What's the best way to request great design?
TL:DR: Watch this video!!
It’s a fact that the more clear and detailed your request, the better the work from your designer will be.
It isn’t rocket science, but it does take a little effort which will totally be worth it.
With that in mind, here are some tips to help you write a great request.
First off, using the Request Wizard in The Design Pickle Platform is simply the most effective way to communicate what you need with your designer.
The Request Wizard uses AI to help you create your first request.
Simply follow the steps in the wizard and you’re good to go!
I want to dive a bit deeper into a few aspects of making a great request.
What do you want?
Let’s start with one of the most important steps in the process, describing your design
After you’ve decided on what to request, the sizes needed and selecting your brand profile, it’s time to tell your designer WHAT you are looking for.
This section is where you're going to give all the meaty details to your designer.
In this section, you'll want to be as descriptive as possible. Tell us exactly what you want done. The more information, the better. You want your designer to have a very clear picture of what you want created.
If your request is vague or not detailed enough, your designer might get confused and may force them to guess or interpret your request.
This can possibly lead to you being not satisfied with your design.
Please remember, your designer is NOT a mind-reader (yet). Give a ton of examples via uploads or providing links. Tell your designer what you love AND what you hate.
When it comes to copy, make sure your copy is proofed and READY FOR PRINT! Your designer will simply cut and paste your copy into your design. They won't make any adjustments to the copy.
Protip: if you don't include your copy in the body of the request, make sure it is given to your designer via soft copy, such as a word document or a google doc. PDF's are problematic because it can be difficult for your designer to cut and paste the copy. They may be forced to hand type your copy which is not ideal and will likely lead to mistakes.
With the request wizard, you are given many ways to communicate your vision. Use them!
Next up, stock assets. Design Pickle clients have access to a vast library of stock vectors and photography powered by FreshStock, Unsplash, Pixabay, and Adobe Stock. Use of the Adobe Stock images library requires a Premium Stock subscription add-on to your account.
Rather have your designer find assets for you? That's not a problem either. Just tell your designer what you are looking for in the provided field. Your designer will search our libraries for you. If you have access to Premium Stock, your designer will search in Adobe Stock too.
Don't need any photos or would rather upload your own? That's fine too. Just select "I don't need photos or I'll upload my own".
Once you’re all done, review your request and tell your designer what file types you need back and then click on Send to My Designer!