While there are plenty of web designers out there, many people simply have no idea how to find them, and going by the first page of results on Google tells you nothing about who is trustworthy, good, or worth the money. Others have no idea where to even look for web design services outside of the newspaper, Craigslist, or hiring an in-house design team. The truth is that web designers are everywhere, and usually the biggest challenge is not finding them, but finding a good one. Here are a couple of tips to help you on your search for quality Seattle web design companies.
The Best companies Have Their Own Sites
While you can find a web designer on Craigslist, in the newspaper, or even on eBay, you probably want to skip it. Many web design companies do advertise via online hiring sites, but all of the good ones have their own site. If they have a site then you can visit it, see the website, and see what they can do. Most web designers use their website as a working portfolio so it’s a good way to get a first impression of their work as well as their quality. If you don’t like the designer’s website, you might not like their work either. Of course, you should always look at available samples before making a decision.
In Your City
While you can look for web designers anywhere, or even hire out of Zimbabwe, the best web designers are those you can talk to, get a hold of easily, and maybe even sit down in a face to face chat with. For that reason, most people are happier looking for local web designers, right here in Seattle, rather than going to another city. If you’re worried about talent and quality, don’t be. Seattle has one of the best tech markets in the world, and therefore some of the best and most talented designers.
Tips for Getting the Best
Consider looking for more than one web designer, and then looking through their work to see which one you like best. Once you find a designer you like, you can start talking with them about your project to get quotes, timeframes, and other details. Many web designers can work with you from the ground up to brainstorm, design, create, and launch your website, and usually this is the best idea if you don’t’ already have a developer on board. Many designers will have online reviews that you can use to sort quality and average customer satisfaction as well, although you should do your own research rather than simply relying on what the internet says.
Choosing your designer is important, because who you pick will influence the final look and feel of your website. Just make sure you like their previous work, and that you like working with them, in order to get results you are happy with. For actually locating local web designers, you can try Google Businesses, an online equivalent to the Yellow Pages. Remember that you’re looking for a website, good reviews, and quality sample designs.