So, you're looking for a new Webflow Designer or Developer? Maybe your current Designer doesn’t meet your needs (anymore) or has gotten too busy with other projects. Maybe you are starting out with your company's Webflow site and haven't engaged with a designer before. Whatever the reason might be, you’ll have to make sure you find the right person for the job and ensure the switch-over process goes smoothly (both on a personal as well as technical level). In this article we'll look at what to consider when planning to hire a new Webflow Designer and what you can do to make the move to a new service provider as smooth as possible.
Let's first start by looking at some of the qualities of a Webflow Designer (or really any Designer) you should be looking for. This is not an exhaustive list and you might want to add other items that are important to you and your team.
Skill and Experience
The right person for your job
Communication skills are so important and can sometimes make or break a project. When you are getting in touch with a Designer, pay attention to how easy it is to communicate with him. Does he answer emails quickly? Might you be able to organise a Zoom call to meet at least virtually? Find out how your potential collaborator usually communicates with clients – does she use email or is available via Slack or Teams?
Good to work with
It's difficult to find out how a person is like to work with if you haven't work with him before. That's why it's great if you have a personal recommendation for someone or you can see reviews that show that this person is great to work with. An in-person or Zoom conversation can also help gauge someone's vibe.
Accuracy, Attention to detail
This is something that is important but that can often not be assessed before you haven't worked together. You can of course always look at some of his work in his portfolio or browse through his website. If you see glaring errors there you might think twice hiring this particular person.
Turn around time
If time is of the essence (as is often the case nowadays), make sure you ask your potential Designer about their availability and about turn around times for work. Are there rush fees for last-minute work? When can you expect a response to a change request? Is your Designer maybe even working with a project management tool such as JIRA, Azure DevOps Boards, Trello or others?
I hope this helped a little in determining what to look out for when hiring a new Webflow Designer. Other great articles which can help you find the right person for the job include:
- What to consider when taking over a Webflow web design project from another agency or designer
- Pros and cons of engaging a freelance designer - a guide for startups & founders
If you would like me to talk more about topics like this or have any questions, please get in touch with me.