This infographic explains different aspects of graphic designing, and how graphic designers are compelled to work in situations even when they aren’t getting any money, and the only thing that keeps them going is the consideration that it will make their portfolio strong. Graphic designing is not the end of the world; designers can also earn some money by designing T-shirts and by selling them on SunFrog. It also explains that comparing one graphic designer – who has formal education in graphic designing as well as the experience of years – with someone on the internet whose credentials you have no idea about, is simply inappropriate. If you want a unique design, you must also be willing to pay graphic designers a significant amount of money. It is also explained that there is no need to haggle with the graphic designers, as graphic designing is a highly creative work, and people must also keep in mind that they will get good designs if they pay better.
Most graphic designers are asked to work out the flattened files, and which is a very arduous task. You can simply give them original files with editable layers which will make their work much easier. If you keep on giving PDFs or JPGs then don’t expect to get your work done in anytime soon because these files are non-editable. It is also told in the infographic that you are not supposed to send too many low-resolution files in MS Word file. And if you send such low-resolution files, you cannot expect designers to rescale them unless some part of the pictures is compromised.
If you are trying to show the work of graphic designers to your friends or family members for feedback, then make sure first that they know something about the graphic designing or online marketing; do not solely rely on the non-expert and emotional feedbacks of your friends. You cannot always keep on asking the graphic designers that make the logo bigger; you should also understand that white space also matters.