Tip 1: How to find a designer
Depending on what kind of designer you need, see the profile editions. The ideal option is to first see the design work, for example, the design of the kitchen at a party with your friends, and only then hire the person whose work you liked so much. Therefore, look closely at the design of suburban areas (if you need a landscape designer), to the layout of newspapers and magazines (if you are looking for a printer), and so on, wherever you go. When you find your favorite option, you will only have to find out the name of the person who did this or that design project.
Another way to see the "product face" - search for a designer on the Internet. As a rule, almost all design firms and many independent experts today create their websites where they post examples of work and immediately stipulate conditions (approximate terms, prices, style of work). If you are limited in funds, and you cannot afford the services of high-class professionals, try searching for a designer on freelance exchanges. Often, there are students and beginners offering their services who need to practice and who are ready to meet your needs in discussing the financial side of things.
If you are looking for a designer through newspaper ads, be sure to ask him for a portfolio when you first meet. Any self-respecting representative of this profession should have a set of high-quality photos of their work, or at least projects. Talk to the candidate for your designers in person: draw out what exactly you want, listen to his suggestions. A professional will never categorically insist on his own, even if he does not like the ideas of the customer, but will try to find a reasonable compromise. Be sure to ask the designer about the terms of work and payment in advance, even before he gets down to business.