Asking for help when you need it

And we all need it!

Sometimes I need to ask for help. But I often put it off until the point where it’s painful to continue trying to figure something out myself. If you do that too I’d like to encourage us both to see the signs sooner that that pain is coming if we don’t ask.

I was struggling to get some new and better office systems in place these last few weeks. (Or has it been months?) Finally I realized I could call in an expert for this type of thing. Next week we have 3 dedicated hours set aside to get this done! I’ll let you know how much relief I feel afterwards.

working togetherIf you need help with something design-related but have been afraid to ask for help, fear not. You will likely feel as much relief as my other clients have when you get your graphic design from Pat Creedon Design!

Why DIY doesn’t work with Graphic Design

Unless you are a Graphic Designer!

DIY is big. It even has a cable channel (that I watch all the time). But Do It Yourself design of logos, ads, brochures, and even websites when it’s the branding and promotion of your own business? Not a good idea.

Would I write my own song? No!

I just got a music composer as a client. She has been my client before when I designed her first CD cover and insert. I’ve never written a song, whereas Monica has written many. I wouldn’t know where to begin.

Well maybe I’d try to learn an instrument first or learn to read music! But even with some rudimentary knowledge like that I doubt a song will be penned by me anytime soon.

Have computer, will DIY your design?

If you’ve never designed a brochure, logo, website or ad where would you start? You have a computer and know how to use it, but is that enough to start designing your business materials? Maybe not. If I needed a song written I would not rely on myself to do it. I’d definitely find an experienced songwriter. If you need promotion or branding, your business will definitely benefit from hiring an experienced Graphic Designer. It’s worth it!