In recent years, the term freelance work has spread globally with its platforms that allow individuals to contract with independent designers to do their work and implement their projects, without the need to deal with design companies to implement these works. However, there are a set of questions that you must know the answers to in order to be able to make your decision.
What do we mean by both a freelance designer and a design firm?
A freelance designer is a master person himself, who carries out design work for his\her clients by direct contracting with them without this contract being under the authority or registration of a specific company. The freelance designer can use freelance platforms to obtain projects and organize their agreements for certain fees, while the design company represents a group of individuals who provide their services under a specific trade name through an authorized representative.
How can I hire a freelance designer?
The use of an independent designer comes in two forms: the first is through freelance platforms that allow you to hire the independent designer with the best offer, then you follow up with him\her, and the other is to search for an independent designer through popular search engines or personal knowledge.
Would hiring a freelance designer give you a better price?
Getting the best price is related to a set of factors, including the size of the facility and its commercial activity. Some believe that design companies add the operating value of the company to the total price, while you may avoid direct dealing with the designer because there is no official financial authority and resort to freelance platforms that get fees that may be high.
Deciding on the type of service that you want to obtain depends on the size and quality of your business project. Big companies prefer to contract with design companies instead of individuals in order to obtain the service better valued and guarantee their rights through the financial agreement. This will avoid these companies falling into legal problems, and the company’s experience in dealing with large companies and its qualified team to implement these projects makes it able to understand the nature and requirements of working with these companies and pricing it in the best way.
How about quality of work?
Choosing a company to do the design service is a golden option if you have the necessary elements for that. Design companies are distinguished by their ability to understand your requirements better because they have sufficient experience to understand your field of work. Design companies provide you with their profile that reflects their field of work experience, as well as the presence of a group of professional designers who hold different specializations that allows you to benefit from the diverse experiences of the company’s personnel, which makes it suitable for owners of big companies and projects who are looking for high quality. This does not negate the ability of individuals to prove their competence by presenting their work, but the diversity of business in companies, setting special standards for quality, and being subject to the review process increases the opportunity to execute your requirements with the quality you hoped to get.