This summer I was struggling with tightness and burning in my chest. After weeks of doctors appointments and tests, I learned I was having allergic asthma. I started to learn more about my new found allergies and asthma and triggers. That's when my boyfriend, Zack, and I decided to make our home a healthier and less toxic space.
We went through what we could be using and breathing in and researched better products for our health. A website we used frequently was EWG.org by the Environmental Working Group. Additionally, we looked for products that had zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) or Formaldehyde.
One of the first products we thought to make the change was our laundry detergent. We live in a one-bedroom apartment and our dryer vents into the apartment. We realized that was something we constantly breathed in and should be more conscious about.
Stay on deadline and within budget.
Hiring a freelance graphic designer can be great if your company or organization can’t afford an in-house designer. It allows you to save money as well as avoid pulling staff to create something that is out of the scope of their job.
The downside to hiring someone not full-time is they don’t know your company or your employees. Do not expect your graphic designer to go digging on your website for text, you need to have everything for them. If you aren’t detailed enough, your designer might have to go over the deadline for reasons such as constantly looking for missing content or having to make drastic changes to the design because they didn’t know your company or organization's branding.
Throughout this article you will learn how to propose a project to your designer, how to set a project budget, what to send your designer for them to be able to get started, what to do after you receive a design draft, and how to be print ready.