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  • Writer's pictureMichael Smith

Get Ready For A Successful Design Project: What To Tell Your Designer

Updated: Jun 17


Before you start any design project, it’s important to make sure you and your designer are on the same page. Having a clear plan in place will ensure that the project runs smoothly and efficiently. Here are some key things to tell your designer before getting started.


Set Clear Expectations & Timelines

Before starting a project, it’s important to establish expectations and timelines. You should clearly communicate what you want from the project, such as specific features or deadlines. Additionally, make sure to discuss how often you will communicate with each other throughout the process – usually daily check-ins are enough – so that everyone is aware of the expected timeline for completion.


Understand Your Audience

It’s essential for designers to understand their target audience when creating visuals for a product or website. Provide your designer with information about who will be using this product or visiting your website, such as age ranges, genders and interests. This way, they can ensure that their designs cater to those audiences by making sure colors and visuals appeal to them.

Provide Resources & Reference Materials

You may have specific ideas in mind for what you want your product or website to look like. If so, providing reference materials can help give designers an idea of what direction to take in order to meet your expectations. You can provide examples of websites that feature elements or designs that you like, as well as stock images and graphics that could be used in the design process.


Starting a design project doesn't have to feel overwhelming if both parties understand what is required from them at each stage of the process. By communicating clear expectations, understanding your target audience and providing resources and reference materials, you can set yourself up for success before beginning any design projects with your team! With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way towards having a successful design project every time!


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