Thanks for reading – I’ve been on Core77 for awhile, but have only recently been browsing the discussion forums. I love, love, love, industrial design, but unlike most of you – I’m not blessed with the artsy gene. I’m in the idea-stages of starting up a sneaker accessory brand, and I really want to incorporate great design or ID elements to it, but unless you have loads of money it’s extremely difficult to find great designers.
I’m sure there are a bunch of sites or ways to reach out to great designers like yourselves (without spamming Core77 forums! ), are there any that you could recommend to me? Or any ways to go about finding great free-lance designers?
And finally, since I’m new to all of this and have never commissioned a designer before, what are some questions that I should be asking to make sure they’re legitimate and that I get good work?
Thanks a lot!