Top 7 Reasons Why It’s Better to Hire a Freelance Designer or Small Design Firm Than a Large Design Company.

by Calvin Cox on August 20, 2008


There are many options when hiring a web designer or design company in general.  I mean the list is seriously endless. So the question is how do you find the right design company to build your website or complete your  next design project.  The design industry has flourished,  and with the internet , choosing the right web design company has become a full time job.   Personally I tend to favor the smaller design firms or freelance designer when hiring for my projects, here is why:

  1. Freelance designers and small design firms are very ambitious and want the work.
  2. Freelance designers just starting out want to do the best job they can in order to promote their brand.
  3. Freelance designers and small design firms tend to deliver the project earlier than larger design companies.
  4. Freelance designers and small design companies are more accessible during off hours, i.e. tech support.
  5. Freelance designers and small design companies are more flexible when it comes to design changes.
  6. Freelance designers and small design firms tend to be more innovative when it comes to new ideas and cutting edge technology.

7.  Freelance designers and small design firms can be a great resource for future website upgrades because the designer who designed your website is probably the owner, chances are he won’t fire himself or be looking for a better career opportunity.

Freelance Switch has a great article from the freelance designer perspective, titled, You Vs. The Design Firms: How To Win Every Time. Of course with any choice you make due diligence is key.  Just like in any business there are good and bad apples.  Research and vet the designer or design firm before hiring, my article:  “Scars From a Bad Proposal:  8 do’s and don’ts when choosing a web designer” will give you some vetting tips.

What has been your  experience when hiring a freelance designer or small design firm as opposed to a larger design company?

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