Tips for Working with a Graphic Artist

Before you start your next project with a graphic artist there are a few things you should be aware of. These will make the whole process smoother for both you and the artist you are working with. Saving both parties a lot of time and headaches ensuring you’ll avoid a disastrous scenario. Just follow these simple tips:

Know what you want

  • Outline everything you want for the project in a text file.
  • A picture is a thousand words. Sketch the best you can what you want to demonstrate positioning and colors.
  • Check their portfolio is close to the style you are looking for.
  • Set a budget for the minimum and maximum you want to spend.
    • Low budget leads to low quality. Also you don’t want to overspend, but be prepared for any extra fees for reworks to get things right.
  • Expected delivery date.
    • Quicker turnarounds can lead to rushed work and more fees. While working within your artist’s delivery schedule will produce higher quality at a better deal.


  • Ensure that you express your desires clearly, documentation helps.
  • Listen to the artist’s recommendations and feedback to your proposal.
  • Agree on an initial price and consider any circumstances for extra costs.
  • Agree on a timeline that works for both of you.

Be Kind

  • Keep your expectations in check
  • Work together to solve issues
  • Bring a little patience
  • Remember the artist wants a happy client

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