Finding a good web designer is not a problem. Many educational organizations produce thousands of young designers each year, not to mention digital artists and home-grown freelancers. Hiring the best ones from this broad field of design/art talents is the first step to success. But when you find them, the next question is how to mold them into an effective team.
Making an outstanding web design team is not easy. Usually, it takes much efforts to select the right people, inspire them, and build team culture. In this article, we will give you some advice on how to create an award-winning web design team.
You’ll never experience a lack of applications. However, you would be surprised how few of them will meet your criteria. When it comes to design, tastes are subjective. At the same time, good designers are ones that maintain a perfect balance between the customer’s needs and creativeness. In other words, any amazing web design is only considered such if it meets the customer’s requirements. Remember: creativity should sell!
There are several important criteria to look for in your designers:
- Creativeness. At first glance, the majority of projects seem boring. However, the core of a web design company’s task is to turn them into attractive. Therefore, good designers accept the task and draw inspiration from it; they do not need to be inspired.
- Skills. It is always relatively easy to draw a concept. The difficult part is to “join the dots.” In other words, it is not enough to generate new ideas. Designers should be able to refresh/finalize an existing artwork.
- Flexibility. If the circumstances demand it, designers should be ready to reshape or alter the project completely.
Any design artwork can tell you little about the individual who created it. Therefore, we recommend you to focus on personality at the live interview. The talent and knowledge are impeccable, but do not be afraid to let go off people that you feel uncomfortable with – this will save your time in the long run. It will most definitely not work out.