Complete Guide to Working With A Web Designer

Written by Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is a Web Designer, Creator, Marketing Agency Leader, SEO expert & public speaker. He founded Wicked Modern Websites in 2007 and has been helping businesses grow ever since!

How To Work With a Web Designer

What they will probably ask from you, even if they don’t you should forward this stuff to them!

So you’re ready to start your website development project (with me or any other website designer). Congratulations! You’re ahead of the game, you’ve dodged the trap of those mass produced website builders which steal your content and give you the worst possible outcome for your business, bravo!

You’re probably asking yourself a list of questions: How much does it cost to hire a web designer? How do I hire someone to design my website? What do I need to know before hiring a web designer? Who should I hire to build my website? How much does creating a website cost? Is it worth building your own website?

Here is a list of things that your website designer will ask you for. Even if you haven’t had a consultation with us yet or if you’re working with another website developer here’s a list of things that any good web designer is going to ask you for.

If they don’t it’s a huge red flag that they are either cutting corners or don’t know what they are doing and you should seek advice from an experienced website designer before it is too late!

Here’s what I, your website designer, am asking for from you the client:

  • Your Logo (PDF, EPS or high res JPEG if possible)
  • Hosting Login (hosting account and/or Cpanel login)**
  • Current Website Login 
  • Analytics Access (we make decisions based on data, hopefully your old website developer has been collecting it for you!)
  • Images or any new pictures you’d like to use for the new site
  • Brand style guide, colors or any special graphics being used
Getting Started with a website developer

You might not have all or any of these things but don’t worry, we make it easy for you. If you don’t it’s no problem but providing your website designer with as much info as you possibly can make things smoother and result in the best possible outcome.

How to get started with a website developer

Getting Started with a Website Developer – How to collaborate: (send me your content & Images)

We will create a shared Google Drive folder and invite you to it so that you can place your images, text, videos and ideas for your website there. 

Your Web Design Team Will Also Accept Your Content Via. 

  • E-Mail
  • Text Message
  • DropBox
  • Any other sharing platform of your choosing

Understand the website development process

Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process that can be overwhelming. I’ve outlined my process into 3 steps:

Check back here soon for more info on understanding the website development process.

Getting Started with a website developer

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Ayanna Ashley DoironAyanna Ashley Doiron
15:09 28 Oct 22
Andrew is passionate and very knowledgeable about SEO and web design. He partners with clients to increase their online presence and grow their businesses in a way that most small businesses aren’t able to do on their own. I would highly recommend Wicked Modern Websites!
East Coast ContentEast Coast Content
14:05 14 Oct 22
Andrew is truly a master at his craft, he has been a huge help in getting my google profile in line with their ( complicated ) verification process. The insight you gain just from a 30 minute conversation with him is priceless. I would recommend anyone who is serious about their businesses online reputation to reach out to Andrew and his team at Wicked Modern Websites.
Melissa GarlisiMelissa Garlisi
13:42 15 Sep 22
Wicked Modern's Andrew Peterson's enthusiasm fills every facet of the room every time he speaks! His ideas drive my own imagination , and help me look at the same-old-same-old with fresh eyes. Highly recommended!
anthony minissaleanthony minissale
22:34 14 Sep 22
Andrew was extremely helpful creating my company`s site. He was attention to detail from start to finish. Highly recommend his services. Thanks again!
Eric MattaEric Matta
15:33 25 Aug 22
We love the website that Andrew built us, very professional and modern looking. He designed something great and then took our personal requests to make it our own. We will be happy to work with him and Wicked Modern Websites in the future!
Sumit MadanSumit Madan
18:53 16 Aug 22
I have worked with Andrew, he is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful person to talk with. He gave us a bunch of useful suggestions to create a high performing website.

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