Okay, so you've taken the plunge and engaged a professional graphic designer. Now, this second step is probably one of the most important - WRITE A CLEAR DESIGN BRIEF. The more detail you can put in your design brief, the better. Include your company background and be clear on your objectives. Target audience and timelines are essential and some design examples will also help. This way, any issues can be discussed before the designer starts work which will again be saving you money in the long run.