During the initial design consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your project with the designer, learn how they work and charge, see their portfolio, share what inspires you and discuss your design preferences.
Be sure to listen to your instincts regarding how you are feeling. Do not be pressured into working with someone you are not comfortable with, regardless of reputation and recommendation.
After the meeting, ask yourself:
- Did the designer listen to my needs and concerns?
- Did I trust the answers I was getting?
- Was there good “chemistry” between us?
- Did they demonstrate creativity, talent and resourcefulness?
Remain persistent in your search until you find the perfect fit.