So you need a new website designing and have the daunting task of choosing a web design agency in London. There are so many to choose from, how do you even start to eliminate the huge list of web designers? It’s all about choosing the right agency for you, a creative company which produces work you can get on board with at the right price.
Finding your perfect web design agency can be pretty time consuming. Whether you’re asking friends for recommendations or searching Google, it will take a while to browse a perspective agency’s work and decide if they are right for your business. Firstly, don’t forget that your website is one of your most important business tools – so opting for the cheapest option might not be wise in this case. We also recommend that you set up a shortlist of agencies, perhaps three to five, and ask for quotes to compare before you make a final decision.
Then how do you whittle down the shortlist? Here are some pointers to look out for when choosing a company to design your website.
Do you like their website?
You’re hiring a company that creates websites, so it makes sense to judge them from their own! Could you find all the information you were looking for? Was it pleasing on the eye? Did the site motivate you to enquire further? If you found the website uninspiring, then perhaps they’re the not the right agency to design your site.
Is the agency experienced?
As with most things in life, it generally feels better to trust a company or an individual with years of experience. It’s not always about the age of the agency, but more so the skills and experience of its founder and the creative designers who will be working with you directly.
Do they offer the service you require?
When it comes to designing websites, as a client you will have different requirements then another client. Some people need specific CMS or hosting requirements, or you may need to ensure the agency are specialists in ecommerce platforms. Make contact with the company and get technical to ensure they can deliver the exact service you need.
Can you find their past work?
It’s always a good idea to take a look at some of the websites they have designed for previous clients to get a feel for the agency’s style. You can also have a look for testimonials from clients and see the types of businesses that hire them. Do you recognise any of their clients? If so, that’s probably a good sign. Even a small digital agency can have an impressive client list which speaks volumes about their work.
Are they prompt to respond?
When contacting a digital agency, you expect a fast and sufficient response. If you find it difficult to talk to somebody over the phone, would you be happy trusting the company with your web project? No doubt you’ll have a lot to discuss and approve, so communication is key for a good partnership.
In such as strong market it can be difficult to know where to turn for quality web design work. We recommend choosing a creative agency which seems to understand your business and will go the extra mile.