I am looking to source an affordable designer for the web, up until now we have been doing this ourselves but through looking at productivity, although we produce good results this is the area we are least efficient at. The issue I have is all the companies I have approached charge more than we charge for just the design component only etc ... (our average build we do for about $2,500 to $12,000 NZD depending on complexity, custom functionality / custom design implementation. (we predominantly develop on WordPress but also do custom builds using Symfony2)
I am looking for small one to 4 person company that I can give turnover to in volume of jobs, but, I don't want the entire budget of the jobs absorbed by design.
Naturally myself and my business partners are all developers, it doesn't matter where these designers are located as we can all work from anywhere but English speaking is a must as instructions get lost in translation.
Anyone have any recommendations?
Seems odd asking a non technical question on Experts Exchange but there must be people here who have good relationships with people they outsource to that can provide some insight.
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