What is your planning and designing process?
Communication is key in the design process. Interviewing potential graphic designers before you hire is a smart place to begin. One question often overlooked is to ask about their design process.
Get a good idea of the designer’s planning and design workflow. Many will provide a written overview of the process. You’ll also want to know if a deposit is required and when the balance of payment will be due. The process will usually include a projected start date, a list of client supplied assets and a general explanation of each stage of the process.
Some designers like to keep you in the loop regularly, while others immerse themselves creatively into the project. This is very good information to know.