I forgot to say don’t be too surprised at prices, good designers charge sensible prices, poor designers charge very low – after all a good Designer can always be off making money elsewhere!
Hello, I need some advice.
I need to find a good graphic designer for a few clients. Ive bean building blogs and websites for them but my designer skill are a 5 out 10.
I had a designer that Ive bean working with for 17 years but he’s more focused on print work now and moving away from web design. Ive bean on craigslist.com and a few other sites but after emailing those Designers I get the feeling that they just want money and lots of it, especially for the smaller projects that Ive bean shopping around.
Anyone have some advice of were to look and what questions to ask besides looking at their portfolio? I have about 9 different designs projects ranging from Headers, Twiiter themes, logo updates, and ads ranging in sizes from 200×250 to 900×350.
I got a lot of work on my plate, but finding the right person is hard. Any advice would be great.Thanks!
First of all I wouldn’t put too much kudos in Craigslist which I for one have never joined as it seems like a site that spammers would love, a good Designer gets about, think about visiting the more creative websites, personall I love to browse DeviantArt.com where I’m sure you’ll find a great designer.
Headers, Twitter themes and banner designs are not really big money makers and that’s why a lot of us freelance graphics guys do go the way of print but these areas are not hard to judge so if you go to DeviantArt and search for Twitter backgrounds etc you’re bound to find someone who designs to your taste, once you’ve found the person don’t be too surprised when they ask about the money because these areas are not particularly hard to create and thus the price is easily quoteable.
Just a ‘bump’ mate, you may want to link to work you’ve done in the past. I’m a Designer and not looking to collab here but if I were then I’d want to see the Dev’s work, obviously your design wouldn’t need to be amazing (or you wouldn’t be looking to collab) but you would be showing you are capable.
Hmmm, do they need a special case to get a signal? lol
Thanks everyone I’ll look into it, though I don’t get on with WordPress.
To help with getting an accurate quote, here are some details:
- The template only allows for 1 swf/module per page.
- The solution would be to load the home page module AND the contact module into a single swf, and then load that single swf into the template.
- The modules will run outside of the template, but the xml and css urls will need to be hard-coded in the ActionScript if this is done. These urls are determined in the Document classes of every module.
- When the modules are run outside of the template (like in the example above), the borders/blurs are not available. One solution could be to use the special “custom module” template, but this only supports a single blur border (which may/may not look that great with two modules side by side).
Good luck RobbyAlso, whoever picks up the job, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks, I didn’t realise there was so much to do, that’s because I don’t usually use Flash. Luckily this is a personal project so I may be able to find a way around it, ‘all’ I want is a site like the official Hurt Locker movie website but it doesn’t seem to be going that way – see what I have so far at http://www.robbydesigns.com/yosai
Hmmm.wondering what to do now…
maybe try the author?
I did try the author but he is beyond my budget, had a dev email me now anyway so hopefully I’m ok.
Well this isn’t very much a theme it’s like custom scripts you need.
If you also need a theme you need to provide more info.No one will build a theme like this and put it in the marketplace so it has to be a custom job.
Thanks but I’m sure I saw one on here before.
I need a little tuning of the Q Creative flash website theme : http://activeden.net/item/q-creative-xml-website-template/103568
I need a subscription form on the Home page, I have changed the theme quite a lot but if I’m guessing right then it’s just a matter of adding the contact form xml to the Home page xml.
Any quotes please? Here or email me through my profile, I have contacts with jquery guys and dev’s but no flash dev so if you can do this then there may be more work like this in the future.