Diy DesignSo, what is DIY Design, or what some folks call eDesign? It is an internet based service where everything is completed through the computer using CAD design program. You take the designs, scans, and measurements (or maybe can when you live nearby) and send it all through management program, creating a shopping list of the supplies that s/he needs...all from your own computer at home. Best of all, it is extremely affordable for any level designer!But why is it so cheap? Simple - there is no one who profits from these designer services other than the designers. They are selling the designs and using the prices they get for each design. In this case, the profit is split among the designer(s), the company that contracted them to do the project, and the companies that supplied the materials. If you consider this in the long-term, it makes a lot of sense. Why do professional designers charge so much? This is because professional designers have already created the designs. The companies just provide the materials and the expertise for the designer(s) to create the designs. You see, when you do it yourself, you are only "giving" the designs. When you contract professional designers, you give them the complete freedom to recreate the design as s/he deems fit to the client's needs. The client can change any aspect of the design, as long as it conforms to the original agreement that was made. Do all professional designers use in design tools? Again, yes! These days, you can find software designed specifically for designing. There are also several websites where a wide variety of design packages are offered, from simple to advanced. If you don't know anything about designing, you can find websites that offer help. Can you just hand the designs to your designer? Yes, you can but you may not have as good of an idea on how to proceed with the designs. The best thing you can do is to utilize one of the diy design platforms to educate yourself on how the process should go. How do these in platforms work? They are similar to online design galleries or websites. However, they are designed specifically to aid the designer. When you register for membership on one of these diy platforms, you can upload any design that you want. Once the design is uploaded onto the website, other people (clients) go through the website and can see your design for approval. The designer can then work on the design with the client. If they like what the client has sent them, they can ask the designer to customize a design for the client. Many designers will then add the designer's own touch to the design, which will make the design look even better. Once the design is approved, it can be distributed and printed to clients all over the world. All the designer has to do is take care of setting up the website and making sure nobody else sees the design. If you feel that you don't have a good enough design, there are some things that you can do to get a professional designer. One of those options is to pay a few dollars to have a designer come to your home or office to create your design. Although this can be a bit more expensive than using one of the DIY design platforms, it gives you the ability to set your own deadlines and keep the designer accountable for their work. You will have a professional looking design in just a few hours!