Ever felt lost for words when trying to approach a really talented designer? Like you felt you should've prepared a great pick-up line beforehand to break the ice. But every time, you just get tie-tongued and blurt out smooth lines like "A-yo, girl, you design. Right? Cool...Yeah so...this project..." Don't lose the chance to woo your dream designer. Step yo game up!
So next time you want to spark up a conversation about your latest project with your designer crush, give this template a try. Make it your own and sound like a professional when looking to hire a designer. Nothing says charming like a client who knows how to make a mean proposal. *swoons*
Subject: [Name of Design Project, Name of Client]
“Hi [Designer’s Name],
[Name of Reference] referred your services to me and I was wondering if you would be interested in taking on a project. I’ve looked through your [Online Portfolio or Social Media Page] and saw that [Title or Type of Project (i.e. album cover, logo, etc.)] is similar to what I was looking for in my project. I need a [Type of Project and Brief Description (1-3 Sentences)]. I would like to see this project completed by [Deadline]. Based on my project description, I was wondering if you could give me an estimate. I’m looking to spend [Price Range]. What can you do to accommodate my budget if it falls short of your rates?
Thank you for your time. Please let me know if you are interested.
**Feel free to add any compliments you see necessary. I’m...kind of not kidding...Flattery is a great way to win a designer over. Trust me. **
Now just copy and paste, fill in the blanks, give it some personality, and VOILA you’ve got yourself a serious game changer!