Why Choose a Freelance Designer?
There are a lot of reasons why big companies are beginning to use freelance designers for their websites rather than the big corporations that rule the market at the minute,
Websites are becoming cheaper than ever with the likes of wix and wordpress allowing people who aren't designers to try their hand. This brings down the cost as its affordable to everyone and having a company website is now the norm for most. This allows people (I.E me) to get in on that and provide a high quality and very reasonable priced website to many, since I don't have any quotas to meet or any outstanding payments that the big companies do I on average charge 50% less than companies in the local area for the same website.
The level of service I am able to provide compared to a company is much higher, since you will be dealing with me for everything (rather than a person for your account, another for the website and a third for emails) this allows us to build up a better rapport and give the entire experience a much more personal feel.
Level Of Importance
If you hire an agency, chances are you'll be a dime a dozen in their customer base so you will get the standard support etc, I make sure to go above and beyond the call of duty to make the website/Logo you require is exactly what you need. Since this is my livelihood it is key I can give a good service and that is exactly what I pride myself on. I work on between 3-4 projects at any one time so you will always be of very high importance no matter what.
Most companies quote a 6-12 week timescale for their website and I can promise about 90% of this time is queues. for comparison I quote 2-6 weeks depending on complexity and how busy I am. So as well as getting the website 50% cheaper I on average deliver the end product 50% faster than companies in my area.
Pay for what you get
When hiring a freelancer you are only paying for the skills you need. Agency rates factor in the cost of running their studio and their employees, some of whom may not be relevant to your particular project.
Going into 2019 its becoming apparent that freelance designers are the future, with more now than ever you can find the designer who is right for you!