From A List Apart: Before you hire a designer, set up the situ­a­tion this person needs to be effec­tive. Bringing any employee into an unpre­pared envi­ron­ment where they don’t have the tools or authority to succeed is unfair to them and a huge waste of your hard-earned money. It also burdens the other employees who aren’t sure what to do with this new person. · Go to Before you hire designers →