A Good Web Designer

As an employer, we always want everything to work out with our employees. However, it is inevitable for some scuffles to arise especially if expectations or deadlines aren’t met. Web design, in particular, is a pretty important job in any industry. Having good corporate logos and images are crucial because this is what is visible to the public. That’s why it is important to have a healthy relationship with your web designer.

It isn’t easy to deal with employees though especially since attitude is something that one can’t train overnight.  If you are part of a company’s talent acquisition team, you’d agree that it would be best to get the best candidates right away rather than train passable candidates. As such, here are some qualities that companies should be looking for in web designers:

  • Honesty
    We think honesty is really the key to having an amiable relationship in the workplace. Get to know the designer’s skills in certain fields by having them rate themselves from 1-10. You can ask them to rate themselves in terms of CSS, Flash, HTML5, Adobe products and many more. It would even be better if this is done in an interview rather than in writing. This way, you can also give them some time to explain their rating. By doing so, you would be able to tell if a candidate is simply trying to impress you or is actually true to their word.
  • Ability to Make Deadlines
    Deadlines are crucial in the design field. In order to find out if your candidate is up to the task, try to pattern a simple test that should last 30 minutes. If they are able to meet your expectations given that time frame, they’ll make a good employee.
  • Communication skills
    Part of the reason why most employer-employee relationships fail is due to failure in communication. Your web designer should not be afraid to reach out to you when the need arises. He should be able to blatantly say that he won’t be able to finish on time instead of covering it up with reasons. These expectations should be aired out with your designer upon project start. That way, they won’t be afraid to approach you.
  • Open to criticism
    This is where most designers fail. While all the details of the tasks are laid out at project start, it is inevitable for revisions to be warranted once, twice or a lot of times during the project. When this happens, the designer should not get irritated and instead ask more questions at the time of the first revision to keep it from happening again.