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Advice for design commissioners:
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Finding the right design agency can be a minefield. Working alongside the DBA Directory, we have developed a best practice guide to help you find the right agency, and work towards an effective design solution.

In this section you will find a step-by-step series of guides to support the process at every step of the way. Follow the process laid out below for each stage - starting with "Getting started" to ensure you have everything in place to kickstart the process.

 


 

 

 

 

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Getting started

Agencies come in all shapes, sizes and types, so how do you pick the best for your project?

Writing your design brief

For help in writing the project brief for designers

Agency selection guide

What are you actually looking for?

Pitch guide
For use when preparing for a pitch with designers

Pitch brief

For use in briefing the designers on what you require from them at the pitch meeting

Pitch score sheet

For use when scoring the designers in the pitch

Pitch feedback

For use when giving feedback to unsuccessful designers

Asking for a proposal document

Asking for a proposal document

Proposal score sheet

For use in scoring a response to the brief


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