When to work with an external designer

Knowing when to outsource to an external design agency is often not an easy decision to make for a business. Here are some examples of situations when hiring designers is highly effective.

As an experienced designer, there are many different situations when my services have been required. Read on to see if outsourcing design could benefit you in these situations.

Holiday cover
Every year I work holiday cover at an agency, to fill in for a permanent staff member.

Additional capacity
If you have a project, but not enough time to get the work done, bringing in a freelancer is your safest bet to ensure you meet a deadline.

A professional level of knowledge which isn’t within your current repertoire can be acquired via a freelance designer without a long-term commitment needed.

Adding value to your business

If you need branding or communications design, such as a brochure, but don’t have the need for a full-time employee, a freelancer can provide this service.

During a staff changeover
Logistically, navigating a staff changeover can be tough. The departing employee will be expected to leave swiftly. Recruiting the right replacement can take time. A freelance designer or art director can provide temporary relief when business needs to continue as usual.

It’s great to have someone on-call, ready for when any of the above situations arise, as great designers are often booked up weeks or months in advance. Take a look at my work, then get in touch at studio@abelldesign.co.uk and let me know how I can help.