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Why You Should Not Hire Your Print Designer for Your Web Site

Jim Dee
Jim Dee
Jul 23, 2020 · 3 min read

TLDR: They always screw up web projects.

As a web developer and designer, I generally find myself in one of three distinct situations, design-wise, for new web site or web site redesign projects:

While I’m happy to work on projects from items 1, 2, and 3a … item 3b, above, can be kinda-sorta-definitely a total nightmare.

Where Print Designers Often Fail

Basically, they routinely screw up these kinds of things:

A print designer, in short, lacks the big picture knowledge that comes from online-first design experience.

Avoid the Headache

Look, no one wants to take your designer away from you. Very few web designers I know want to get involved in doing your business cards or print flyers. If you want to involve that person, then the best way, in my view, is to put him or her on the review team. Let them chime in on designs in progress, if need be. But, make that resource secondary to a dedicated web design professional. It’ll all work out better if you do.

✍🏻 Jim Dee maintains three blogs — Hawthorne Crow, Web Designer | Web Developer Magazine, and Wonderful Words, Defined — and contributes to various Medium pubs. Connect at JPDbooks.com, Amazon, FB, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, or Jim [at] ArrayWebDevelopment.com. His latest screwball literary novel, CHROO, is a guaranteed good time.

Web Designer / Web Developer Magazine

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Jim Dee

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Jim Dee

Web guy at ArrayWebDevelopment.com; author of books & blogs. See: JPDbooks.com.

Web Designer / Web Developer Magazine

WDWD Magazine features articles on web site design / development, internet marketing, social media, SEO, and topics like marketing, communications, business development, etc. Editor: Jim Dee of Array Web Development — jim@arraywebdevelopment.com.

Jim Dee

Written by

Jim Dee

Web guy at ArrayWebDevelopment.com; author of books & blogs. See: JPDbooks.com.

Web Designer / Web Developer Magazine

WDWD Magazine features articles on web site design / development, internet marketing, social media, SEO, and topics like marketing, communications, business development, etc. Editor: Jim Dee of Array Web Development — jim@arraywebdevelopment.com.

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