When you compare freelance booth designers and design studios, the question of price seems to pop up first. A freelancer is cheaper, but whenever something is cheaper you still pay more – with your time, confidence, deadlines, reputation and risks. It doesn’t really matter how talented and inspired he is, what awesome projects he has performed and what experience he’s got. No one can guarantee what happens with your project tomorrow.
Dealing with a studio, on the other hand, is working with a company, a team of dedicated people. And the fact that they work together provides the client with multiple benefits.
Experience of the Team
Exchanging opinions and sharing insights is much easier within a team. In spheres like exhibition stand design, very few people are eager to teach their competitors something really useful during webinars. If you hire a team, you hire people who constantly develop their skills based not just on their own experience, but the experience of their colleagues. Studios usually attend professional events and exhibitions to get new sources of inspiration and to get to know the newest design trends. This means that your stand design will look professional and up-to-date.
It is much easier and it feels more relaxed to have all your payments totally clear. If you work with an exhibition stand design studio you can have all the contracts and the invoices you may need. You don’t need to know how the escrow payments work on the freelance websites and how much commission fees will you lose for the chance to leave a horrible feedback to someone who lets you down.
Brand and Responsibility
Like with any other service, when you deal with a studio there is a brand, reputation, and credit. These things are hard to acquire but easy to lose. A studio will do its best to keep its reputation of a reliable partner, as it is the word of mouth that brings new people to its door.
Result Oriented Substitutions
People are way too fragile. They get sick, they lose inspiration, they have kids with runny noses and dogs that require urgent vaccinations. They also have unreliable Internet connection from time to time, but that doesn’t count here. When you order an exhibition booth design from a studio, you don’t care whose grandmother got into the hospital or whose cat ruined the cable. If anything (God forbid) happens to a designer responsible for your project his or her colleague will continue the work with the same pace, keeping up to all the deadlines.
Customer Relationship Management
A most common type of a CRM a freelancer uses is a pack of yellow post-it notes. A studio can afford a comprehensive CRM system and the newest project management software. What this means to you is that all your requests are taken into consideration and all the requirements are met.
During a busy season, you may need to have a couple of booth designs made simultaneously. A freelance designer’s possibilities will be a bottleneck here – a guy (or a girl) simply can’t deliver a few projects at once. A studio can handle a number of projects at the same time without any delays.
Your Personal Project Manager
No offends, but creatives are the kind of people that need to be guided all the time. Which is why a reliable design studio will have a project manager who will make sure all your requirements are met and all your requests are fulfilled the way you need. Not to mention that unlike the creatives this person knows how to use a calendar and a clock so that your projects always meet the deadlines.
A studio doesn’t go to the movies and doesn’t keep its phone in the quiet mode during the office hours. This means you can always ask your question or request a quotation or… You don’t have to believe us – check this statement and contact us right now.