Why would you hire a web designer/graphic designer?
May 20, 2014 6:49 PM Subscribe
With the availability of affordable, easy-to-use website builders like Weebly, customizable blog sites like Wordpress/Blogger, and graphic editors like PicMonkey, what are some of the reasons you would hire someone to do the designing or building for you?
posted by joyeuxamelie to Work & Money (17 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a self-taught graphic designer with a bit of web design experience and I've been thinking about trying freelance designing full-time. But I worry a bit.
The only clients I've ever had were people who were very inexperienced with computers. They hired me because the idea of setting up a site, even using a simple builder like Weebly, was incredibly intimidating and confusing to them. But I would like to think they are in the minority of the customer pool?
I'm wondering why clients would pay a lot of money to have someone build a simple site for them when there are a lot of web apps they could use? I know a site builder won't build anything super sophisticated and complex, but most people don't seem to need that.
Do these people just not have time? Are there a lot more computer un-savvy people out there than I thought?
I guess my real question is why do people hire designers and what do they expect out of them that they can't get from an site builder or design app?