logo, brochures or necessary templates? A graphic designer can come up with a design or format a marketing document in a quarter of the time it will take you to do it yourself. Don’t you have enough on your plate already?!?
3. Stand Out From the Rest
Having a template logo or look and feel you bought cheap online is not going to help you stand out from your competition. The only way people are going to remember you and your business is if your materials stand out compared to the rest. Having a distinct brand is what is going to raise your business above your competition.
4. Save Some Coins
A graphic designer will know the most cost effective ways to design your materials to keep your printing costs to a minimum. By the time you’ve been able to create a layout using Microsoft Publisher (a program printers hate, and will charge you an arm and a leg to print from), a designer would be able to design a proper file in their graphic suite of software, that printers will not have an issue with.
5. Get the Results YOU Want
Many clients have an idea of what they want their business materials to look like, but have no way to convey them. A designer will be able to get through your list of preferences and ensure that your end results will not only look the way you want but will help you achieve the goals you set out for your business materials.
Don’t start your business off on the wrong foot. Make a lasting impression with the right logo and the right marketing materials to help you get your business off the ground. Improve your image, stand out from the rest of the pack and spend some money on a graphic designer from the get go. The right designer will work with your budget and help you prioritize what items you need in the first year of your business and what you should consider as your company grows.