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How to save time and money by writing a top-notch brief for your design project

Commissioning professional design work can be a fun part of your job, but before you get the ball rolling you need to think carefully about all the details of your project – and get them down in writing. Taking the time to write a comprehensive, well-structured brief will make sure that everyone who works on the project has a clear understanding of what you want to do, which means that their work is more likely to be right first time. This will save you time and money in the long run (and let’s be honest – working in the voluntary sector, we don’t always have huge budgets for design). The length and level of detail will vary depending on the size of the project – use your best judgement. But always be clear and concise, and organise the information under headings. This how-to takes you through some of the areas that you might want to cover.
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